credit able to
him. He is also
pastor of Cedar
ton, Miss., with
a membership of
one hundred for¬
ty-eight, and St
Miss., with fifty-
Rev. Bradley has
are doing much
good. He now
serves as record¬
ing secretary of
of conflicts and
Bradley, like a
soldier, has ever shown himself a man of great Christian
fortitude. His acquaintances all over the State of Mis¬
sissippi speak of him in terms of piaise.
REV. Y\\ J. BROOKS.
Rev. Wiley Jackson Brooks, a prominent Christian
leader of Simpson county was born of slave parents near
Durant, Miss., July 7th, 1863. When Wiley was only five
years old, the death of his father limited -his educational
advantages. Feeling that he was now dependent upon
himself and knowing that he needed an education to suc¬
ceed in life, he decided to attend the Alcorn A. and M.
College, Rodney, Miss.; after which he taught school near
Carthpge, Leake county, Miss. He returned to Alcorn
and remained until his money was completely exhausted..