From The Newberry Weekly Herald (SC), April 13, 1881
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Lark O'Neall of South Carolina
Lark O'Neall was the moderator of the Southern Baptist Association (not SB Convention) when it met in Williamsburg County, South Carolina in 1878. He was a veteran of the Florida Seminole Indian war of 1836. Following that, he was a law student until he abandoned the legal profession to become a Methodist preacher. At some point (at least after 1848) he left the Methodists for the Baptist Church (possibly being converted on the doctrine of immersion baptism). Originally with the close communion Baptists, he adopted the view of open communion and preached that several years before his death. I would be interested in finding more biographical information. Any help appreciated!