1831 – He was born this year in Louisa County, Virginia.
1845 – He was baptized by Tolbert Fanning this year.
1846 – He entered Fanning’s Franklin College.
1849 – He graduated this year.
1891 – He and James A. Harding founded the Nashville Bible School, the precursor to the current Lipscomb University, which was not named for him until after his death.
1906 – He had formalized the division between itself as the Church of Christ and the more liberal faction, which is now generally known as the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
1917 – He died this year.