|Birth: ||Dec. 24, 1846|
|Death: ||Feb. 23, 1894|
Son of Jonathan Shuler Clower and Mahala Elliott. Methodist Circuit Rider.
From an Obituary printed in the "Little Rock Conference Journal" 1894 - "Rev. John Simpson Clower - Was born in Shelby County, Alabama, December 24, 1846. The family having removed to the State of Arkansas, he was converted at Columbia camp meeting, at Columbia camp-ground, in the year 1861.
A short time after his conversion he entered the confederate army, and during his soldier life, whether on the march, in camp, or in the shock of battle, our brother maintained his Christian integrity, and exerted a helpful and saving influence upon others.
For some time Bro. Clower felt that it was his duty to preach the Gospel, and having removed to the State of Texas, he obeyed the call of the Spirit, and was received on trial into the Texas Conference in the year 1868, in which Conference he traveled several years, filling his appointments with great satisfaction.
In the year 188-, he located and removed to the State of Arkansas, where he preached as a local preacher for a time, but in the year 1886 he was readmitted into the Arkansas Conference and appointed to the Waldron Circuit, where he traveled on year. the next two years he traveled the Dover Circuit. Then the Quitman Circuit two years. In 1891 he was transferred to the Little Rock Conference, and appointed to the Austin Circuit. In 1892 he served the Gurdon Circuit.
His last appointment was the Nashville Circuit, on which work he entered with his accustomed faithfulness and zeal. He planned for a vigorous campaign, and had infused into his people hope and courage, and preacher and people were looking forward to a prosperous year.
But God had other plans for our brother. He was attacked with pneumonia, and after suffering a few days he died on the 23d of February, 1894, in the full triumph of faith, and went home to God.
Bro. Clower was what we may call a self-made man, not having had the advantages of early training. Yet by perseverance he made himself a good English scholar, and was more than an average preacher, and wherever he traveled his memory is like ointment poured forth."
From the "Mount Pleasant Church History Book" - "Reverend J. S. Clower - Another early pastor of Mt. Pleasant, John Simpson Clower, was born in Alabama in 1846, came with his father's family to Arkansas, and was converted at Columbia Camp Ground in 1861. He was a Confederate soldier, and bore himself as a Christian while in that service. After the war he moved to Texas; felt himself called to preach and entered the Texas Conference in 1868. In 1877 he located and came to Arkansas; but in 1886 he was readmitted into the Arkansas Conference, where he traveled Waldron, Dover, Danville and Quitman Circuits. He transferred in 1891 to Little Rock Conference. He has few early advantages in the was of an education; but he made himself a good English scholar and was a strong preacher, above the average. He finished his earthly work in 1894."
Jonathan Shuler Clower (1811 - 1855)
Mahala Elliott Clower (1817 - 1875)
Texanna Parks Alcorn (1855 - 1939)*
Florence Myrtle Clower Key (1875 - 1946)*
Willie Aubrey Clower (1877 - 1909)*
Mary Anna Clower Moore (1879 - 1965)*
Lula May Clower Wright (1881 - 1964)*
Julia Clower (1884 - 1884)*
Eugene Clower (1885 - 1967)*
Ruth S. Clower (1894 - 1909)*
Esther J Clower Quinn (1894 - 1918)*
Mary Ann Clower Evans (____ - 1855)*
Daniel Morgan Clower (1835 - 1927)*
James Madison Clower (1844 - 1899)*
John Simpson Clower (1846 - 1894)
Mary Lucretia Clower Mackintosh (1855 - 1947)*
Created by: Rajordan
Record added: Jan 07, 2009
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