|Birth: ||Mar. 30, 1874|
|Death: ||Feb. 3, 1922|
Gospel preacher listed in Ligon's Portraiture of preachers and Gospel Preachers Who Blazed the Trail, by C. R. Nichol, 1911.
James Sterling Dunn was born at Readyville, Tennessee, March 30, 1874, of Irish descent. His father died when he was eight; his mother lived in Nashville, Tennessee. When he was a boy he attended the public school in his area, then he attended the High School at Readyville. Still later he attended Winchester Normal for three years. Upon completion he began teaching there three years, at which time he entered Nashville Bible School in Nashville. He finished there after two years. He obeyed the gospel at the age of seventeen. Within a year he in turn baptized his first convert. Since that time he sought to serve the Lord in as many ways as he could. He preached the gospel in many different places. He was instrumental and helping many brethren in building their own church buildings. He enjoyed mission work, and was particularly successful in difficult areas. Within the first sixteen years of his ministry he baptized over 2000 people into Christ. He moved to Texas where he served the Lord successfully in the Fort Worth area. He preached for some time for the Central church there, which at the time was one of the most successful congregations in that great state. In his life he greatly admired his mother, who raised him and four brothers who all preached, one of which was a physician, yet preached from time to time. She single-handedly raised her boys to serve God, and serve God they did all their lives. Another woman in his life was his wife, Claudia Holland, whom he married on December 25, 1900. She served the Lord many years as a co-laborer with James. Brother Dunn passed from this life in 1922 and is buried within a family plot in the old Memorial Park Cemetery in Dallas, Texas. [Gospel Preachers Who Blazed the Trail C. R. Nichol, 1911].
Elizabeth Dunn (1846 - 1910)
Claudia Holland Dunn (1878 - 1959)*
Thomas 'Sterling' Dunn (1904 - 1985)*
Claudia Dunn Ferguson (1915 - 1996)*
John Evans Dunn (1867 - 1932)*
James Sterling Dunn (1874 - 1922)
Gustus Albert Dunn (1876 - 1967)*
Jasper William Dunn (1878 - 1964)*
Grove Hill Memorial Park
Created by: Tom Childers
Record added: Oct 30, 2009
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