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Dr Elijah Embree Hoss, Sr

Dr Elijah Embree Hoss, Sr

Birth
Big Cherokee, Washington County, Tennessee, USA
Death 23 Apr 1919 (aged 70)
Muskogee County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Jonesborough, Washington County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 47428600 · View Source
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Graduated from Ohio Wesleyan and Emory & Henry College, Virginia (1869). In 1870, he became an ordained minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. He pastored in Knoxville, Tennessee (1870-72); San Francisco, California (1872-74); and Asheville, North Carolina. From 1875-1879, he taught at Martha Washington College, Abingdon, Virginia, then became president of M.W. College (1880-1884). He later became president pro-tem of his alma mater, Emory & Henry College. He was also a professor of Church History at Vanderbilt University (1886-90), and edited the Christian Advocate in Nashville, Tenneesee (1890-92). In 1902, he became the Methodist bishop of Dallas, Texas.

Married 19 Nov 1872 in Knox Co., TN to Abigail Bell "Abbie" Clarke, d/o Edwin Reuben and Mary Ann (Sessler) Clarke. Henry was s/o Henry A. and Anna Maria (Sevier) Hoss. Anna Maria Sevier was d/o Maj. John Jr. and Sophia (Garoutte/Garrette) Sevier and granddaughter of John Sevier, governor of the "lost" state of Franklin and first governor of Tennessee.

Father of Mary Sevier "Minnie" (Hoss) Headman, Elijah Embree Hoss Jr. and Dr. Henry Sessler Hoss Sr., M.D.

BURIAL: Embree and Abbie were originally buried in Greenhill Cemetery in Muskogee County, Oklahoma and then were transferred and reinterred in Maple Lawn Cemetery on Jackson Boulevard in Jonesborough, TN on 12 Apr 1924.


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  • Created by: N S Ferguson
  • Added: 1 Feb 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 47428600
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Elijah Embree Hoss, Sr (14 Apr 1849–23 Apr 1919), Find A Grave Memorial no. 47428600, citing Maple Lawn Cemetery, Jonesborough, Washington County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by N S Ferguson (contributor 46789330) .