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 John Davis “J. D.” Borden

John Davis “J. D.” Borden

Birth
Alabama, USA
Death 1 Jul 1926 (aged 79)
Ferris, Ellis County, Texas, USA
Burial Ferris, Ellis County, Texas, USA
Plot Section G
Memorial ID 49148506 · View Source
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Gospel preacher.

J. D. Borden was born near Borden Springs, Ala., on July 5, 1846. He departed this life at the home of his son, E. M. Borden, at Ferris, Texas, on July 1, 1926. Brother Borden was the son of George Borden, a minister of the gospel. His father and family moved to Texas in 1860. He was admitted to the bar and commenced the practice of law in Texas in the year 1875, and continued actively in the practice of law, at which he made a brilliant success, until April, 1890, when, at Groveton, Texas, he commenced preaching the gospel, at which time he gave up the profession of law and all other business and devoted the remainder of his life to preaching the gospel. He was a very zealous minister, and during the thirty-five or forty years that he devoted to preaching the gospel he probably converted and baptized as many people and established as many congregations as any other man living contemporaneously with him. As is often the case with most preachers, many of his converts and congregations subsequently perished or dwindled away because of the lack of teaching; but I many of the congregations throughout Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas owe their establishment to the preaching and teachings of J. D. Borden. Brother Borden was married twice. He was married first to Miss Miranda Click, who lived only a few years after their marriage. At the time of her death she left a son, W. M. Borden, who now resides at Corsicana, Texas. On or about February 16, 1873, Brother Borden married Miss Margaret Mitchell, who died in September 1925. She was a very devoted wife and mother and was to Brother Borden a tower of strength. In addition to W. M. Borden, the son by his first marriage, Brother Borden left surviving him the following children: J. L. P. Borden, whose residence is unknown; Mrs. Eva Hall, of Glendale, Cal.; Mrs. Willie Parsons, of Texarkana, Ark.; and E. M. Borden, of Ferris, Texas. Brother Borden was a good thinker and a strong man in the pulpit. He did not often write articles for publication; however, about fifteen years ago, his son, E. M. Borden, published a book entitled, "Life and Sermons of J. D. Borden," which has been extensively circulated and read throughout the South. In the passing of Brother Borden the brotherhood has lost one of its pioneer preachers, who was willing to go to destitute fields and preach the gospel without pay other than the discharge of his duty. His place will be hard to fill, but his life is worthy of study and emulation by our young preachers. He strove to make his calling and election sure. --R.O. Kenley, Gospel Advocate, October 7, 1926, 952-53.


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  • Maintained by: Tom Childers
  • Originally Created by: Patricia Kemper
  • Added: 5 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 49148506
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Davis “J. D.” Borden (5 Jul 1846–1 Jul 1926), Find A Grave Memorial no. 49148506, citing Ferris Memorial Park North, Ferris, Ellis County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Tom Childers (contributor 46515204) .