Rev Francis Mitchell Grace, Sr

Rev Francis Mitchell Grace, Sr

Birth
Elyton, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA
Death 13 Aug 1904 (aged 72)
Owenton, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA
Burial Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 61790263 · View Source
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From "History of Alabama and dictionary of Alabama biography, Volume 3" By Thomas McAdory Owen, Marie Bankhead Owen:

GRACE, FRANCIS MITCHELL, Methodist minister, teacher and editor, was born February 28, 1832 at Elyton, and died August 13, 1904, at Ownenton; son of Baylis Earle and Ann (Mitchell) Grace (q. v.). He received his early education at Elyton academy, 1837-46; graduated at East Tennessee university, 1849, with the degree of M. A. and later received the honorary degree of D. D. from Hiwassee college. He entered the Methodist ministry and served the following pastorates: Newbern, 1853; Eufaula, 1854; Demopolis, 1855-56; Talladega, 1857-58; Tuscaloosa, 1859-60; Newbern, 1861-65. He edited the "Daily messenger," of Selma, 1866, and the following year he became professor of languages in the University of Tennessee, holding the position for three years. In 1871 he was made president of Hiwassee college, Tenn. From 1883 to 1888 he was president of Mansfield college, La.; professor in Hiwassee college, 1890-99; professor in Owenton college, 1900-02. Author: contributor to "North American review," "Methodist review," and leading church papers; editor "Alabama Christian Advocate," 1902. He was a fine Latin and Greek scholar. He was a Democrat. Married: (1) April 3, 1854, at Newbern, Hale County, to Mary Jane [JAMES], daughter of David Wallace and Hope (Ward) Borden, of Beaufort, N.C. of Revolutionary ancestry; granddaughter of Joseph and Esther Borden, the former a member of the North Carolina convention that framed the constitution of that state of the Quaker faith, whose six of seven sons migrated to Hale County in 1836, founded the town of Newbern and helped to develop the canebrake by building roads, schools, churches and digging artesian wells; (2) to Ida Hoskins of Tennessee. Children: by the first wife, 1. David Borden (q. v.); 2. Bettie Pearce (Grace) Burwell, Birmingham; 3. Annie (Grace) Drake, Weatherford, Texas; by the second wife, 4. William; 5. Francis; 6. Janie; 7. Judith. Last residence: Owenton. (Biography originally created by: flkayakgirl83.)
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