Milan Cumberland Presbyterian Church

Milan, Gibson County, Tennessee

Organized 1874


West Tennessee Presbytery

Great Rivers Synod

Milan Cumberland Presbyterian Church
6083 South First Street
Milan, Tennessee 38358

 


List of Pastors

 Thomas Washington Cannon
 

 James D. Lewis

1884 - December 1887

 W. W. Hendrix

1890

Ewing L. McWilliams

 1891 - 1892

 Robert Andrew Neal Wilson

 1893 - October 5, 1895

 James D. Lewis

 1896

 Ramsey Duncan

1897 - 1898

Joseph Benjamin Oakley

1898 - 1899

 Samuel Andrew Sadler

1900 - 1901

Fred H. Ford

1902 - 1906

 James Andrew Keaton

1906 - 1912

Henry M. Guynn

1912 - 1914

 George W. Burroughs

1914 - 1916

Charles Walter Hayes

1916 - 1917

George W. Burroughs

1917 - 1920

John Wesley Dishman

1920 - 1923

Emmet R. Ramer

1923 - October 24, 1943

Tom J. Scott 

March 9, 1944 - September 1, 1947

Blake Forester Warren 

October 15, 1947 - 1957

 Scott Wilson Johnson

1957 - 1966

Jack H. Barker

June 1967 - 1974

 Donald Caperton

 1974 - 1983

M. B. Jackson

Robert D. Rush

March 1, 1986 - 199

 Roy W. Hall

April 1994 - 2002 or 2003

David LeNeave

 2003 - 2009

Doy L. Daniels, Jr. 

2009 -

 

 

1874
Whereas two new congregations have been organised within the bounds of this Presbytery, each in Gibson Co., known as Milan and Beach Grove and whereas said congregations promise conformity to the Rules and Regulations of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and to support the Gospel as God may enable them and being present by their Representatives H. A. McCrackin from Milan and W. M. Summons from Beach Grove praying to be received under the care of this Presbytery. Therefore Resolved that said prayer be granted and the names of the Representatives enrolled.
[Source: Minutes of the Hopewell Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, October 3, 1874, page 267]

1875
Elder representative - J. T. Weatherford
Hopewell Presbytery
[Source: Minutes of the Hopewell Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, April 3, 1875, page 281]

1875
Elder representative - W. R. Burnett
Hopewell Presbytery
[Source: Minutes of the Hopewell Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, October 2, 1875, page 295]

1876
Elder representative - J. T. Wetherford
Hopewell Presbytery
[Source: Minutes of the Hopewell Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, April 1, 1876, page 308]

1876
Elder representative - J. T. Wetherford
Hopewell Presbytery
[Source: Minutes of the Hopewell Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, September 23, 1876, page 320]

1877
Elder representative - J. T. Wetherford
Hopewell Presbytery
[Source: Minutes of the Hopewell Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, March 24, 1877, page 334]

1877
Milan not represented
Hopewell Presbytery
[Source: Minutes of the Hopewell Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, September 22, 1877, page 348]

1878
Elder representative - J. T. Wetherford
Hopewell Presbytery
[Source: Minutes of the Hopewell Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, March 23, 1878, page 361]

1878
Milan not represented
Hopewell Presbytery
[Source: Minutes of the Hopewell Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, September 21, 1878, page 370]

1879
Elder representative - E. P. McGaughey
Hopewell Presbytery
[Source: Minutes of the Hopewell Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, September 27, 1879, page 4]

1880
Elder representative - W. H. H. Bledsoe
Hopewell Presbytery
[Source: Minutes of the Hopewell Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, March 27, 1880, page 4]

1880
Elder representative - D. F. C. Rankin
Hopewell Presbytery
By permission, Rev. F. P. Flaniken addressed the Presbytery in behalf of the Church at Milan.
Milan: 24 Communicates.
Your Committee on Church Records report that we have examined the records of the following churches: Milan.
[Source: Minutes of the Hopewell Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, September 25, 1880, pages 4, 8, 12 & 14]

1881
Elder representative - E. P. McGaughey
Hopewell Presbytery
[Source: Minutes of the Hopewell Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, March 26, 1881, page 4]

1881
Elder representative - S. W. Harris
Hopewell Presbytery
[Source: Minutes of the Hopewell Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, September 24, 1881, page 4]

1882
Milan not represented
Hopewell Presbytery
An opportunity was given for persons wishing to converse with Presbytery as to an internal call to the ministry, whereupon Bro. E. P. McGaughey presented himself and after relating his experience was taken under care of the Presbytery.
The funds collected last night were turned over to the mission at Milan.
An oral communication was received as to the church property of Hopewell congregation, and Elders E. P. McGaughey and W. H. Bobbitt was appointed a committee to look after and dispose of it and apply the proceeds to the Milan mission.
[Source: Minutes of the Hopewell Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, March 25, 1882, pages 2, 4 & 5-6]

1882
Elder representative - J. P. Wetherford
Hopewell Presbytery
Milan was selected as the place for the next meeting of Presbytery.
The dues from Milan congregation for the past year were donated to that church.
Committee on Missions report: Milan is moving on with her church house.
Milan, number of communicates: 34.
[Source: Minutes of the Hopewell Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, October 7, 1882, pages 2, 3, 6, 9 & 11]

1883
Hopewell Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church met pursuant to adjournment in Milan, Gibson co. Tenn. on Saturday, March 24, 1883, at 11 o'clock A.M.
Elder representative - A. A. Davidson
Your committee are pleased to report Milan, a missionary point under your care, as doing well. She reports in communion, 35, and as having paid on her church house $1659.22; Cash on hand, $170.00; Amount yet necessary to complete the building, $250.00.
[Source: Minutes of the Hopewell Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, March 24, 1883, pages 2 & 11]

1883
Elder representative - J. P. Wetherford
Hopewell Presbytery
[Source: Minutes of the Hopewell Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, October 13, 1883, page 2]

1884
Elder representative - J. P. Weatherford
Hopewell Presbytery
[Source: Minutes of the Hopewell Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, March 22, 1884, pages 2 & 3]

1884
Elder representative - S. W. Harris
As Cor. Secretary of the Board of Missions for Hopewell Presbytery, I submit the following as my second semi-annual report for the current year. Milan, J. D. Lewis, pastor. H. & F. M. $37.
Treasurer's Report: Milan, Total in Communion: 35.
[Source: Minutes of the Hopewell Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, October 11, 1884, page 4, 9-10]

1885
Elder representative - A. A. Davidson
Hopewell Presbytery
Elders' Report: Milan, Rev. J. D. Lewis, 65 members
[Source: Minutes of the Hopewell Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, March 21, 1885, pages 2 & 12]

1885
Elder representative - J. M. Dixon
Hopewell Presbytery
A communication from Milan congregation asking for the installation of the Rev. J. D. Lewis as their pastor was read. On motion, said request was granted, and the fifth Sabbath in November was fixed as the day for the installation service. The Rev. A. E. Cooper was appointed to preach the installation sermon, and the Revs. S. O. Wood and T. W. Cannon to give the charge.
[Source: Minutes of the Hopewell Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, October 10, 1885, pages 2 & 5]

1886
Elder representative - J. P. Wetherford
Hopewell Presbytery
Reports from Elders: Milan, Rev. J. D. Lewis, Am't paid Pastor $400.00, Numb. of members 75
[Source: Minutes of the Hopewell Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, March 27, 1886, pages 3 & 9]

1886
Milan not represented
Hopewell Presbytery
[Source: Minutes of the Hopewell Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, October 9, 1886, page 2]

1887
Elder representative - John M. Dickson
Hopewell Presbytery
Report of Corresponding Secretary of the Board of Missions: Milan, Rev. J. D. Lewis, pastor.
[Source: Minutes of the Hopewell Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, March 26, 1887, pages 2 & 13]

1888
Elder representative - J. M. Dickson
Hopewell Presbytery
The Milan congregation memorialize the Presbytery as follows:
Whereas, The Rev. J. D. Lewis, formerly an ordained minister of this Presbytery, but now a resident of California, was regularly installed pastor of the Milan congregation by authority of the body, and
Whereas, Said J. D. Lewis did, on last December, tender his resignation as pastor of said Milan congregation, and
Whereas, Said resignation was accepted in due form by the session of said congregation;
Therefore, Your petitioners pray your honorable body to dissolve the former pastoral relation between said Rev. J. D. Lewis and the Milan Congregation. John M. Dickson, Clk. of Session.
The memorial was granted.
[Source: Minutes of the Hopewell Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, October 5, 1888, pages 3 & 7]

1889
Milan not represented
Hopewell Presbytery
[Source: Minutes of the Hopewell Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, March 22, 1889, page 2]

1889
Milan not represented
Hopewell Presbytery
[Source: Minutes of the Hopewell Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, October 4, 1889, page 2]

1890
Elder representative - J. M. Dickson
Hopewell Presbytery
[Source: Minutes of the Hopewell Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, March 21, 1890, page 2]

1890
Milan not represented
Hopewell Presbytery
[Source: Minutes of the Hopewell Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, October 3, 1890, page 2]

1891
Elder representative - John M. Dickson
Hopewell Presbytery
[Source: Minutes of the Hopewell Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, March 20, 1891, page 2]

1891
Elder representative - D. C. Caldwell
Hopewell Presbytery
[Source: Minutes of the Hopewell Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, October 2, 1891, page 3]

1892
Milan not represented
Hopewell Presbytery
Contracts for Ministerial services were ratified between the following ministers and congregations: E. L. McWilliams.
[Source: Minutes of the Hopewell Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, March 23, 1892, pages 3 & 9]

1892
Milan not represented
Hopewell Presbytery
[Source: Minutes of the Hopewell Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, October 1, 1892, page 2]

1893
Elder representative - John M. Dickson
Hopewell Presbytery
[Source: Minutes of the Hopewell Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, September 30, 1893, page 2]

1894
Elder representative - John M. Dickson
Hopewell Presbytery
[Source: Minutes of the Hopewell Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, March 24, 1894, page 2]

1894
No minutes for this meeting in archives: October 6, 1894 in Manlyville, Henry county, Tenn.

1895
Elder representative - D. C. Caldwell
Hopewell Presbytery - held at Milan, Tennessee
[Source: Minutes of the Hopewell Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, March 23, 1895, page 4]

1895
Elder representative - J. R. Harrison
Hopewell Presbytery
[Source: Minutes of the Hopewell Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, October 5, 1895, page 3]

 

1897
Elder representative - R. E. Goldsby
Hopewell Presbytery
[Source: Minutes of the Hopewell Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, March 26, 1897, pages 4 & 9]

1897
Milan not represented
Hopewell Presbytery
[Source: Minutes of the Hopewell Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, September 30, 1897, page 5]

1898
Milan not represented
Hopewell Presbytery
That the contract between Rev. J. B. Oakley and Milan Church be ratified, Brother Oakley giving said church the whole of his time at a salary of $500 a year and parsonage.
[Source: Minutes of the Hopewell Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, March 26, 1898, pages 4 & 16]

1898
No list of elders included in these minutes.
[Source: Minutes of the Hopewell Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, September 28, 1898]

1899
Elder representative - J. R. Harrison
Hopewell Presbytery
The committee has official information that the Rev. J. B. Oakley and the Milan congregation have made a contract for one year, beginning January 1, 1899, at a consideration of five hundred dollars and use of manse.
[Source: Minutes of the Hopewell Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, March 24, 1899, pages 4, 6, 7 & 17]

1899
Milan not represented
Hopewell Presbytery
[Source: Minutes of the Hopewell Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, September 28, 1899, page 4]

1900
No list of elder representatives in these minutes.
By the action of the Synod of Tennessee on Presbyterial lines, at its last meeting, ... That part of Gibson county east of the Mobile & Ohio railroad, with Antioch, Beech Grove, Bradford, Chapel Hill, Davidson's Chapel, Double Springs, Dyer, Friendship, Humboldt, Medina, Milan, Pleasant Green, Pleasant Hill Congregations ... were transferred from the Hopewell Presbytery to this Presbytery.
Milan calls for the ministerial services of Rev. S. A. Sadler for all of his time at a salary $550.00.
[Source: Minutes of the Obion Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, March 8, 1900, pages 3 & 19]

1900
Milan not represented
Obion Presbytery
[Source: Minutes of the Obion Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, September 14, 1900, page 5]

1901
By action of the Synod of Tennessee at Jackson, Tenn., Nov. 2, 1900, on the change of Presbyterial lines, ... the following congregations were transferred to the Hopewell Presbytery, viz: ... Antioch, Gibson, Beech Grove, Bradford, Chapel Hill, Davidson's Chapel, Double Springs, Friendship, Gibson, Medina, Milan, Pleasant Green, and Pleasant Hill, Gibson.
[Source: Minutes of the Obion Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, March 8, 1901, page 1]

1901
Elder representative - J. R. Harrison
Hopewell Presbytery
The following congregations have ministerial services as shown below: Church -- Milan. Minister, Rev. S. A. Saddler.
[Source: Minutes of the Hopewell Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, March 22, 1901, pages 4, 5 & 19]

1901
Elder representative - A. M. Wilson
Hopewell Presbytery
Milan was selected as the place for the Spring meeting and date set on Friday, 7:30 p.m. before the Fourth Sunday in March, 1902.
[Source: Minutes of the Hopewell Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, October 4, 1901, pages 3 & 5]

1902
Elder representative - W. C. Caldwell
Hopewell Presbytery - Held at Milan Tennessee, March 21-24, 1902.
You will please ratify the following contracts: Rev. F. H. Ford and Milan congregation, salary $550 and use of Manse.
Elders and Deacons' Association: A number of the Elders and Deacons of Hopewell Presbytery met at the C. P. Church in Milan, Tenn., Friday, March 21, 1902, 2:30 p.m., and organized the Elders and Deacons' Association of Hopewell Presbytery. J. R. Harrison, Vice-President-Milan.
[Source: Minutes of the Hopewell Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, March 21, 1902, pages 2, 4 & 10]

1902
Elder representative - F. J. Moore
Hopewell Presbytery
[Source: Minutes of the Hopewell Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, October 2, 1902, page 3]

1903
The Hopewell Presbytery met in called session at Milan, Tenn. March 9, 1903
[Source: Minutes of the Hopewell Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, March 9 and 20-23, 1903, page 12]

1903
Milan not represented
Hopewell Presbytery
[Source: Minutes of the Hopewell Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, March 9 and 20-23, 1903, page 4]

1903
Elder representative - F. J. Moore
Hopewell Presbytery
[Source: Minutes of the Hopewell Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, October 2, 1903, page 2]

1904
Elder representative - J. R. Harrison
Hopewell Presbytery
[Source: Minutes of the Hopewell Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, March 25, 1904, page 5]

1905
Elder representative - J. R. Harrison
Hopewell Presbytery
[Source: Minutes of the Hopewell Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, March 24, 1905, page 2]

1905
Elder representative - S. J. Moore
Hopewell Presbytery
Congregation: Milan; Session Clerk: J. R. Harrison; Minister: F. H. Ford
[Source: Minutes of the Hopewell Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, September 28, 1905, pages 3 & 14]

1906
Elder representative - J. R. Harrison
Hopewell Presbytery
Congregation: Milan; Session Clerk: J. R. Harrison; Minister: F. H. Ford
[Source: Minutes of the Hopewell Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, March 20, 1906, pages 3 & 11]

1906
The representation of congregations was the same as that of the regular meeting of Presbytery held in March 1906.
Hopewell Presbytery - Call Meeting
[Source: Minutes of the Hopewell Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, June 27, 1906, page 5]

1906
Elder representative - S. J. Moore
Hopewell Presbytery
[Source: Minutes of the Hopewell Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, October 2, 1906, page 1]

1907
Elder representative - S. J. Moore
Hopewell Presbytery
[Source: Minutes of the Hopewell Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, March 22, 1907, page 3]

1907
Elder representative - S. J. Moore
Hopewell Presbytery
[Source: Minutes of the Hopewell Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, October 4, 1907, page 3]

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