John Robert Morris

Cumberland Presbyterian Minister

1870 - 1956

       


Revs. J. R. Morris, and wife, Mrs. Bessie C. Morris, being regularly ordained ministers in the Louisiana Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church presented their credentials of ordination, and upon their application, were duly received as members of this the Dallas-Bonham Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
[Source: Minutes of the Dallas-Bonham Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, March 6, 1908, page 140]


Rev. John Morris, Texas

Rev. John R. Morris, age 86 years, passed from this life Aug. 8, 1956. Following funeral services conducted by Rev. Brown C. Welch, the body was laid to rest in Laurel Land, Ft. Worth, Texas.

Both he and his wife, the Rev. Bessie Copeland Morris, will be remembered by many throughout the bounds of the Church. For 15 years they worked together as an evangelistic team, he leading the singing and she doing the preaching.

John R. Morris had influenced many lives for God and the Christian life. He had held pastorates in Tenn., Okla., and Texas. An elder, of whose church he had been pastor on two occasions said of him, "He was more able in prayer than any minister I ever knew."

He is survived by his wife, Rev. Bessie Morris, 3309 Strong, Ft. Worth; two daughters, Angelene Okerson, Washington, D.C. and Mignone Hawk, both of Ft. Worth; two sons, John Rye, Slaton, Tex. and Copeland, Arlington, Texas; eleven grandchildren; one brother, Drew, of Memphis, Tenn.; one sister, Mrs. Abbie Wurtz, San Antonio, Texas; and, two half-brothers, J. M. and Ready Morris, of Alabama.

It would bring cheer to Mrs. Morris if you who remember her and her late husband in their many labours throughout the Church would write her at the home address.
         --Brown C. Welch
[Source: The Cumberland Presbyterian, September 18, 1956, page 15]


1908
Ministers Received From Other Denominations - J. R. Morris, Mar. 7, 1908.
Morris, Jno., 1189 Elm Street, Dallas, Texas
Minister - Dallas-Bonham Presbytery - Texas Synod
Pastor - J. R. Morris - Dallas Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Dallas, Texas
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1908, pages 81a, 2b & 13b]

1909
Morris, John R., Whitney, Texas
Minister - Dallas-Bonham Presbytery - Texas Synod
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1909, page 12b]

1910
Morris, John R., Hubbard, Texas
Minister - Corsicana Presbytery - Texas Synod
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1910, page 213]

1911
Morris, J. R., Hubbard City, Texas
Minister - Corsicana Presbytery - Texas Synod
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1911, page 209]

1912
Morris, John R., Hubbard City, Texas
Minister - Corsicana-Waco Presbytery - Texas Synod
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1912, page 247]

1913
Morris, J. R., Hubbard City, Texas
Minister - Corsicana-Waco Presbytery - Texas Synod
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1913, page 321]

1914
Morris, Jno. R., Beech Grove, Tenn.
Minister - Corsicana-Waco Presbytery - Texas Synod
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1914, page 267]

1915
Morris, John R., Petros, Tenn.
Minister - McMinnville Presbytery - Tennessee Synod
Pastor - Beech Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Beech Grove, Tenn.
Pastor - Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Coffee Co.)
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1915, pages 188 & 237]

1916
Morris, John R., Petros, Tenn.
Minister - McMinnville Presbytery - Tennessee Synod
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1916, page 256]

1917
Morris, John R. (In transitu) Petros, Tenn.
Minister - McMinnville Presbytery - Tennessee Synod
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1917, page 257]

1918
Morris, J. R., Petersburg, Tenn.
Minister - Elk Presbytery - Tennessee Synod
Commissioner to General Assembly in Dallas, Texas.
Served on the Committee on the Minutes of Kentucky Synod.
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1918, pages 8, 17 & 217]

1919
Morris, J. R., Petersburg, Tenn.
Minister - Elk Presbytery - Tennessee Synod
Pastor - New Salem Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Session clerk lives in Petersburg, Tenn.)
Pastor - Petersburg Cumberland Presbyterian Church - Petersburg, Tenn.
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1919, pages 126 & 217]

1920
Morris, J. R., Petersburg, Tenn.
Minister - Elk Presbytery - Tennessee Synod
Pastor - Cowan Cumberland Presbyterian Church - Cowan, Tenn.
Pastor - New Salem Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Session clerk lives in Petersburg, Tenn.)
Pastor - Petersburg Cumberland Presbyterian Church - Petersburg, Tenn.
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1920, pages 164, 165 & 238]

1921
Morris, John R., Petersburg, Tenn.
Minister - Elk Presbytery - Tennessee Synod
Pastor - Cowan Cumberland Presbyterian Church - Cowan, Tenn.
Pastor - New Salem Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Session clerk lives in Petersburg, Tenn.)
Pastor - Petersburg Cumberland Presbyterian Church - Petersburg, Tenn.
Pastor - Richland Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Session clerk lives in Petersburg, Tenn.)
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1921, pages 248, 249 & 320]

1922
Morris, J. R., Lewisburg, Tenn.
Minister - Elk Presbytery - Tennessee Synod
Pastor - Cowan Cumberland Presbyterian Church - Cowan, Tenn.
Pastor - New Unity Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Session clerk lives in Petersburg, Tenn.)
Pastor - Petersburg Cumberland Presbyterian Church - Petersburg, Tenn.
Commissioner to General Assembly in Greeneville, Tenn.
Served on the Committee on Evangelism and Revivals.
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1922, pages 16, 19, 208, 209 & 280]

1923
Morris, John R., Lawrenceburg, Tenn.
Minister - Richland Presbytery - Tennessee Synod
Pastor - Cowan Cumberland Presbyterian Church - Cowan, Tenn.
Pastor - New Unity Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Session clerk lives in Petersburg, Tenn.)
Pastor - Lawrenceburg Cumberland Presbyterian Church - Lawrenceburg, Tenn.
Pastor - Santa Fee Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Session clerk lived in Columbia, Tenn.)
Commissioner to General Assembly in Fairfield, Illinois.
Served on the Committee on Endowment.
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1923, pages 14, 17, 218, 222 & 301]

1924
Morris, John R., Lawrenceburg, Tenn.
Minister - Richland Presbytery - Tennessee Synod
Pastor - Lawrenceburg Cumberland Presbyterian Church - Lawrenceburg, Tenn.
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1924, pages 193 & 269]

1925
Morris, John R., Lawrenceburg, Tenn.
Minister - Richland Presbytery - Tennessee Synod
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1925, page 242]

1926
Morris, John R., Columbia, Tenn.
Minister - Richland Presbytery - Tennessee Synod
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1926, page 249]

1927
Morris, John R., Columbia, Tenn.
Minister - Richland Presbytery - Tennessee Synod
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1927, page 255]

1928
Morris, John R., Columbia, Tenn.
Minister - Richland Presbytery - Tennessee Synod
Pastor - Santa Fe Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Session clerk lived in Columbia, Tenn.)
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1928, pages 37a & 25c]

1929
Morris, John R., Columbia, Tenn.
Minister - Richland Presbytery - Tennessee Synod
Pastor - Columbia Cumberland Presbyterian Church - Columbia, Tenn.
Pastor - Santa Fe Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Session clerk lived in Columbia, Tenn.)
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1929, pages 173, 174 & 231]

1930
Morris, John R., Columbia, Tenn.
Minister - Richland Presbytery - Tennessee Synod
Pastor - Columbia Cumberland Presbyterian Church - Columbia, Tenn.
Pastor - Santa Fe Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Session clerk lived in Columbia, Tenn.)
Commissioner to General Assembly in Olney, Texas.
Served on the Committee on Ministerial Relief.
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1930, pages 19, 21, 182 & 249]

1931
Morris, John R. (In Tr.), Wagoner, Okla.
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1931, page 233]

1932
Morris, John R., Carnegie, Okla.
Minister - Greer Presbytery - Indianola Synod
Pastor - Alden Cumberland Presbyterian Church - Alden, Oklahoma
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1932, page 141 & 190]

1933
To Be Continued

 


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