Cobb, James E

Cobb, James E.

a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, entered the Arkansas Conference in 1848, was agent of the American Bible Society in 1850, editor of the Memphis Christian Advocate from 1852 to 1855; transferred to St. Louis Conference in 1856; to the Washita Conference in 1857; appointed to Columbus African Mission in 1858; president and agent of Arkadelphia Female College in 1862; agent for Trans-Mississippi Army Tract Society in 1864, and afterwards served on charges in the Little Rock Conference until 1870, when he was transferred to the Louisiana Conference, and appointed president of Homer College, which position'he filled four consecutive years. The remainder of his life was spent as presiding elder. He died April 28, 1879, about fifty-five years old. Mr. Cobb was intensely earnest as a preacher, and deeply pious in his daily life. See Minutes of Annual Conferences of the M.E. Church-South, 1879, page 37.

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