Davis, Claiborne Albert, Dd
Davis, Claiborne Albert, D.D.
a Cumberland Presbyterian minister, was born in Hardin County, Tennessee, November 8, 1825. While he was quite young his parents removed to Illinois, and subsequently the family went to St. Louis County, Missouri. The Platte Presbytery received him as a candidate for the ministry in October 1845; in April 1846, he was licensed as a probationer; and in April 1847, ordained. The first six months he devoted to missionary work, chiefly in the cities of St. Joseph and Platte; in 1847 he became pastor in Platte; in 1851 in Lexington; in 1859 succeeded Reverend Dr. A.M. Bryan as pastor in Memphis, Tenn., where he died, October 19, 1867. Dr. Davis was recognised as one of the foremost preachers in that city. The General Assembly appointed him, in May 1866, a delegate to the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church South. See Baird, Biographical Sketches, 2d series, page 380.