Erwin, Alexander R, Dd
Erwin, Alexander. R., D.D.
a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, was born in Louisiana, January 12, 1820, of pious Baptist parents. He joined the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1839; was licensed to preach in 1840, and in 1842 entered the Tennessee Conference. In 1848 he was appointed president of Clarksville Female Academy; in 1854 re-entered the regular work; in 1859 was appointed president of Huntsville Female College, and died January 10, 1860. Dr. Erwin was manly and dignified in appearance, humble and cheerful in spirit, extensive in knowledge, and energetic in labor. See Minutes of Annual Conferences of the M.E. Church South, 1860, page 212.