Morris, Francis M
Morris, Francis M.
a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, was born in Middle Tennessee about the year 1830; came to Kentucky in the fall of 1851, and was licensed to preach in 1852. He joined the Kentucky Conference in 1853, and was sent to Murray Circuit; in 1854, to Obion Circuit; in 1855, to Bryansburg Circuit; in 1856, to Ripley Circuit; in 1857, to Maury Circuit; in 1858, to Wesley Circuit; in 1859, to La Grange Circuit; in 1860 and 1861, to Brownsville Circuit; in 1862 and 1863, to Mount Zion Circuit; in 1864, to Salem Circuit, but was prevented from going to his work by the troubles of war then existing; in 1865, to Dresden Circuit, but was prevented from reaching it by the great floods, which swelled all the rivers of West Tennessee at that time; in 1866. to Fulton Station, where he died, February 13, 1867. Mr. Morris was a man beloved and useful, and a fervent and zealous preacher, his ministry being greatly blessed to the Church and the world. See Minutes of the Meth. Epis. Ch., South, 1867, s.v.