Morrison, Levi R

Morrison, Levi R.

a Presbyterian minister, was born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, July 3, 1805. His early educational advantages were very limited, and he had to struggle with poverty and its attendant trials and perplexities. He studied his Bible and such books as he was able to secure, and exercised his gifts as a speaker; was licensed in 1831, and began his labors in Spring Creek and Smyrna churches, Tennessee. In 1836 he was ordained, and became pastor of the churches at Sparta and McMinnville, Tennesee. He subsequently labored at Mars Hill, Tennesee, Glade Spring, Virginia, North Prairie and Springfield, Missouri. His life was that of a toiling pastor and home missionary. He died December 28, 1867. Mr. Morrison was a man of most amiable character, of strong and vigorous intellect, a very acceptable preacher, and greatly blessed in his labors. See Wilson, Presb. Hist. Almanac, 1868, page 346.

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