Neely, Philip P
Neely, Philip P.
a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, was born in Rutherford County, Tennessee, September 9, 1819. He was converted in 1836, and in 1837 joined the Tennessee Conference, and was appointed junior preacher on Jackson Circuit, West Tennessee. On the division of the conference he became a member of the Memphis Conference, and was stationed at Holly Springs, Mississippi, in 1841. During the two years following he was stationed in Huntsville, Alabama; in 1844 was appointed president of the Columbia Female College; in 1846 travelled as agent of the Transylvania University. In 1848 he was transferred to the Alabama Conference, and labored in its boundaries until his death at Mobile, Alabama, November 9, 1868. See Min. Am. Conf. M.E. Church, South, page 233.