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George Samuel Sexton

Clergyman

George Samuel Sexton, American clergyman. Mason.

Background

Sexton, George Samuel was born on June 10, 1867 in Middleburg, Tennessee, United States. Son of James R. and Mary J. (Justice) Sexton.

Education

Student Hendrix College, Arkansas. Doctor of Divinity, Kentucky Wesleyan University, 1910.

Career

Ordained Methodist Episcopal Church, South, ministry, 1888. Pastor Texarkana, Arkansas, 1888-1892.

St. Jo. Texas, 1893, Henrietta, 1894, Gainesville, 1895-1896, Plano, 1897-1899, Terrell, 1900-1901. Presiding elder Gainesville district, 1902-1903. Pastor, Galveston, 1904-1905, St. Paul’s Church, Houston, 1906-1909.

Assistant correspondent secretary Board Church Extension, June 1, 1909. Pastor First Church, Shreveport, Louisiana. President emeritus Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport.

Completed St. Paul’s Church, Houston, 1909, cost $212,000. In charge erection Representative and Monumental Church, Washington, under General Conference, to cost $500,000. Captain and chaplain 6th Texas Infantry.

Later chaplain 1st Texas United States.V., during Spanish-American War. Chaplain Louisiana Division United Spanish War Veterans Leader of delegation from Texas Annual Conference to General Conference Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Asheville, North Carolina, May 1910. Delegate from Louisiana to General Conference, 1923-1926.

Membership

Mason.

Connections

Married Sallie Gray Moseley, August 30, 1893.

father:
James R. Sexton

mother:
Mary J. (Justice) Sexton

spouse:
Sallie Gray Moseley