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John Dixon Simpson

Clergyman

John Dixon Simpson, American clergyman. Mason.

Background

Simpson, John Dixon was born on April 22, 1858 in Bradford, Coosa Company, Alabama, United States. Son of William Kennedy and Susan Frances (Dixon) Simpson.

Education

Educated Prattville Academy, Alabama to 18. Southern University, Greensboro, Alabama, 1886-1867, Bachelor of Arts, 1896. (Doctor of Divinity, Birmingham College, 1902).

Career

Ordained ministry Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1878. Served as pastor in 2 circuits Alabama Conference. Transferred to N. Alabama Conference, 1883.

Pastor Pratt City and Wesley Chapel, 1884-1886. Assistant professor Southern University, Greensboro, 1887. Pastor Avondale, 1888.

Presiding elder, Decatur district, 1889-1890, Huntsville station, 1891-1894, Tuscaloosa station, 1895. President Tuscaloosa Female College, 1896-1897. Presiding elder Tuscaloosa district, 1898.

Pastor Decatur, 1899-1900. Presiding elder Birmingham district, 1901-1904, Florence district, 1905. Pastor Anniston, 1906-1909, Ensley, 1909-1910.

President and trustee Birmingham (Alabama) College, 1910-1916. Pastor Athens, Alabama, 1917-1918, Woodlawn Church, Birmingham, Alabama, since 1919. Delaware General Convention Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1902, 06, 10, 14, 18.

Membership

Mason.

Connections

Married Hortense Wilson, of Mobile, Alabama, April.

father:
William Kennedy Simpson

mother:
Susan Frances (Dixon) Simpson

spouse:
Hortense Wilson