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Joseph Rennie


Joseph Rennie, American clergyman. Member National Economic League, Phi Kappa Alpha.; Odd Fellow.


Rennie, Joseph was born on July 15, 1860 in Richmond, Virginia, United States. Son of Joseph Richard and Ella Bosalin (Powell) Rennie.


Student Richmond College, 1880-1882. Bachelor of Arts, Hampden-Sydney College Virginia, 1885. Bachelor of Divinity, Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, 1888.

Doctor of Divinity, Central U. (now Center College), Kentucky, 1902.


H. V. Carson), Eugenia Christian (Mistress L. L. Rose), Joseph. Ordained ministry Presbyn, Church in the United States, 1888. Pastor successively First Church, Chase City, Virginia, First Church, Oxford, North Carolina, Stuart Robinson Memorial Church, Louisville, Kentucky, Madison Avenue Church, Covington, First Church, Norfolk, Virginia, and First Church, Greenwood, Mississippi, until 1923, First Church, St. Joseph, Missouri, 1923-1931.

Supplied First Church, Wilmington, North Carolina, January 1-April 1932. Pastor First Church, High Point, North Carolina, 1932-1937, being called at age of 72. Has been moderator of several presbyteries, also of Synod of Mississippi, many times commissioner to General Assembly of the United States.

Often called upon for baccalaureate addresses. Active in Red Cross work, also in speaking for League to Enforce Peace and League of Nations, World War. Trustee Hampden-Sydney College, 1903-1912, Southwestern College, Memphis, Tennessee, 1917-1923.


Member National Economic League, Phi Kappa Alpha. Odd Fellow.


Married Ellen Eugenia Goodall, October 25, 1888. Children: Mary Christian (Mistress Robert Job Wyatt), Edith Cecil (wife of Review.

Joseph Richard Rennie

Ella Bosalin (Powell) Rennie

Ellen Eugenia Goodall

Mary Christian Rennie (Mistress Robert Job Wyatt)

Edith Cecil (wife of Rev Rennie