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Levi Elder Barton


Levi Elder Barton, American clergyman.


Barton, Levi Elder was born on April 25, 1870 in near Jonesboro, Arkansas, United States. Son of William Henderson and Eliza Martha (Morgan) Barton.


A.M., Union U., Jackson, Tennessee, 1898, Doctor of Divinity, 1911. Student Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky, 1898-1899.


Ordained ministry Baptist Church, 1896. Pastor Hope, Arkansas, 1899-1900, Suffolk, Virginia, 1900-1904, Quitman, Georgia, 1905-1908, West Point, Mississippi, 1908-1913, Jackson Hill Baptist Church, Atlanta, Georgia., 1913-1916, 1st Baptist Church, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 1916-1919, general secretary Executive Board Arkansas Baptist Convention, 1920-1921.

Pastor Larchmont Baptist Church, Norfolk, Virginia, 1922-1925, 1st Baptist Church, Andalusia, Alabama, 1926-1929. Pastor 1st Baptist Church, Jasper, Alabama, 1936-1941. First vice-presdient Alabama Baptist Convention, 1942-1943.

President Montgomery Ministerial Association, 1943.


  • Other Work

    • Authors and Poets, Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity.


Member executive board Alabama Baptist Convention, 1926-1929, general secretary and treasurer, 1929-1935, now chairman social service committee. Member Promotion Committee Southern Bapts., 1931-1933. Member and general director State Promotion Committee of Alabama.

Member of committee to invite Lloyd George, 1919. Member of Executive Committee Alabama Temperance Alliance since 1933, president, 1934. Member Executive Committee Alabama Anti-Saloon League.

Presidential elector Prohibition Party, 1940. Member coordination committee war activities, Montgomery. Member Alabama State War Chest.

Executive secretary Baptist Foundation of Alabama since 1941. Member American Baptist Historical Society (honorary), Alabama Baptist History Society (director), Southern Baptist History Society (1st charter. Mason.; Clubs: Rotary (delegate to international convention, Ostend, Belgium, 1927, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1928), Kiwanis (Jasper).


Married Rosa Belle Hurt, 1899. Children: Anne Alethia (wife of Chas.

William Henderson Barton

Eliza Martha (Morgan) Barton

Rosa Belle Hurt

Anne Alethia (wife of Chas Barton