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Lewis Capers Branscomb

Clergyman

Lewis Capers Branscomb, American clergyman.

Background

Branscomb, Lewis Capers was born on August 27, 1865 in Union Springs, Alabama, United States. Son of Richard Edwin and Elizabeth (Murrell) Branscomb.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Southern U., Greensboro, Alabama, 1885, A.M., 1886. Doctor of Divinity, Emory College, Oxford, Georgia, 1909.

Career

Ordained ministry, Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1886. Pastor various chs. until December 1912. Presiding elder Birmingham District, 1912-1916.

Editor Alabama Christian Advocate, 1916-1922. Pastor First Church, Anniston, Alabama, 1922-1927, First Church, Gadsden, 1928. Presiding elder Bessemer District, since 1928.

Membership

Member of the board of trustees Woman’s College (Montgomery). Member Executive Committee board of trustees Birmingham-Southern College. Member General Conference Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1914, 18, 22, 24.

Member Executive Committee Federal Churches of Christ America. Member Executive Committee board directors Anti-Saloon League of America. Member Publishing Committee Methodist Episcopal Church, South.

Connections

Married Nannie McAdory, July 1, 1891 (died 1897).; married second, Minnie McGehee, 1900. Children: Louis McAdory (deceased), Bennett Harvie.

father:
Richard Edwin Branscomb

mother:
Elizabeth (Murrell) Branscomb

spouse:
Nannie McAdory

spouse:
Minnie McGehee

child:
Louis McAdory Branscomb (deceased)

child:
Bennett Harvie Branscomb