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Clergyman

Robert Lee Telford, American clergyman. Mason.

Background

Telford, Robert Lee was born on May 23, 1863 in Rome, Georgia, United States. Son of William Brazleton and Susan Felicia (Eddins) Telford.

Education

Graduate Hampden-Sydney (Virginia) College, Doctor of Divinity, 1894. Graduate Union Theological Seminary, Hampden-Sydney, Virginia (now at Richmond), 1890.

Career

Ordained ministry Presbyterian Church in the United States, since 1890. Pastor Old Stone Church, Lewisburg, West Virginia, 1890-1892. President Lewisburg Seminary (now Greenbrier College for Women), 1892-1910.

Raised $100,000 for new building for the Seminary. Pastor First Church, Richmond, Kentucky, since 1914. Moderator Synod of Kentucky, 1922.

President of the board of trustees Sayre College, Lexington, Kentucky President Health and Welfare League of Madison Company, Kentucky, since 1920. Presented with silver loving cup by City of Richmond for work as chairman United War Work Campaign of Madison County.

Membership

Mason.

Connections

Married Anna Boone Brown, October 20, 1890. Children: Brownie Eddins, Anna Boone, Josephine Lindsley, Robert Lee, Bess Brown (deceased), Rachel Couch, John Brown, William Brazleton, Margaret Moore.

father:
William Brazleton Telford

mother:
Susan Felicia (Eddins) Telford

spouse:
Anna Boone Brown

child:
Brownie Eddins Telford

child:
Anna Boone Telford

child:
Josephine Lindsley Telford

child:
Robert Lee Telford

child:
Bess Brown Telford (deceased)

child:
Rachel Couch Telford

child:
John Brown Telford

child:
William Brazleton Telford

child:
Margaret Moore Telford