Bishops from the Beginning of Methodism in Mississippi

 

Conference Year

 

Mississippi Conference

Methodist Episcopal Church

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1813

 

(Samuel Sellers presided)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1814

 

   “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1815

 

   “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1816

 

Robert Richford Roberts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1817

 

William McKendree

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1818

 

William McKendree

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1819

 

Enoch George

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1820

 

(Ashley Hewitt presided)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1821

 

Enoch George

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1822

 

(Willisam Winans presided)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1823

 

Robert Richford Roberts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1824

 

Joshua Soule

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1825-26

 

Robert Richford Roberts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1827-28

 

Joshua Soule

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1829

 

Robert Richford Roberts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1830

 

(James Henry Mellard presided)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1831

 

Robert Richford Roberts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1832

 

James Osgood Andrew

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1833

 

John Emory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1834

 

(William Winans presided)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1835

 

Joshua Soule

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1836

 

Thomas Asbury Morris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1837

 

James Osgood Andrew

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1838

 

Thomas Asbury Morris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1839-40

 

James Osgood Andrew

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1841

 

Beverly Waugh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1842

 

James Osgood Andrew

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1843

 

Joshua Soule

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1844

 

Edmund Storer Janes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1845

 

Joshua Soule

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1846

 

James Osgsood Andrew

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conference Year

 

Mississippi Conference

Methodist Episcopal Church, South

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1847-8

 

Robert Paine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1849-50

 

William Capers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1851

 

Robert Paine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1852

 

James Osgood Andrew

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1853

 

William Capers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1854

 

John Early

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1855

 

Hubbard Hinde Kavanaugh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1856

 

George Foster

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1857

 

John Early

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1858

 

Robert Paine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1859

 

(Benjamin Michael Drake presided)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1860

 

John Early

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1861

 

Robert Paine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1862

 

George Foster Pierce

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1863

 

James Osgood Andrew

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1864

 

Robert Paine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mississippi Mission Conference Methodist Episcopal Church

 

 

 

1865

 

(Levi Pearce presided)

 

 

 

Edward Thomson

 

 

 

1866

 

Robert Paine

 

 

 

Matthew Simpson

 

 

 

1867

 

Robert Paine

 

 

 

Edward Raymond Ames

 

 

 

1868

 

Hubbard Hinde Kavanaugh

 

 

 

(No conference held)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mississippi Conference

Methodist Episcopal Church

 

 

 

1869

 

Holland Nimmons McTyeire

 

 

 

Matthew Simpson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

North Mississippi Conference Methodist Episcopal Church,  South

 

 

 

 

 

1870

 

David Seth Doggett

 

David Seth Doggett

 

Levi Scott

 

 

 

1871-72

 

Hubbard Hinde Kavanaugh

 

Hubbard Hinde Kavanaugh

 

Edmund Storer Janes

 

 

 

1873        

 

William May Wightman

 

Robert Paine

 

Edmund Storer Janes

 

 

 

1874

 

Robert Paine

 

David Seth Doggett

 

Stephen Mason Merrill

 

 

 

1875

 

Enoch Mather Marvin

 

Robert Paine

 

Randolph Sinks Foster

 

 

 

1876

 

William May Wightman

 

George Foster Pierce

 

Gilbert Haven

 

 

 

 

Conference Year

 

Mississippi Conference

Methodist Episcopal Church, South

North Mississippi Conference

Methodist Episcopal Church, South

Mississippi Conference

Methodist Episcopal Church

 

 

1877

 

Holland Nimmons McTyeire

 

John Christian Keener

 

Isaac William Wiley

 

 

 

1878

 

John Christian Keener

 

Robert Paine

 

William Logan Harris

 

 

 

1879

 

Hubbard Hinde Kavanaugh

 

Hubbard Hinde Kavanaugh

 

Edward Andrews

 

 

 

1880

 

(Charles Green Andrews presided)

 

Robert Paine

 

William Logan Harris

 

 

 

1881

 

John Christian Keener

 

Robert Paine

 

Cyrus David Foss

 

 

 

1882

 

Alpheus Waters Wilson

 

Holland Nimmons McTyeire

 

Jesse Truesdell Peck

 

 

 

1883

 

Hubbard Hinde Kavanaugh

 

Holland Nimmons McTyeire

 

John Fletcher Hurst

 

 

 

1884

 

Linus Parker

 

John Christian Keener

 

Isaac William Wiley

 

 

 

1885

 

Holland Nimmons McTyeire

 

Robert Kennon Hargrove

 

Willard Francis Mallalieu

 

 

 

1886

 

William Wallace Duncan

 

William Wallace Duncan

 

Thomas Bowman

 

 

 

1887

 

John Christian Keener

 

John Christian Keener

 

Stephen Mason Merrill

 

 

 

1888

 

Robert Kennon Hargrove

 

Charles Betts Galloway

 

Henry White Warren

 

 

 

1889

 

Charles Betts Galloway

 

Charles Betts Galloway

 

James Newbury Fitz Gerald

 

 

 

1890

 

Charles Betts Galloway

 

Charles Betts Galloway

 

John Heyl Vincent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upper Mississippi Conference Methodist Episcopal Church

 

1891

 

Eugene Russell Hendrix

 

Eugene Russell Hendrix

 

John Philip Newman

 

Edward Gayer Andrews

 

1892

 

John Cowper Granberry

 

John Cowper Granberry

 

Willard Francis Mallalieu

 

Stephen Mason Merrill

 

1893

 

Joseph Stanton Key

 

Robert Kennon Hargrove

 

Edward Gayer Andrews

 

Thomas Bowman

 

1894

 

John Christian Keener

 

John Christian Keener

 

John Morgan Walden

 

John Morgan Walden

 

1895

 

William Wallace Duncan

 

Oscar Penn Fitzgerald

 

Thomas Bowman

 

John Heyl Vincent

 

1896

 

Eugene Russell Hendrix

 

Charles Betts Galloway

 

Willard Francis Mallalieu

 

John Fletcher Hurst

 

1897

 

Alpheus Waters Wilson

 

Alpheus Waters Wilson

 

Charles Henry Fowler

 

Edward Gayer Andrews

 

1898

 

Charles Betts Galloway

 

Joseph Stanton Key

 

William Xavier Ninde

 

William Xavier Ninde

 

1899

 

William Wallace Duncan

 

Warren Akin Candler

 

Stephen Mason Merrill

 

Stephen Mason Merrill

 

1900

 

Robert Kennon Hargrove

 

Robert Kennon Hargrove

 

Willard Francis Mallalieu

 

Willard Francis Mallalieu

 

1901

 

Henry Clay Morrison

 

Henry Clay Morrison

 

John Fletcher Hurst

 

John Fletcher Hurst

 

1902

 

Joseph Stanton Key

 

Joseph Stanton Key

 

Cyrus David Foss

 

Charles Henry Fowler

 

1903

 

Joseph Stanton Key

 

Alexander Coke Smith

 

Willard Francis Mallalieu

 

Willard Francis Mallalieu

 

1904

 

William Wallace Duncan

 

Charles Betts Galloway

 

Willard Francis Mallalieu

 

Willard Francis Mallalieu

 

1905

 

Charles Betts Galloway

 

Elijah Embree Hoss

 

Henry Spellmeyer

 

Henry Spellmeyer

 

1906

 

Seth Ward

 

Eugene Russell Hendrix

 

William Fraser McDowell

 

William Fraser McDowell

 

1907

 

Eugene Russell Hendrix

 

Eugene Russell Hendrix

 

Joseph Flintoft Berry

 

Joseph Flintoft Berry

Conference Year

Mississippi Conference

Methodist Episcopal Church, South

North Mississippi Conference

Methodist Episcopal Church, South

Mississippi Conference

Methodist Episcopal Church

Upper Mississippi Conference

Methodist Episcopal Church

 

1908

 

Henry Clay Morrison

 

Henry Clay Morrison

 

Luther Barton Wilson

 

Luther Barton Wilson

 

1909

 

Elijah Embree Hoss

 

Elijah Embree Hoss

 

Robert McIntyre

 

Thomas Benjamin Neely

 

1910

 

Edwin Du Bose Mouson

 

James Henry McCoy

 

Thomas Benjamin Neely

 

William Franklin Anderson

 

1911

 

Warren Akin Candler

 

Alpheus Waters Wilson

 

John Louis Nuelson

 

William Alfred Quayle

 

1912

 

Henry Clay Morrison

 

Henry Clay Morrison

 

John Louis Nuelson

 

John Louis Nuelson

 

1913

 

Warren Akin Candler

 

James Atkins

 

Wilbur Patterson Thirkield

 

Wilbur Patterson Thirkield

 

1914

 

Collins Denny

 

Richard Green Waterhouse

 

Wilbur Patterson Thirkield

 

Wilbur Patterson Thirkield

 

1915

 

James Atkins

 

James Atkins

 

Naphtali Luccock

 

Naphtali Luccock

 

1916-17

 

William Belton Murrah

 

William Belton Murrah

 

Wilbur Patterson Thirkield

 

Wilbur Patterson Thirkield

 

1918

 

John Carlisle Kilgo

 

John Carlisle Kilgo

 

Wilbur Patterson Thirkield

 

Wilbur Patterson Thirkield

 

1919

 

John Carlisle Kilgo

 

John Carlisle Kilgo

 

Francis John McConnell

 

Francis John McConnell

 

1920

 

William Fletcher McMurry

 

William Fletcher McMurry

 

Wilbur Patterson Thirkield

 

Wilbur Patterson Thirkield

 

1921

 

William Fletcher McMurry

 

William Fletcher McMurry

 

Robert Elijah Jones

 

Robert Elijah Jones

 

1922

 

William Newman Ainsworth

 

William Newman Ainsworth

 

Robert Elijah Jones

 

Robert Elijah Jones

 

1923

 

William Newman Ainsworth

 

William Newman Ainsworth

 

Charles Mead

 

Robert Elijah Jones

 

1924

 

William Newman Ainsworth

 

William Newman Ainsworth

 

Robert Elijah Jones

 

Robert Elijah Jones

 

1925

 

William Newman Ainsworth

 

William Newman Ainsworth

 

Matthew Walker Clair, Jr.

 

Robert Elijah Jones

 

1926

 

Warren Akin Candler

 

Warren Akin Candler

 

Robert Elijah Jones

 

Frederick Thomas Keeney

 

1927

 

Warren Akin Candler

 

Warren Akin Candler

 

Robert Elijah Jones

 

Robert Elijah Jones

 

1928

 

Warren Akin Candler

 

Warren Akin Candler

 

Wilbur Patterson Thirkield

 

Charles Mead and Wallace E. Brown

 

1929

 

Warren Akin Candler

 

Warren Akin Candler

 

Titus Lowe

 

Titus Lowe

 

1930-31

 

Collins Denny

 

Collins Denny

 

Robert Elijah Jones

 

Robert Elijah Jones

 

1932

 

Collins Denny

 

Collins Denny

 

Robert Elijah Jones

 

Matthew Walker Clair, Jr.

 

1933

 

Collins Denny

 

Collins Denny

 

Robert Elijah Jones

 

Robert Elijah Jones

 

1934

 

Hoyt McWhorter Dobbs

 

Hoyt McWhorter Dobbs

 

Matthew Walker Clair, Jr.

 

Robert Elijah Jones

 

1935

 

Hoyt McWhorter Dobbs

 

Hoyt McWhorter Dobbs

 

Robert Elijah Jones

 

Robert Elijah Jones

 

1936

 

Hoyt McWhorter Dobbs

 

Hoyt McWhorter Dobbs

 

Alexander Preston Shaw

 

Alexander Preston Shaw

 

1937

 

Hoyt McWhorter Dobbs

 

Hoyt McWhorter Dobbs

 

Junius Ralph Magee

 

Junius Ralph Magee

 

1938

 

Urban Valentine William Darlington

 

John Lloyd Decell

 

Alexander Preston Shaw

 

Alexander Preston Shaw

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conference Year

 

Mississippi Conference

The Methodist Church

Southeastern Jurisdiction

 

North Mississippi Conference

The Methodist Church

Southeastern Jurisdiction

 

Mississippi Conference

The Methodist Church

Central Jurisdiction

 

Upper Mississippi Conference

The Methodist Church

Central Jurisdiction

 

1939

 

William Turner Watkins

 

William Turner Watkins

 

Alexander Preston Shaw

 

Alexander Preston Shaw

 

1940

 

Hoyt McWhorter Dobbs

 

William Turner Watkins

 

Robert Elijah Jones

 

Robert Elijah Jones

 

1941-43

 

John Lloyd Decell

 

William Walter Peele

 

Robert Elijah Jones

 

Robert Elijah Jones

 

1944-45

 

John Lloyd Decell

 

John Lloyd Decell

 

Robert Nathaniel Brooks

 

Robert Nathaniel Brooks

 

1946

 

Urban Valentine William Darlington

 

Urban Valentine William Darlington

 

Robert Nathaniel Brooks

 

Robert Nathaniel Brooks

 

1947

 

Urban Valentine William Darlington

 

Marvin Augustus Franklin

 

Robert Nathaniel Brooks

 

Robert Nathaniel Brooks

 

1948-52

 

Marvin Augustus Franklin

 

Marvin Augustus Franklin

 

Robert Nathaniel Brooks

 

Robert Nathaniel Brooks

 

1953

 

Marvin Augustus Franklin

 

Marvin Augustus Franklin

 

John Wesley Edward Bowen

 

Robert Elijah Jones

 

Conference Year

 

Mississippi Conference

The Methodist Church

Southeastern Jurisdiction

 

North Mississippi Conference

The Methodist Church

Southeastern Jurisdiction

 

Mississippi Conference

The Methodist Church

Central Jurisdiction

 

Upper Mississippi Conference

The Methodist Church

Central Jurisdiction

 

1954-56

 

Marvin Augustus Franklin

 

Marvin Augustus Franklin

 

Willis Jefferson King

 

Willis Jefferson King

 

1957

 

Marvin Augustus Franklin

 

Marvin Augustus Franklin

 

Edgar Amos Love

 

John Wesley Edward Bowen

 

1958-60

 

Marvin Augustus Franklin

 

Marvin Augustus Franklin

 

Willis Jefferson King

 

Willis Jefferson King

 

1961-64

 

Marvin Augustus Franklin

 

Marvin Augustus Franklin

 

Charles Franklin Golden

 

Charles Franklin Golden

 

1965

 

Edward Juliun Pendergrass, Jr.

 

Edward Juliun Pendergrass, Jr.

 

Marquis Lafayette Harris

 

Marquis Lafayette Harris

 

1966

 

Edward Juliun Pendergrass, Jr.

 

Edward Juliun Pendergrass, Jr.

 

William Kenneth Pope

 

Marquis Lafayette Harris

 

1967

 

Edward Juliun Pendergrass, Jr.

 

Edward Juliun Pendergrass, Jr.

 

Edgar Amos Love

 

Edgar Amos Love

 

Conference  Year

 

Mississippi Conference

United Methodist Church

Southeastern Jurisdiction

 

North Mississippi Conference

United Methodist Church

Southeastern Jurisdiction

 

Mississippi Conference

United Methodist Church

Former Central Jurisdiction

 

Upper Mississippi Conference

United  Methodist Church

Former Central Jurisdiction

 

1968

 

Edward Juliun Pendergrass, Jr.

 

Edward Juliun Pendergrass, Jr.

 

Lineunt Scott Allen

 

Lineunt Scott Allen

 

1969-72

 

Edward Juliun Pendergrass, Jr.

 

Edward Juliun Pendergrass, Jr.

 

Edward Juliun Pendergrass, Jr.

 

Edward Juliun Pendergrass, Jr.

     

 

 

Conference Year

 

Mississippi Conference

United Methodist Church

 

North Mississippi Conference

United Methodist Church

 

1973-80

 

Mack B. Stokes

 

Mack B. Stokes

 

1981-84

 

Carlton P. Minnick, Jr.

 

Carlton P. Minnick, Jr.

 

1985-88

 

Robert C. Morgan

 

Robert C. Morgan

 

Conference Year

 

Mississippi Conference

 United Methodist Church     

 

1989-92

 

Robert C. Morgan

 

1993-2000

 

Marshall L. Meadors, Jr.

2001-04

Kenneth Carder

2005-2012

Hope Morgan Ward

2013-

James E. Swanson, Sr.

 

 

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