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McFerrin, John Berry

Frank Gulley

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/anb/9780198606697.article.0800955

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McFerrin, John Berry (15 June 1807–10 May 1887), editor, administrator, and minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, was born in Rutherford County, Tennessee, the son of James McFerrin, a minister of the Methodist Episcopal church, and Jane Campbell Berry. McFerrin’s formal education was meager. Although he completed only a few years of elementary education, McFerrin had a good mind, was eager to learn, and eventually acquired an education through independent study....

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Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches ; Journalism

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