John Cowper Granbery

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John Cowper Granbery
Born December 5, 1829
Norfolk, Virginia
Died April 1, 1907(1907-04-01) (aged 77)
Resting place Hollywood Cemetery
Education Randolph-Macon College
Occupation Clergyman, university professor
Religion Methodist

John Cowper Granbery (1829–1907) was an American clergyman of the Southern Methodist Episcopal church.


Early life[edit]

John Cowper Granbery was born on December 5, 1829 in Norfolk, Virginia.[1] He graduated from Randolph-Macon College in 1848.


He entered the Methodist ministry and acted as chaplain in the Confederate States Army.[2] After preaching in Washington, Richmond, and Petersburg, he became Professor of moral philosophy and practical theology in Vanderbilt University in 1875.[3] Seven years later, he was elected Bishop in the Southern Methodist church.


He died on April 1, 1907.[1] He was buried in the Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia.[1]


  • A Bible Dictionary (1882)
  • Twelve Sermons (1896)
  • Experience, The Crowning Evidence of the Christian Religion (1901)

See also[edit]

List of bishops of the United Methodist Church


  1. ^ a b c FindAGrave
  2. ^ Stephen Cushman, Bloody Promenade: Reflections on a Civil War Battle, Charlotteville, Virginia: University of Virginia Press, 1999, p. 87 [1]
  3. ^ Vanderbilt University faculty in 1875
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