Monday, April 2, 2012

1926-1927 Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Directory, Dresden Tennessee

The Moran's were very involved in the Methodist Church of Dresden, Tennessee.  In 1869 the church purchased its first organ with the help of a young music teacher from Nashville named Sophia Riley Gunn who was just 16 years old.  She volunteered to solicit funds for the organ and when enough money had been collected she was asked to travel to Nashville to select and purchase the new organ  Sophia became the church's first organist.  Two years later she would marry a local businessman named John Williamson Moran.

With that auspicious beginning the Moran's began a relationship with the Methodist Church that spanned over a hundred years.  However, it takes many more people to build, grow and maintain a religious organization and we thank each of the individuals for their time, money, and devotion to the Methodist Church of Dresden.

Methodist Episcopal Church, South
Dresden Tennessee
Rev E.L. Robinson Pastor

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