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RAMSEY (JAMES GETTYS McCAMPBELL) PASTORAL RECORD BOOKS, 1912-1959


Descriptive Summary

Title: James Gettys McCampbell Ramsey pastoral record books
Dates: 1912-1959
Accession Number(s): 2007-009
Extent: 2.5 inches
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Austin Seminary Archives at the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary


Biographical Note: James Gettys McCampbell Ramsey (1886-1962) was a Presbyterian minister in Texas. Ramsey was born on January 5, 1886 near Barksdale, Texas, and attended Austin College in Sherman, Texas from 1906-1909. After graduating, he attended Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary from 1909-1912, receiving a Bachelor of Divinity degree. He was ordained April 18, 1912 and served as pastor throughout Texas: Trinity (1912-1915); Brownsville (1915-1917); Karnes City, Kenedy, and Helena (1917-1920); Commerce (1920-1927); Ennis (1927-1935); Karnes City and Kenedy (1935-1939); Palacios (1939-1943); Forth Worth (1943-1948); Robstown (1948-1951); Lubbock (1951-1953); Barstow and Van Horn (1953-1957); and Crane (1957-1959). Ramsey retired in 1959 and died September 22, 1962.

Scope and Contents: This collection is comprised of twelve of James Gettys McCampbell Ramsey’s pastoral record books that document his tenure as pastor at churches across Texas (1912-1959). These books contain listings of church officers (elders and deacons), members, communion seasons, baptisms, marriages, funerals, new members, non-communicants, committees and members, Ramsey’s social engagements, and notes on finances.

These materials were originally held at the Montreat office of the Presbyterian Historical Society. They were transferred to the Austin Seminary Archives in 2007.

Restrictions: Materials are available by appointment only. Contact the archivist for details.

Index Terms:
Ramsey, James Gettys McCampbell, 1886-1962.
First Presbyterian Church (Barstow, Tex.)
First Presbyterian Church (Brownsville, Tex.)
First Presbyterian Church (Commerce, Tex.)
First Presbyterian Church (Crane, Tex.)
First Presbyterian Church (Ennis, Tex.)
First Presbyterian Church (Helena, Tex.)
First Presbyterian Church (Karnes City, Tex.)
First Presbyterian Church (Kenedy, Tex.)
First Presbyterian Church (Palacios, Tex.)
First Presbyterian Church (Robstown, Tex.)
First Presbyterian Church (Trinity, Tex.)
First Presbyterian Church (Van Horn, Tex.)
Grace Presbyterian Church (Lubbock, Tex.)
North Fort Worth Presbyterian Church (Fort Worth, Tex.)
Presbyterian Church--Clergy.

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Preferred Citation: Preferred Citation: James Gettys McCampbell Ramsey pastoral record books, 1912-1959, Austin Seminary Archives, Stitt Library, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary


Inventory:

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Contents: 
C131   Pastoral record books:
    Trinity, Texas [First Presbyterian Church of Trinity], 1912-1915
    Brownsville, Texas [First Presbyterian Church of Brownsville], 1915-1917
    Karnes-Kenedy-Helena, Texas [First Presbyterian Church of Karnes City, First Presbyterian Church of Kenedy, First Presbyterian Church of Helena], 1917-1920
    Commerce, Texas [First Presbyterian Church of Commerce], 1920-1927
    Ennis, Texas [First Presbyterian Church of Ennis], 1927-1935
    Karnes City, Texas and Kenedy, Texas [First Presbyterian Church of Karnes City, First Presbyterian Church of Kenedy], 1935-1939
    Palacios, Texas [First Presbyterian Church of Palacios], 1939- 1943
    Fort Worth, Texas [North Fort Worth Presbyterian Church], 1943-1948
    Robstown, Texas [First Presbyterian Church of Robstown], 1948-1951
    Lubbock, Texas [Grace Presbyterian Church aka Chapel Presbyterian Church], 1951-1953
    Barstow, Texas and Van Horn, Texas [First Presbyterian Church of Barstow, First Presbyterian Church of Van Horn], 1953-1957
    Crane, Texas [First Presbyterian Church of Crane], 1957-1959


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