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McANALLY, David Rice, clergyman, born in Granger county, Tennessee, 17 February, 1810. He was educated by private teachers, and at the age of nineteen entered the conference of the Methodist Episcopal church at Abingdon, Virginia, as an itinerant preacher. He travelled for twelve years in the circuits and districts of Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee, was for three years the editor of a secular paper in North Carolina, and in 1843 became president of the East Tennessee female institute, Knoxville. He conducted this school for eight years, during four of which he edited a religious journal. In 1851 he became editor of the "Christian Advocate" in St. Louis, Missouri, and superintendent of the Methodist book concern there. Besides sermons and addresses, he has published tracts on educational and controversial subjects, and was long associated with Horace Mann in efforts to improve the common-school system. He is also the author of "Life of Martha Laurens Ramsay" (St. Louis, 1852)" "Life and Times of Reverend William Patton" (1856); "Life and Times of Reverend Dr. Samuel Patton" (1857); "Life and Labors of Bishop Marvine" (1878); and "History of Methodism in Missouri" (1881).
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