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Harris G. Joplin, Rev. (b. Abt. 1810, d. Abt. 1853)Harris G. Joplin, Rev. (son of Mark Joplin, Sr. and Amey Gilliam) was born Abt. 1810 in Wake County, North Carolina, and died Abt. 1853 in Green County Missouri.He married (1) Holly Duke Sims on 23 Jan 1834 in Green County, Missouri, daughter of Briggs Sims and Francis Duke.He married (2) Mary Frances Wipple on 08 Aug 1844 in Barry County, Missouri.He married (3) Amanda M. Beall on 05 Aug 1851 in Benton County, Missouri, daughter of Edward Beall and Malinda Huffman.
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Harris G. Joplin was a classmate of N.R. Bewly, he also having reentered the Tennessee Conference in 1829.He was transferred to the Missouri Conference in 1831, and stationed on the Hot Springs circuit inArkansas; 1832 Creek Indians; 1833 Green Circuit; 1834 Washington; 1834 and 1836 Green circuit again.He located in 1837, having married Miss Sims, And settled on a small stream near the Indian Nation, which took its name from him, and transferred it (his name) to what is now one of the largest cities in Southwest Missouri.He reentered the Conference in 1845 and traveled Naeosho circuit for two years.The nest year he was among the Indians again, but his fourth and fifth years were spent in Springfield (formerly Green) in 1848 and 1849.His appointment in 1850 was Osceola.In 1851 he located again and died the next year.
Mr. Joplin was not regarded a first-class preacher, but by all was esteemed in the country.In those days it was the custom to have a sermon by one man that followed with an exhortation by another.Especially was this the rule at the two days' quarterly and camp meetings.Brother Joplin was almost invariably reserved for the exhortation.
Brother Joplin was not only a powerful exhorter, but he was also a diligent and faithful worker.He went into the regions beyond!As new settlements were formed, he hunted them up, and if there were Methodists among the newcomers he organized them into a society.
The data furnished by the old Journal, though imperfect, justifies the belief that he did as much to give Methodism the firm foundation it has in Southwest Missouri as any other man, if not more.Had some slow, prodding preacher been here At the time he was, possibly other denominations would have outstripped us in numbers and influence, and the Methodist church would not have been, as it is now, the leading denomination of the land.
Brother Joplin died away from home, among strangers.In the delirium of his last hours he preached and exhorted, believing he was in the midst of a revival.
More About Harris G. Joplin, Rev. and Holly Duke Sims:
Marriage: 23 Jan 1834, Green County, Missouri.
More About Harris G. Joplin, Rev. and Mary Frances Wipple:
Marriage: 08 Aug 1844, Barry County, Missouri.
More About Harris G. Joplin, Rev. and Amanda M. Beall:
Marriage: 05 Aug 1851, Benton County, Missouri.
Children of Harris G. Joplin, Rev. and Holly Duke Sims are:
- +David Clark Joplin, b. 12 Dec 1834, Arkansas, d. 23 Mar 1899, Murphysboro, Illinois.
- Emory J. Joplin, b. 1836, d. date unknown.
- +Wilbur Fletcher Joplin, b. 15 Jul 1839, Missouri, d. Aft. 1920.
- Mary Frances Joplin, b. 05 Dec 1842, Green County Missouri, d. 25 Sep 1921, Lincoln, Missouri.
Children of Harris G. Joplin, Rev. and Mary Frances Wipple are:
- John Fletcher Joplin, b. 1845, Benton County, Missouri, d. date unknown.
- +Margerette N. Joplin, b. 1846, d. date unknown.
Children of Harris G. Joplin, Rev. and Amanda M. Beall are:
- Edward B. Joplin, b. 1852, Benton County, Missouri, d. 20 Jan 1857, Benton County, Missouri.