CROZIER, ROBERT HOSKINS (1836–1913). Robert Hoskins Crozier, Presbyterian minister and author, son of Hugh and Nannie (Oliver) Crozier, was born in Coffeeville, Mississippi, on January 28, 1836. He received an A.B. degree at the University of Mississippi in 1857 and an A.M. in 1859. From 1857 to 1861 he was principal of Eureka Male Academy at Eureka, Mississippi. He was captain of Company I, Thirty-third Mississippi Infantry, C.S.A., from 1861 to 1865. From 1867 to 1871 he was principal of Hickory Plains Institute and from 1871 to 1872 was president of Lonoke College, Prairie County, Arkansas. He was licensed to preach in 1872 and ordained a Presbyterian minister by the Arkansas Presbytery in 1873. He was pastor at Sardis and Monroe, Mississippi, from 1872 to 1888, when he moved to Texas and served at Palestine, first as pastor and subsequently as pastor emeritus, from 1888 to 1913. Arkansas College at Batesville, Arkansas, awarded him an honorary doctorate in 1889. Crozier did much writing in addition to his teaching and preaching. His books include Confederate Spy (1866), The Bloody Junto, or the Escape of John Wilkes Booth (1869), Fiery Trials (1882), Hal Gilman (1883), Araphel (1884), Care of Hegobar (1885), Deep Water (1887), and Golden Rule, a Tale of Texas (1900). Crozier died in Palestine on July 16, 1913.

Southwestern Historical Quarterly, News Items, October 1913.

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