C. P. ROLAND was born to Isaac N. Roland and Mary Margaret Roland on July 4, 1893 at Essary Springs, Hardeman County, Tennessee. Attended the Public school there until 1910 when he came to Freed-Hardeman College, then National Teacher's Normal and Business College. After completing the Scientific Course in 1913, he taught school at Sardis, Tennessee as principal for two years. He went to West Tennessee Normal, now Memphis State University in 1915 and graduated there in 1916.
After teaching in Crockett County as principal of Maury City High School for five years he moved to Henderson to work in Freed-Hardeman College in 1921, where he has been since that time as Business Manager, Dean, and Vice-President. He now teaches two days each week in the Bible Department and is connected with the Public Affairs Committee.
He obtained the B.S. degree from Union University in 1923. Took a leave absence in 1928 to attend Vanderbilt University from which he received the M.A. degree in 1931. His thesis is a History of the Disciples of Christ in Tennessee to 1850. During all the years from 1921 to the present, he has preaching the gospel in a great number of states.
Since 1940 he has served as an elder in the Henderson Church of Christ.
He married Grace Paysinger in 1916 and to this union, five children were born. Dr. Charles P. Roland, Lexington, Kentucky, Dr. Hall C. Roland U.T. Knoxville, Tenn., Mrs. J. W. Riddick, Maury City, Tenn., Grady Paul Roland and Isaac Nelms Roland, both business men in Jackson, Tennessee, 19 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
Teacher, Gospel Preacher & Faculty Member For Freed-Hardeman University, Henderson, Tennessee
Directions To The Grave Of C.P. Roland
Clifford Paul Roland is buried in the City Cemetery at Henderson, Tennessee. From I-40 in West Tennessee, take the Hwy 45 exit south. Go through the city of Jackson, and continue south about 15 miles to Henderson. You will be on the bypass in Henderson. Go to you come to Hwy. 100. Turn left and go to the next stop. Turn left on North Church St.. Go about 100 yards and turn into the cemetery on the right. The road will "V." Take the left fork and go over the hill. As you begin to descend on the other side of the hill, the grave is off to the left. From the Barret Grave (next to an iron fenced grave) head back toward the rear of the cemetery a few rows. The grave will be right in front of the Freed Baby's grave.