Born: March 5, 1851, Theta, Tennessee.
Died: November 9/11, 1928, Tennessee.
Buried: Rose Hill Cemetery, Columbia, Tennessee.
Dortch was teaching music in Maury, Tennessee, in 1880, and was working as an evangelist by 1886. His works include:
Tidings of Joy (Columbia, Tennessee: 1878)
National Tidings of Joy (Nashville, Tennessee: National Baptist Convention of America, 1878)
Gospel Melodies, with William Dale & Charles Pollock (Nashville, Tennessee: Cumberland Presbyterian Publishing House, 1890)
Spirit and Life, with Edmund Lorenz (Dayton, Ohio: Christian Publishing Association, 1893)… Go to person page >
Display Title: Turned Away From The Beautiful GateFirst Line: Some one will knock at the saints’ bright homeTune Title: [Some one will knock at the saints’ bright home]Author: David Elijah DortchSource: Gospel Melodies (Nashville: Cumberland Presbyterian Publishing, 1890)