• Register

Abel, Jeremiah: In Holston one year, 1789-90.

Acuff, Francis: Born 1770, Culpeper County, Virginia. Son of Timothy Acuff and Anna Leigh Acuff. Admitted in 1793. In Holston one year. Died in 1795. Greatly beloved by Bishop Asbury.

Adams, David: Born July 12, 1798, in Sullivan county, Tenn. Son of Micajah Adams. Common school education. Admitted 1818, ordained elder in first session of Holston, at Knoxville, 1824. All appointments in Holston. Located 1827, readmitted 1832. Located 1835, readmitted 1844. Supernumerary 1825 to 1827. Superannuated 1848. Died, April 15, 1853, Strawberry Plains, Tenn. Married Miss Lucretia Calfee June 4, 1822. Married second time Miss Susan Craft. Eight children.

Adams, J. M.: Born 1840. Admitted 1866. Died 1878 and was buried at Pattonsville, Va. No memoir was furnished.

Addington, Elbert Lafayette: Born Feb. 3, 1861, near Dungannon, Va. He was the twelfth of fourteen children of Andrew Jackson and Sallie Hutchinson Addington. His father was a local preacher of the Methodist Protestant Church and his home was one of true piety and devotion. Had public school education. Licensed to preach in the M. P. Church at 16. Admitted to Virginia Conference of Methodist Protestant Church in 1882 and served in that Conference for nine years. Received into Holston Conference, M. E. Church, South, 1891. Served fourteen circuits and was eleven years district evangelist. His entire ministry was fervently evangelistic. He built ten churches and three parsonages. He was a traveling preacher for thirty-nine years. He was twice married: (1) Mrs. Elizabeth Fugate, Nov. 9, 1882. They had three children; (2) Miss Pearl Mitchell, daughter of Rev. W. D. Mitchell. He was a very large and strong man, but as he approached threescore and ten his strength became uncertain; nevertheless he continued to preach and do revival work to the end. He died June 16, 1931, in the parsonage at Cripple Creek, Va. Buried at Rural Retreat, Va.

Akers, Jefferson D.: Born Aug. 30, 1868, in Montgomery County, Va. Educated at Emory and Henry. Admitted in 1891. A modest, frail man, he won esteem and affection wherever he ministered. Health failing, at Castlewood, Va., in 1897, he gave up his work and returned to the home of his boyhood. Died at his father's home April 20, 1897. Buried in Montgomery County, Va.

Akers, William David: Born July 31, 1855, in Wythe County, Va. Son of Amos Akers. He was converted at Wabash Camp Ground and was called to preach when nineteen. Admitted to Holston Conference, South, 1875. He served thirteen circuits and one station in Holston. While serving Tate Spring, in 1901, he was called to be Professor of Hebrew in Asbury College, but failing health forced him to give up this work in 1905. In 1907 he took supply work in the North Ohio Conference (M.E.), and in 1911 transferred to that Conference and continued in the pastorate until 1925. He returned to Asbury College as Professor of Greek and Hebrew, under the Presidency of his son, Rev. Lewis Robeson Akers, D.D., who was for ten years President of Asbury College. He remained as Asbury until 1933, when he retired because of ill health. He married Oct. 17, 1878, Miss Mary Istalena Robeson, born June 20, 1856, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. John H. Robeson. Mrs. Robeson was the daughter of Rev. David B. and Mrs. Harriet Matilda Cumming. Mrs. D. B. Cumming was Caroline Lowry, a daughter of Col. and Mrs. Esther Siler Lowry, Buncombe County, N.C. James Lowry is mentioned by Bishop Asbury (in 1801), as a traveling companion. Mary Istalena Robeson lived almost as a foster-child in the home of Rev. L. M. Pease, Asheville, N.C. He educated her in New York State Normal College and in other institutions. There were four children. Mrs. Akers died in 1924. He died Aug. 9, 1940, at Nicholasville, Ky., and was buried by the side of his wife at Wilmore, Ky.

Alexander, Frank: Born 1838, near Elizabethton, Tenn. After being licensed to preach on the Elizabethton circuit, he and his brother, Samuel Alexander, went together to Fayette, Mo. His brother joined the Missouri Conference and afterwards transferred to Holston Confrence, but died shortly afterwards on Marion circuit. Frank remained in Missouri only a short while. Admitted in 1884 at 46 years of age. He served ten charges in fourteen years. Married Dec. 24, 1861, Miss Mary Katherine Keebler, Elizabethton, Tenn. They had several children. Superannuated 1908 and spent most of his time in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fugate, at Bristol, Tenn. Died Nov. 13, 1925, at the age of 87. Buried at Marion, Va.

Alexander, Samuel: Born Feb. 16, 1836. Admitted into Missouri Conference in 1860. Transferred to Holston 1873, but was unable to do any work. His work had been done in Missouri, between 1860 and 1870, during which time he received 800 people into the church. Died Feb. 15, 1874. Buried at Marion, Va.

Allen, Thomas: In Holston 1789-90.

Alley, John: Born Aug. 11, 1825. Admitted 1845. Spent most of the years of his ministry in Sequatchie Valley. He married more people and preached more funeral sermons than any other Methodist preacher who ever lived in that Valley. Above the average in ability and in piety. Married Sept. 27, 1848, Miss Elizabeth Kirklin. She died in 1899. Died April 10, 1900. Buried at Dunlap, Tenn.

Amis, James H.: Born Jan. 8, 1853, in Rogersville, Tenn. He was a student at East Tennessee Wesleyan University. Admitted into Holston Conference in 1875. Spent thirty years in Holston serving fourteen charges, mostly circuits. Transferred to California Conference in 1906. For nearly thirty years he was a resident of Monterey Park, Calif., and was founder of the Community Church in that place. He was married to Miss Olive Florida Petree. They had four children. He superannuated in 1915. He died Nov. 16, 1937, at the home of his daughter, Miss Ethel, in Monterey Park. He was buried at Glendale, Calf.

Anderson, Lewis: In Holston one year, 1808.

Asbury, Daniel: Born Fairfax County, Va., Feb. 18, 1762. Admitted 1786. In Holston 1788-89. Married Miss Nancy L. Morris, Lincoln Ct., N. C., 1790. Spent most of life in Carolinas. Died 1825.

Ashley, William: In Holston one year, 1816.

Ashworth, Moses: Admitted 1805. In Holston one year, 1808.

Atkin, George: Admitted to Ohio Conference, 1817. In 1818 transferred to Tennessee Conference and appointed to Knoxville. Located in 1819. Appeared on Conference Roll in 1825, but was left without appointment. Appointed "Abingdon Town" in 1826, where he died in 1827. Associated with Thomas Stringfield in publication of religious paper at Knoxville. Had two sons: Samuel Atkin of Knoxville and Rev. Thomas Atkin of Asheville, N. C. George Atkin's death was the first to occur in Holston Conference.

Atkins, Alwyn James: Born Aug. 5, 1890, in Heflin, Ala. Graduated at University of Chattanooga in 1910, from Boston University in 1914. While at Boston University he served as student pastor at Fall River, Mass. He took a graduate course at Harvard and a regular pastorate at Chartley, Mass. He transferred to Holston Conference in 1917 from New England Southern Conference. He served two charges in Holston. He married June 30, 1915, Miss Julia E. Shaw, Fall River, Mass. They had two children. He died March 22, 1921, at St. Joseph's Infirmary, Atlanta, Ga., after an illness of several months. He was buried at Fall River, Mass.

Atkins, Daniel H.: Born Aug. 28, 1846, in Grayson County, Va. Son of Daniel and Elizabeth Moore Atkins and brother of Rev. Kennerly C. Atkins. He was educated in the public school and Emory and Henry College. He served for a little more than a year in the reserves of the Confederate Army, and was broken in health at the end of the war. He was licensed to preach and admitted to Holston Conference in 1868. Located 1871 to go to college. Readmitted 1873. After serving eight charges and one district, he was President of Weaverville College for three years. He was transferred to Columbia Conference, Oregon, in 1887, where he served as pastor and also as President of Corvallis College until 1891, when he transferred to Western North Carolina Conference. Here he continued as pastor, presiding elder and editor until 1928, when he superannuated. He served faithfully and well in every post to which he was assigned. He married Dec. 25, 1875, Miss Anna Chapman, Asheville, N. C. They had four children. He died June 4, 1928, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C. E. Gash, Weaverville, N. C.

Atkins, Kennerly C.: Born Nov. 16, 1843, near Providence Camp Ground, Grayson County, Va. Son of Daniel and Elizabeth Moore Atkins. Licensed to preach 1867. Admitted 1867. He was three years at Emory and Henry College. "Of fifty-two years in the ministry, twelve were spent in Virginia, four in North Carolina and thirty-six in Tennessee." He served three districts as presiding elder. "He was for more than a half century one of the finest examples of the best traditions of the Methodist itinerancy." "His last years were like unto the end of a perfect day, calm, peaceful, unperturbed." He married Dec. 20, 1875, Miss Aurice A. Brazelton, Charleston, Tenn. They had five children. He was a brother of Rev. Daniel H. Atkins, who died in Western North Carolina Conference. Superannuate 1919 to 1929. He was an itinerant for 62 years. "With no illness other than the feebleness of age, and without pain, he peacefully passed out of the tired and worn house of the flesh," in his 86th year. He died May 24, 1929, at Fountain City, Tenn., and was buried there in Lynnhurst Cemetery.

Austin, Sumpter Hughes: Born March 2, 1890, at Oakvale, W. Va. Son of Andrew Jackson and Athalinda Austin. He studied for three years at Emory and Henry College. He was licensed to preach about 1910. Admitted 1913, and was in active work for twenty-six years, and served ten appointments. He was a man of great energy and was able to enlist his people in the enterprises of the church. His charges grew in membership and in their support of the work of the church, both local and general. He married Jan. 1, 1912, Miss Grace Eleanor Albert of Summers County, W. Va. They had eight children. He died Feb. 2, 1939, at Gary, W. Va. He was buried at Bluefield, W. Va.

Avery, Henry B.: Born June 24, 1839, in Crockett County, Tenn. Admitted into Memphis Conference 1860. Transferred about 1875 to Pacific Conference; to Florida Conference 1881; to Holston 1882. He was appointed to Morristown Station, but died before reaching there.

Axley, James: Son of James and Lemuanna Axley, who lived in Cumberland County, Va. Admitted in 1804 and located in 1822. His charges were: 1804, Red River, Tenn.; 1805, Hocking, Ohio; 1806, French Broad, Tenn.; 1807, Opelousas, La.; 1808 Powell's Valley, Va.; 1809, Holston, Va.; 1810, Elk, Tenn.; 1811, Presiding Elder, Wabash District; 1812-13-14-15, Presiding Elder, French Broad District; 1816-17, Green River District; 1818-19-20-21, French Broad District. Delegate General Conference 1812, 1816 and 1820. Although lacking in learning he was a man of striking ability and great forcefulness. A great foe of tobacco, strong drink and slavery. He married Cynthia Earnest, daughter of Lawrence Earnest. Died Feb. 23, 1838, at Sweetwater, Tenn.

Ayers, Robert Earnest: Born May 23, 1874. Admitted in 1901. He served for twenty years, in nine charges, the last of which was Morristown circuit. He died, suddenly, on Nov. 7, 1921. He was buried at Cedar Spring, McMinn County, Tenn.

Ayers, Robert Owen: Born Sept. 13, 1831, in Rockbridge County, Va. Admitted into Cincinnati Conference in 1864. Transferred to Holston Conference in 1865. He served ten circuits in seventeen years. At his own request he was made supernumerary in 1882 and continued that relation until 1885, and again in 1889 and 1890. Married in 1868, Miss Eliza Smith of Ohio. There were three sons. She died in 1904. He was superannuated in 1891. He died Oct. 7, 1907. He was buried in McMinn County, Tenn.

Bailey, William Edward: Born Aug. 26, 1863, near Bailey's Switch, Tazewell County, Va. Son of Jessee Lee and Mary Shannon Bailey. Admitted in 1890. He served eighteen charges in forty-four years of active service. He was two years (1909-11) supernumerary. He was a revivalist and a builder of churches; "a good man and a faithful minister of the word." He married Sept. 20, 1888, Miss Clemmie Mahood. They had five children. She preceded him in death. He died Dec. 28, 1938, in Bluefield, W. Va. He was buried at Bluefield.

Baker, James A.: Born Dec. 25, 1853, in Sevier County, Tenn. He engaged in mercantile business for some time; but feeling the call to preach, he sold his business so that he might answer the call. Admitted in 1879. He was effective twenty-one years, supernumerary four years. He married Nov. 8, 1887, Miss Mattie E. Trotter. They had nine children. He superannuated in 1906 and lived at Lonsdale, where he had held his last pastorate. He was active in church work. He died Sept. 6, 1917, in his home at Knoxville and was buried there.

Baker, Jonathan N.: Born Jan. 10, 1839, near Harper's Ferry, Va. His parents moved to Ohio. He joined the federal Army and served for three years. At the close of the war he moved to Fall Branch, Tenn. He was admitted to Holston Conference in 1867. He suffered with serious throat trouble for some years and was unable to do regular work, but was faithful in church attendance and duties. He married twice: (1) Oct. 6, 1868, Miss Ann Eliza Hunt. They had five children. (2) Miss Fannie Piper, June 6, 1906. He superannuated in 1898. He died Oct. 9, 1914, at his home in Greeneville, Tenn. He was buried at Fall Branch, Tenn.

Baker, Thomas R.: Born July 30, 1866, in Carroll County, Ga. His educational opportunities were limited. He was admitted to the Georgia Conference in 1902 and served there for eight years. He transferred to Holston Conference in 1910 and served until 1918. He was twice married: (1) Mattie Johnson. They had one child. (2) Miss Bertha Cash, Oct. 25, 1903. They had six children. He superannuated in 1918. He died March, 1926, at his home in College Park, Ga. He was buried at Ben Hill, Ga.

Baldwin, John: In Holston one year, 1789-90.

Baldwin, John D.: Born March 28, 1818, in Hancock County, Tenn. Admitted 1850. Married. Thirty-four years an itinerant preacher. Died in Hancock County in his sixty-eighth year in 1885. Buried at Sneedville, Tenn.

Ball, James K. P.: Born May 21, 1844, McMinn County, Tenn. At seventeen volunteered in Confederate Army and served as a private to the end of the war. Attended school at Athens, Tenn., after the war closed. Admitted 1870. While serving Chattanooga Station, 1873-4, he married the eldest daughter of Rev. John Boring. Died in 1885. Buried at Spring Creek, Tenn.

Ball, John: In Holston one year, 1791-92.

Ballenger, W. B.: Born June 25, 1825, in Blount County, Tenn. After reaching manhood the call to preach came and he spent some time in school preparing himself for the ministry. He was admitted in 1852. In 1865 he united with the M. E. Church and labored faithfully for nineteen years. He was married and was survived by his widow and an only son. He died Oct. 15, 1884. He was buried in Bradley County, Tenn.

Ballew, J. R.: Born Nov. 29, 1836, in Buncombe County, N. C. Admitted 1860. Died Nov. 28, 1864. Buried in North Carolina.

Bandy, William S.: Born April 26, 1857, in North Carolina. He was admitted into Holston Conference in 1894. He served eleven charges in twenty-three years. He married Miss Mary Hamblen in Oct., 1880. They had six children. He superannuated in 1919. He died Nov. 8, 1938, in Greene County, Tenn. He was buried at Mt. Pleasant, Tenn.

Barker, William: In Holston one year, 1792-93.

Barnes, Horatio: In Holston one year, 1808.

Barnes, Nathan: In Holston one year, 1807.

Barnes, William H.: Born near Richmond, Va., June 23, 1812. Admitted into North Carolina Conference 1838. Transferred to Virginia Conference, then back to North Carolina and then to Holston. Married twice. Died May 1, 1882, at Princeton, W. Va., where he was buried.

Barnett, William Reagan: Born March 17, 1849, in Monroe County, Tenn. Son of Michael and Melissa McNutt Craton Barnett. He had little formal education. He entered the Confederate Army when he was 15. He taught school for several years. He tried to study medicine, but the call to preach had obsessed his soul. Admitted in 1871. He served circuits, stations and districts in Tennessee, Virginia and North Carolina for twenty-eight years when, in 1899, ill health required supernumerary relation. The next year, 1900, it became necessary to superannuate. Thirty years was the term of his superannuate life. The degree of Doctor of Divinity was conferred upon him by Weaverville College. Endowed with a strong mind, he not only acquired a rich store of information, but also achieved ripe wisdom as the result of deep study. He married Nov. 11, 1872, Miss Florie Marcella Howard. There were five children. His son, Rev. J. F. Barnett, is a member of Holston Conference. After fifty-six years of devotion and fidelity the wife finished her course only eight months before her husband. After she went he declined rapidly. Death took place Aug. 15, 1929, in his home at Knoxville; and he was buried in Greenwood Cemetery.

Barrett, Elbert L.: Born in Hawkins County, Tenn. Admitted 1873. Married in 1876 Miss Corinna Mynatt, Knox County, Tenn. Died June 13, 1881. Buried at Shiloh, Tenn.

Barringer, John: Admitted 1827. Located 1835; readmitted 1838. Superannuated 1840. Owned a home in Knoxville in what is now called McAnnally Flats. Died July 17, 1851, at Knoxville and was buried there at cemetery on East Hill Avenue.

Bates, William H.: Born April 16, 1821, at Franklin Ala. Son of Ezekiel Bates. Educated in local school. Admitted in 1846. He served charges in every part of Conference for thirty-three years. Superannuated in 1879, he was on that list except for three years, until 1905. Married in 1885 Miss Josephine Burts, Jonesboro, Tenn. He was a very active and industrious man. Died Oct. 6, 1905. Buried at Knoxville.

Bays, John C.: Born July 23, 1852, in Russell County, Va. Son of James J. and Mary Webb Bays. He was the youngest of three brothers who became itinerant Methodist preachers: Rev. William Bays, D. D., Rev. Hezekiah W. Bays, D. D., and Rev. John C. Bays. Educated at Castlewood District High School, Castlewood, Va. Converted in early life and felt that he was called to preach. Admitted 1876. He was an effective preacher for thirty-six years. He believed the doctrines of the Methodist Church and lived them. He preached in nearly every part of East Tennessee. It has been said that he could travel from Lookout Mountain to Bristol in the territory of charges which he had served and could spend each night, as he traveled by horse and buggy, in the home of some former parishioner. He married Oct. 26, 1886, Miss Sarah Gage Findlay, daughter of Thomas Findlay, Washington County, Va. They had three children. The eldest son, Rev. James A. Bays, D. D., is a member of Holston Conference. Mrs. Bays died May 31, 1908. Superannuated in 1912 and lived with his preacher son. He died there Jan. 26, 1923, and was buried by the side of his wife at Abingdon, Va.

Beard, Caughey A.: Born March 10, 1870, at Columbia, Ala. Educated at Birmingham Southern College and Southern University. Admitted 1898. He served two charges and became supernumerary in 1905 and kept that relation thirty-one years. He was married twice: (1) Mrs. Wood Rose, Athens, Tenn.; (2) Mrs. Margaret Lee, Knoxville, Tenn. As a supernumerary he was active in the church and Sunday school at Athens and was loved and respected in the community. He was a successful business man. He died at his home in Athens, Aug. 7, 1936, and was buried there.

Belchee, William Beverly: Born in Tazewell County, Va., March 25, 1878. He was the son of Winfield and Mattie Belchee. He was admitted in 1903. He served nine charges and was district evangelist for fourteen years. He was a very effective evangelist preacher. He married on Aug. 30, 1899, Miss Anna Lane Neel. They had five children. He died Feb. 24, 1941, in Chattanooga and was buried there.

Bellamy, John R.: Born July 12, 1866, in Scott County, Va. Graduated from Hiwassee College 1891. Admitted 1891. Married 1892, Miss Nannie Wilcox. Died Sept. 25, 1894, Coal Creek. Buried at Elizabethton, Tenn.

Bellamy, William M.: Born Aug. 8, 1847, Scott County, Va. Educated at Hiwassee College. Admitted in 1878. Married. In 1886 his family was afflicted with fever. His wife was ill for weeks. Enfeebled by nursing, he fell a victim to disease and died Sept. 12, 1886, in Lee County, Va. Buried in Scott County, Va.

Belt, James W.: Born in 1824 at Charleston, S. C. Admitted to Holston Conference in 1852. Dr. Price says: "He divided his life between business and preaching." There were a number of breaks in his relation to the Conference. He was superannuate in 1856, located in 1862, readmitted in 1884. Superannuated in 1891, continuing so to the end. But there was no break in his work as a preacher. He was a popular preacher and held the confidence of the people of the region where he lived. Married Miss Sallie Richmond of Lee County, Va. They had seven children. He spent his declining years with a daughter, Mrs. J. W. Erwin of Bristol, where the end came. Died Oct. 12, 1912. Buried in Scott County, Va.

Bettis, Elbert Sevier: Born Jan. 23, 1859, in Hamblen County, Tenn. Son of Simeon and Louisa Bettis. Graduated from Emory and Henry College (1890) and from Vanderbilt University (1894). Licensed 1889. Admitted in 1893. Was active eight years; five charges. Superannuated 1900. "Everywhere he did thorough and effective work and was idolized by his people. The children loved him devotedly." Married Sept. 26, 1900, Miss Kate Peck of Blacksburg, Va. Died March 2, 1903, at Phoenix, Ariz., whither he had gone for the fight against tuberculosis. Buried at Emory, Va.

Bilderback, Joseph Asbury: Born Jan. 21, 1846. Licensed to preach 1871. Admitted 1871. His active ministry of forty-three years was spent in East Tennessee. He kept a diary and recorded, without comment, the events of his pastorates. Superannuated in 1914, but did some supply work. Married twice: (1) Miss Mary L. Boyce; (2) Miss Julie E. Lowry of Riceville, Tenn. They had two sons. He died in the home of his son at Birmingham, Ala., in November, 1917. Buried at Sweetwater.

Bird, Jonathan: Born Jan. 22, 1764, Wilkes County, N. C. Son of Benjamin Bird. Admitted 1789. In Holston two years - Green Circuit, 1797-98; Holston District, 1798-99. Asbury took him one time as traveling companion. Located in 1799. Died July 12, 1848, in McDowell County, N. C.

Bird, Richard: Admitted 1792. In Holston one year, 1794-95. Located in 1796. He was a brother of Jonathan Bird.

Bishop, Benjamin William Shields: Born July 22, 1839, in Botetourt County, Va. Son of William Phelps and Lavinia Schoolfield Bishop. His father was an educator and gave his son good educational and cultural advantages. The father was also a local preacher; and one of the most able and popular preachers in Holston Conference. B. W. S. Bishop was admitted into Holston Conference in 1856 and was continuously in active work for 39 years. His entire ministry was rendered in Southwest Virginia. He served circuits, stations and districts and proved himself acceptable in all. Studious, pious, a lover of good literature, especially poetry, which he quoted felicitously, and a charming companion. His preaching was always interesting and instructive and increased in power to the last day of life. Married April, 1860, Miss Julia Ann Goodykoontz of Floyd County, Va. There were four children: Rev. C. M. Bishop, D. D., Lucy, Mary Martha, who married J. W. Price, and David Horace Bishop, Ph.D. Mrs. Bishop died Oct. 4, 1895, at Tazewell, Va. He was buried at Emory, Va.

Bishop, E. A.: Born about 1854, at Wrightstown, N. J. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 1878. He taught for several years before becoming an itinerant preacher. Admitted to Erie Conference in 1900. He transferred to the Vermont Conference in 1904, where he served as President of Montpelier Seminary until 1912. In 1912 he transferred to Holston Conference and became President of Murphy Collegiate Institute, which he continued to serve to the end of his life. He was twice married: (1) Miss Clara Irene Brown in 1878. They had five children. (2) Miss Carrie A. Miller. He died Dec. 20, 1926, at the Methodist Episcopal Hospital at Brooklyn, N. Y. He was buried at Montpelier, Vt.

Black, Moses: Born in Charleston, S. C. Admitted 1796. In Holston four years, 1803-4-5 and in 1808. At forty he married a girl of fifteen. Died in Carter's Valley, Hawkins County, Tenn., Feb. 10, 1809, when about forty years old.

Blackman, Learner: Born 1781, in New Jersey. Son of David and Mary Blackman. Education above average. Admitted 1800. In Holston four years, 1801-3 and 1807-9. Died 1815.

Blake, Eugene: Born Dec. 14, 1856, in Matthews County, Va. Educated at Castlewood High School and Emory and Henry College. Licensed to preach by Dickensonville Quarterly Conference, Jan. 19, 1878. Admitted 1878. He served seven pastoral charges and two districts, was connected, as teacher or president, with six schools or colleges and was superintendent of Holston Orphanage. For nearly forty-six years he was an effective preacher. He was a constant reader of the Bible. He was a positive character, who formed his own opinions and was ever ready to stand by his convictions; but he was peculiarly free from rancor. Married 1882, Miss Lula Davis, daughter of John Milton Davis, Emory, Va. They had five children. He had not been in good health for some time; but the end came suddenly. He had just returned from a district conference at Marion, Va. At midnight the summons came and he was gone. Died at his home at Holston Orphanage, May 22, 1924. He was buried at Emory, Va.

Blankenbeckler, A. G.: Born March 9, 1850, in Johnson County, Tenn. Educated at Liberty Hall, Washington County, Va. Married Nov. 15, 1870, Miss Josie V. Campbell, Abingdon, Va. Admitted 1877. Supernumerary 1882. Died Aug. 26, 1883. Buried at Greeneville, Tenn.

Bogart, Lemuel: Born April 28, 1808, in Carter County, Tenn. Son of Daniel and Sarah Bogart. He had "a fair education and taught school in early life"; and was a farmer before entering the ministry. He was licensed to preach in 1858. Admitted in 1866, he was a traveling preacher for fifteen years and served several important charges with system and effectiveness. He married Jan. 23, 1833, Miss Hannah Saylor. They had ten children. He was superannuated in 1882. He died May 3, 1888, at his home in Sevier County, Tenn., and was buried there.

Bogle, Erastus Harris: Born 1842 in Bland County, Va. Enlisted at 18 in the Confederate Army; and was seriously wounded in the foot. While crippled from this wound he spent his time in school and laid the foundation of an education. Admitted 1869. Served 23 circuits in Tennessee, North Carolina and Virginia. Superannuated 1907. A man without guile and a lover of good books. He was thrice married: (1) Miss Moore, Chattanooga; (2) Miss Pass, Spring City; (3) Miss Stout, Limestone. Father of eight children. Died Dec. 26, 1914, Bristol, Tenn. Buried at Bristol, Va.

Boring, John: Born Aug. 7, 1827, near Jonesboro, Tenn. Converted at Bond's Camp Ground, Aug. 8, 1849. Admitted 1851. Had little schooling. His studies never became formal; but he studied the Bible and human nature to great profit. Dr. Frank Richardson said of him: "Brother Boring was the most original character I have ever known. In his modes of thought and expression and action he did not follow any model, except that of his Lord in morals and religion." His ministry covered a period of fifty-nine years, "the early years on circuits and the strength of his manhood on districts. Later in life he spent several years in special evangelistic work. Wherever he went revival fires were kindled." "He was constantly blazing out new tracks in the wilderness of thought. He illustrated freely and his illustrations were pertinent, striking and unique." His preaching was in the power of the Spirit. Married, 1854, Miss Laura A. Schoolfield of Bledsoe County, Tenn. He professed entire sanctification. Died Aug. 5, 1910, at Emory, Va. Buried at Chattanooga, Tenn.

Boring, Washington: Born 1828. Admitted 1851. Gifted, pious and useful. Died 1854. Buried in Sullivan County, Tenn.

Bourne, John S.: Born Dec. 26, 1856, in Grayson County, Va. Son of Curtis and Lucy Bourne. Licensed to exhort, March 18, 1876. Licensed to preach Sept. 6, 1879. Admitted 1881. Entered Emory and Henry College 1884 and spent two years there. Sent to Central City (Radford) in 1886 and returned there in 1887. Died Sept. 5, 1888. Buried at Spring Valley, Va. A young man of large gifts and great promise. Few men have won such esteem at an age so young.

Bowman, Elisha: Born Dec. 25, 1775, in Virginia. Father was a local preacher. Admitted 1801. In Holston two years, 1803-4. Died Oct. 3, 1845.

Bowman, John W.: Born Sept. 13, 1773, in Frederick County, Va. Licensed to exhort May, 1808, and to preach in Aug., 1808, and admitted same year. In Holston 1809. Located in 1809. Readmitted 1812. Located 1817. Readmitted in 1819. After 1826 was either supernumerary or superannuate. Died Sept. 25, 1847, in Carter's Valley, Tenn.

Bradfield, John: In Holston 1819.

Branam, E. R.: Born June 30, 1870, in Sevier County, Tenn. He was admitted in 1903. Except for one year's rest he was in active work until 1930. He served twelve charges. He married Dec. 19, 1888, Miss Lula Violet Foster. They had ten children. He superannuated in 1930. Soon after his retirement he went to Lakeland, Fla. He died in Lakeland, Feb. 10, 1933. He was buried at Logan's Chapel, Blount County, Tenn.

Brilhart, Jacob: Born Sept. 16, 1808, in York, Pa. Moved to Kentucky in 1839. Admitted to Kentucky Conference, 1840. Transferred to Holston in 1865 and appointed to Franklin District. Stricken with paralysis in 1870, he superannuated. Married Sept. 18, 1830, Miss Louisa Myers. Highly esteemed for piety and prudence, he was sometimes classed with George Ekin, Thomas Catlett and Joseph Haskew. Died Aug. 18, 1874. He left a considerable bequest to Holston Conference. Buried at Sweetwater, Tenn.

Brooks, Archibald T.: Born Dec. 19, 1817, Tazewell County, Va. Admitted in 1871, after serving as a supply for twenty-eight years. Married Miss Eleanor Syphers in 1836. Died July 13, 1885, at Pocahontas, Va., and was buried at Falls Mills, Va.

Brooks, Stephen: Born Feb. 18, 1764, Cape Hatteras, N. C. Admitted 1789. In Holston one year, 1793. Located and lived in Greene County, Tenn. Married Miss Anna Earnest, March 23, 1793. His wife died Nov. 1, 1797; married, second time, Miss Margaret Wittenberg, Jan. 6, 1800. He died Jan. 1, 1855.

Browder, Joseph: In Holston 1819.

Brown, Barton: In Holston 1822.

Brown, Charles Robert: Born Sept. 29, 1864, near Tazewell, Va. Son of William H. Brown. Educated in public schools of Tazewell County and at Emory and Henry College. Admitted in 1889. Served five charges in seven years. Due to failing health he was made supernumerary in 1897; in 1900 he was appointed to Pocahontas, but was unable to finish the year's work. He again took the supernumerary relation, but was never able to do active work. At Tazewell, where he lived, he was active in the work of the church and community, and became a citizen of wide influence. Married Dec. 29, 1891, Miss Sallie Cooper, daughter of John and Mariah Cooper, who were pioneers in the development of the Pocahontas Coal Field. They were successful and prosperous and left a good estate, as well as an unsullied name. She died in 1922. They had three children. He was supernumerary for 31 years. Died April 23, 1929, at his home in Tazewell, Va., and was buried there.

Brown, John: Admitted 1809. In Holston two years, 1909-10.

Brown, Thomas: Admitted 1821. In Holston one year, 1821.

Brown, Thomas W.: Born Nov. 28, 1841, at Cleveland, Tenn. He was the son of Henry and Lucinda Reagan Brown. He was admitted to Holston Conference in 1868 where he spent eighteen years in active work; then in 1886 he transferred to Blue Ridge Conference and served two districts; in 1897 he transferred back to Holston, where he served until 1912. He was in active work for thirty-six years, ten years of which was given to the work of district superintendent in the Atlantic Conference. He was twice married: (1) Miss Elizabeth Gregory, July 23, 1879; (2) Miss Eliza Haun, Nov., 1886. There were five children of the last marriage. He was superannuated in 1911 on account of failing eyesight. He had served three years in the Union Army. He died at his home in Morristown, Jan. 4, 1931; and was buried at Knoxville.

Browning, John Worth: Born Jan. 24, 1857, at Statesville, N. C. He was educated at Rutherford College, N. C. He began the practice of law, but after a short time answered the call to preach. Licensed to preach in 1884, he was admitted in 1884. He served as an active preacher for forty-four years. He served charges in nearly every part of Holston Conference, from Chattanooga to the coal fields of West Virginia. "He was evangelist by nature as well as by grace." He was twice married: (1) Miss Susie Wheeler, Sept. 3, 1890. They had seven children. She died Dec. 16, 1917. (2) Miss Julia Benbo. He superannuated in 1928. He died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. C. Huddleston, Cleveland, Tenn., Nov. 21, 1939. He was buried at Maryville, Tenn.

Browning, Richard: In Holston one year, 1806.

Bruce, James Edward: Born Jan. 18, 1849, in Bland County, Va. Son of J. Henderson and Margaret Hoge Bruce. Grew up in Wise County, Va. Admitted 1884. Served seven circuits. Superannuated 1898. Married March 11, 1891, Miss Edna Harris, a sister of Gov. N. E. Harris of Georgia. They had two children. Died June 23, 1915, near the place of his birth. Buried in Bland County, Va.

Bruner, Marion Clark: Born Dec. 12, 1855, near Augusta, Ill. He graduated from East Tennessee Wesleyan University in 1881. Admitted 1881 and was in effective relation for thirty-eight years. "He was brave in affliction, resolute in purpose and loyal in love." He was twice married: (1) Miss Annie Spargo, Dec. 24, 1882. They had eight children. She died July 12, 1920. (2) Miss Flossie Maupin, Jan. 10, 1924. They had three children. He superannuated in 1922, but served as a supply for five years. He died May 30, 1933, at Lafollette, Tenn. He was buried at Knoxville in New Gray Cemetery.

Brunner, John Hamilton: Born March 12, 1825, in Greene County, Tenn. He was the son of Joseph and Elizabeth Brunner. He was educated at Tusculum College. He was admitted into Holston conference in 1847. Served six circuits before he was appointed to Hiwassee College in 1853, and was President of that institution for about thirty-three years, although not continuously. His first term ran from 1853 until 1860 or 1861. He was there again 1865 and 1866; and was President from 1872 until 1892. He transferred to the Kentucky Conference in 1868 but was back in Holston in 1870. Hiwassee College was his first love and his monument. "He made it his business to see to it that no aspiring and worthy boy was ever turned down in his effort to obtain an education." He married Dec. 10, 1850, Miss Elizabeth Key of Monroe County, Tenn. They had seven children. Mrs. Brunner preceded her husband in death one year and fifteen days at the age of eighty-seven years. Dr. Brunner was supernumerary from 1893 to 1896, when he superannuated; and he continued in that relation until his death, having been an itinerant preacher for sixty-seven years. He died in his home near Hiwassee College, Feb. 18, 1914, lacking but twenty-four days of being eighty-nine years of age. He was buried at Hiwassee College, Tenn. Dr. Brunner was the author of a book on The Union of the Methodist Church.

Burdine, Ezekiel: In Holston one year, 1801-2.

Burke, William: Admitted 1792. In Holston 1792-93 and 1797-98. Married 1796. Spent latter part of life in Kentucky. In 1844 he adhered South.

Burkett, M. H. H.: Born Jan. 11, 1811, in Virginia. He was a teacher for some time. Rev. George C. Rankin was one of his students and tells in his book, The Story of My Life, of his great debt to Mr. Burkett. He was ordained a local deacon by Bishop Andrews (South). He was a strong Union man and was appointed Chaplain of the 23rd Regiment of Kentucky Volunteers, U.S.A. He was admitted on trial by Kentucky Conference in 1864, and transferred to Holston in 1865, where "he labored faithfully on various charges." He was twice married: (1) Miss Caroline Harrison in 1832; (2) Mrs. Emma Duggan. He died Nov. 21, 1875, at his home in Bradley County, Tenn., and was buried at Chattata, Tenn.

Burkhart, Noble C.: Born Feb. 26, 1844, in Harlan County, Ky. He was licensed to preach in 1876; and was admitted to the Virginia Conference in 1883 and became a member of Holston Conference when Southwest Virginia was placed in Holston Conference in 1906. Most of his appointments were in Lee, Wise and Scott Counties in Virginia. He was a successful revivalist. He was supernumerary in 1901 and in 1905. He was twice married: (1) Miss Lurenia Blankenship. They had ten children. (2) Miss Mary Howard. They had three children. He was superannuated in 1911. He died January 7, 1914, at his home, Hubbard Springs, Lee County, Va., and was buried there at Bethel Memorial Church, which stands near his home.

Burnett, John S.: Born Nov. 25, 1866, near Webster, N. C. He received his education at the University of Chattanooga. He had, previous to entering the University, been admitted to Blue Ridge Conference in 1888, and had served several years as pastor. He came with his wife to the University, and served as pastor while pursuing his studies. The year he completed his studies he was appointed District Superintendent of Chattanooga District, and was early recognized as a leader in his Conference and Church. Having spent his boyhood among the hills of North Carolina, his heart and mind turned toward work among the mountain people. He was chosen for the leadership of the work of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the Southern Highlands. His most distinctive work was in the founding and development of Pittman Center in the Smoky Mountains. He was recognized as one of the leading workers in this field in the Methodist Church. He married Aug. 12, 1892, Miss Laura Eleanora Petty. They had four children. He died Feb. 9, 1942, at Jackson, Miss., while en route to the West Coast. He was buried at Chattanooga, Tenn.

Burrow, James Angel: Born Sept. 3, 1860, at Elizabethton, Tenn. Son of James A. and Elizabeth Ann Burrow. The family moved to Bristol when he was a boy and he grew up there. He was educated in the city schools, and in King College. He was a student in Vanderbilt University. Converted when twenty years old. He had planned to study law, but now he turned his entire thought to preaching. He was admitted to Holston Conference in 1885. Two years at Cherry Street, Chattanooga, and four years at Athens showed the promise of an unusual man. He was unusual in appearance. Although now thirty years old he became known as "the boy preacher." He looked like a boy when well past middle life; and his high-pitched voice emphasized the illusion. His voice was an octave higher than other men's voices; but was peculiarly clear and mellow and carried so as to reach the utmost limit of any of the churches. His thought was also clear and his utterance fluent, but unhurried. He was an eloquent and effective preacher throughout the entire reach of his life. He was also a popular writer. For many years he was the editor of the Conference paper and wrote many articles for the church press. After several successful pastorates he served with eminent success as presiding elder. His alma mater conferred upon him the degree of Doctor of Divinity. He was seven times chosen as a delegate to the General Conference, and was one of the secretaries of that body for many years. He was elected Secretary of Holston Conference in 1893 and was continued in that office for forty-one years. So genial and sincere in his relations in social life that it may truly be said that he had a genius for friendship. He married, in middle life, Miss Mary Prosser of Missouri. He finished a four-year term of the Bluefield District in 1833, just after he passed his seventy-third birthday. His friends had seen that his strength was declining, but he was loath to give up active work. He did, however, ask the superannuate relation, which was granted him. A month later he was on his way to attend a meeting of the Board of Holston Orphanage of which he had been President since its organization. At Knoxville he fell in the bus station and broke his hip. The shock was too great and he lingered for only eight days. He died Nov. 2, 1933, in Fort Sanders Hospital, Knoxville. He was buried at Bristol, Va.

Butcher, Milton J.: Born June 21, 1873, in Lee County, Va. Education neglected until after his conversion at twenty years of age. He then bent all his energies to secure an education, and entered Hiwassee College in 1889, continuing there for three years. Later took one year in St. Clair Academy and a year at Emory and Henry College. Licensed to preach Sept. 1, 1894. Admitted 1896. Was effective and active for fourteen years. Married March 25, 1897, Miss Lula Dawn Charles. His health had been declining for several years, but he kept resolutely at his work. Died, while serving Greeneville charge, Aug. 22, 1910, at his own home in Hawkins County. Buried at Surgoinsville, Tenn.

Buxton, John: In Holston 1797.

Byerly, W. R.: Born July 12, 1856, in Washington County, Tenn. He was admitted in 1881. He served eighteen charges in forty-three years. "He was always cheerful and happy in his work, enthusiastic and untiring in his labors." He married Miss Sallie Bayless, May 13, 1886. They had five children. He was ill for only a short time. He died at his home in Baileyton, Tenn., on Feb. 21, 1924, and was buried there.

Byrd, Samuel K.: Born Sept. 27, 1854, near Spring Valley, Grayson County, Va. Educated in public school and Independence High School. Taught seven years in Grayson County. Admitted 1884. In 36 years of active work he served 12 charges, some of which were among the hardest in the Conference. He was a diligent pastor and evangelist. Thousands of souls were saved under his preaching. He not infrequently would rise early and slip out from the home of his host for the purpose of having breakfast with a tenant. "He had a peculiar affection for all the children of God's family, regardless of denomination." He was married twice: (1) In 1877, to Miss Sallie Ward, Grayson County, Va.; they had one son; she died in 1894; (2) Mrs. Nora Newland Hart; they had seven children. Rev. Joseph Byrd, a son, entered Holston Conference. Superannuated 1920. Died June 18, 1923, at Kingsport. Buried at Salem Church, near Kingsport.

Cadle, Alfred G.: Born 1851. Admitted 1886. He served fourteen charges and was three years supernumerary. He was superannuated in 1908. He died in 1919. He was buried at Middlesboro, Ky.

Caldwell, Lisle B.: Born Jan. 10, 1834, in Jefferson County, N. Y. converted at 16, he soon began to be active in evangelistic work. In 1855 he united with a Methodist Conference in Canada, where he remained for twelve years. In 1875 he transferred to the North Ohio Conference; and in 1878 to the Holston Conference. He taught six years at Athens, was presiding elder five years and served a number of circuits and stations. He asked for the supernumerary relation in 1907 in order to visit, with his wife, their sons, who were missionaries in China. He was made effective in 1909, but his health gave way before the end of the year and he superannuated in 1910. He married, while in Canada, Miss Abigail Amanda Johnson, daughter of Rev. Eden Abbott Johnson. Three of their four sons are ministers, Rev. E. B. Caldwell and the two sons in China. He died Nov. 11, 1911, at the home of his son, Rev. E. B. Caldwell, in Chattanooga, Tenn., and was buried in Chattanooga.

Callahan, Obadiah B.: Born in Smythe County, Va. Admitted 1852. Died 1855.

Campbell, James: In Holston one year, 1796-97.

Carden, William Crawford: Born in Bradley County, Tenn. While in Georgia Military Institute he was called out and became a member of the cadet corps and served in the Confederate Army three years. Admitted 1870. He served from the smallest circuits to the presiding eldership; and was for many years Secretary of Holston Conference. He was a tender, sympathetic preacher and pastor. His gift of song was used with simple devotion in the work of the Lord. Married, March 24, 1875, Miss Martha Stewart, daughter of Judge A. M. Stewart. They had five children. Superannuated 1905. Effective 35 years and superannuate 19 years. Died 1924. Buried at Chattanooga.

Cardwell, Joseph L.: Born Sept. 20, 1832, on Panther Creek, Hamblen County, Tenn. Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Cardwell. His opportunities of securing an education were limited, but sufficient to enable him to teach school. He was a local preacher for some years before joining the itinerancy. He was admitted in 1866 and was a faithful pastor until 1899, traveling some of the best charges in Holston Conference. He was twice married: (1) Miss Emily C. Miles, Sept. 12, 1852; (2) Mrs. Henrietta Lepard, Jan. 15, 1898. He was superannuated in 1899. He died Oct. 20, 1910, at his home at Sulphur Springs, Hamblen County, Tenn., where his youthful days had been spent on the farm. He was buried in Hamblen County.

Carey, Frank H.: He was admitted to Holston Conference (M. E.), in 1903. He served eleven charges. He died suddenly in 1941, at Dunlap (his last charge). He was buried at Cleveland, Tenn.

Carico, Martin P.: Born Feb. 3, 1867, in North Carolina, near the Virginia border. Educated in public schools and became a man of wide learning. Admitted in 1891 and was in active work continuously until his death in 1937. He was recognized as a man of ability from his young manhood. He served important stations and was presiding elder of three districts on each of which he served four years. I do not have the date of his marriage nor the maiden name of his wife. There were several children. He died, suddenly, in his own house in Knoxville Feb. 22, 1937, and was buried in Knoxville.

Carlock, Lemual Lacon Henderson: Born Feb. 18, 1845, in Polk County, Mo. Son of Asahel and Mary Douglas Carlock. When he was 12 his father died, and six months later his mother died. There were seven children, of whom he was the oldest; and the children were distributed among their relatives. Lemuel was placed in the home of his uncle, L. L. Carlock, in Dade County, Mo. At 16 he joined the Confederate Army in 1861 and was released as a prisoner of war in 1865. He found his way to the home of an uncle at Athens, Tenn. He taught school for some time. Admitted in 1868. In 1880 he was appointed presiding elder; four years later he was sent to Church Street, Knoxville. After two years he was elected to the presidency of Sullins College, Bristol, Va. He remained there four years and resigned so as to return to the pastorate. He was persuaded, however, to accept the presidency of Athens Female College. He remained there until 1898. The following four years he was pastor at Marion, Va. Then followed three years on Abingdon District and from there to Radford District. One year at Trinity and two years on Emory circuit completed forty-two years and he asked to be made supernumerary. He later went back to Sullins College as Business Manager. He was self-educated, but with diligent application became well informed and in some respects scholarly. Meticulous in dress and habits, but gentle in spirit, he came to a ripeness of Christian culture rarely attained. Crippled from a fall, as he was moving out of the College into his own home, he was unable to be much from home during his last years. He married Dec. 26, 1866, Miss Nancy Carolyn Cass. They had seven children. He died in his own home in Bristol, Tenn., April 29, 1931. Buried at Glade Spring, Va.

Carner, Gasper Albright: Born July 17, 1858, in Floyd County, Va. Son of William and Sarah Jane Carner. Educated in public schools. Admitted in 1894. Served 12 appointments in 18 years. Superannuated in 1912; made supernumerary in 1914; but was again superannuated in 1915 and was never again able to take work. Deeply religious and fervently evangelistic. Twice married: (1) Miss Annie Minnie Slusher. They had two children. (2) Mrs. Lettie C. Ratliff. They had four children. Died Jan. 9, 1928, at the hospital at Princeton, W. Va. Buried at Princeton.

Carnes, John Bell: Born Jan. 11, 1838, in Virginia. Family moved to Knoxville when he was three. He was a charter member of Broad Street Church and its first Sunday School Superintendent. Had meager educational advantages. Was for many years a devoted and useful local preacher before he entered the traveling connection. "He would toil all day in the railroad shops and at night he would go here and there holding cottage prayer meetings or visiting the sick or bereaved." Was twice married: In 1858 to Mary Ann Clemons and in 1864 to Miss Annie C. McKenzie, Maryville, Tenn. Eight children. Admitted in 1888 when 50 years old. Served without a break for 23 years. Died July 11, 1911, Knoxville, and was buried there.

Carnes, John Winton: Born Sept. 22, 1842, on Wallen's Creek, Lee County, Va. He entered Emory and Henry College at 17, was called to the Confederate Army and served as a private soldier to the close of the war. He returned to college, where he graduated in 1877. Admitted in 1876. Transferred to Denver Conference in 1878. Returned to Holston in 1882. He served thirteen charges in Holston. Was Principal of Decatur High School, 1888 to 1891. He also taught one year each in Peoples College, Martha Washington College and Holston Institute. A truly patriarchal figure; he was a picture of the past, living in the present. Married Feb. 28, 1882, Miss Anna Rose Lord, Brownsville, Tenn. Superannuated in 1910; he established his home on "Highland Heights" on Black Oak Ridge, in sight of the lights of Knoxville and overlooking Fountain City. Here with his wife and her sister, Miss Willie Ford, he lived those last years; and he died May 27, 1927. Buried at Fountain City.

Carr, Daniel Hoge: Born July 12, 1838, near White Gate, Giles County, Va. Son of John and Sarah Hoge Carr. He was brought up in Mercer County, W. Va. Meager education. Volunteered for army of the Confederacy in 1861 and served until the surrender. Licensed to preach at 28 years of age. Admitted in 1867. Served 15 charges in 38 years. He was a faithful, systematic pastor and was esteemed wherever he was called to serve. He served charges from Pikeville, Tenn., to Athens, W. Va. Truly a man of God; he was honored by Holston Conference. Married March 27, 1860, Miss Sallie Bane, Tazewell County, Va. They had five children. Superannuated in 1905, but served as a supply in 1907 and 1908. Died May 17, 1927, in Bluefield Sanitarium. Buried in Bluefield, W. Va.

Carroll, Charles Thomas: Born Feb. 27, 1842, in Cabell County, W. Va. Licensed to preach at 16. Enlisted in Confederate Army in 1861; and served as chaplain; was a prisoner of war at Johnson's Island for twenty-two months. With little formal education, he nevertheless became a man of learning and a preacher of distinction. Admitted in 1865, along with J. Tyler Frazier. Served as pastor of nearly all of larger stations; and as presiding elder of several districts. three years (1872, 1878 and 1899) he was unable to work because of illness. Superannuated in 1901. Married Dec. 18, 1867, Miss Elizabeth Esther Shields, daughter of Dr. Milton and Mrs. Priscilla Shields. They had seven children. Died July 14, 1918, at home of his daughter, Mrs. L. W. Holmes, Knoxville. Buried at Liberty Hill, near Morristown, Tenn.

Carter, Daniel: Born 1813. Licensed as a local preacher in 1850 and labored in that relation to the Southern Church until 1865, when he was admitted to Holston Conference (M.E.). He did six or seven years' work. Superannuated in 1874. He loved the church and aided it out of his means as he was able. He died Aug. 30, 1887. He was buried in Jefferson County, Tenn.

Carter, Daniel B.: Born Aug. 23, 1803. Son of Ezekiel and Martha Carter, Greene County, Tenn. Admitted in 1827. With very few breaks he did active work for nearly fifty years. In 1866 he withdrew from the Southern Church and entered the M. E. Conference. In 1868 he returned to the Southern Conference and traveled several years. He was twice married: (1) Miss Cynthia Burnett. They had two children. (2) Miss Mary W. Aston. They had two daughters. Died June 7, 1876, and was buried, as he had requested, by the side of his friend, John M. Crismond, at Liberty Hill, near Morristown, Tenn.

Carter, David Wendell: Born July 8, 1848, in Carter County, Tenn. He was a great-grandson of John Sevier. He graduated from King College, Bristol, Tenn. He was admitted into Holston Conference in 1871 and served eleven years in Holston. In 1882 he was appointed missionary to Mexico. In 1887 he was appointed to City of Mexico and made Treasurer of the entire Mission and, in 1889, was put in charge of publishing interests in Mexico. In 1900 he was appointed to the Mexican Border Conference where he served for six years. He was later in Mexico and Cuba. He was a delegate to the General Conference in 1890, 1894 and 1910. He married Miss Cordelia Stanley Keith, Athens, Tenn. They had six children. For sixty years he was a Methodist preacher. He died Sept. 3, 1937. He was buried at Georgetown, Texas.

Cartright, Lemuel Milburn: Born Aug. 11, 1849, in Sullivan County, Tenn. Educated in the public schools. He became a cabinet-maker before he was married and gave up a prosperous business to become a preacher. He was admitted to Holston Conference in 1881. He was active as pastor and presiding elder for forty-five years. He retired in 1926 and lived in his own home at Spring City, Tenn. He married Oct. 23, 1873, Miss Harriet Nancy Rhea. They had eight children. She died July 31, 1929. After sixteen years as a superannuate he died in his own home on June 14, 1942, when approaching his ninety-third birthday. He was buried at Spring City.

Cartright, Nathan Rhea: Born Aug. 28, 1875, near Bristol, Tenn. Son of Rev. and Mrs. L. M. Cartright. Educated at Pryor Institute, Hiwassee College and Emory and Henry College. Was principal of high school at Dayton and at Spring City, Tenn. He was licensed to preach April, 1900, by the district conference of which his father was president. Admitted in 1900. Served 12 charges in different sections from Chattanooga to Pocahontas, Va. He was a studious and forceful preacher and was keenly interested in civic affairs. Married March 29, 1899, Miss Grace Watkins, Spring City, Tenn. They had three children. He died Feb. 28, 1931, at Dayton, Tenn. Buried at Chattanooga.

Cash, James Ingo: Born Sept. 30, 1847, near Spring City, Tenn. Son of W. W. and Lucinda Thompson Cash. He was educated at Mar's Hill Academy and at Peoples College, Pikeville, Tenn. He was probably a student under Rev. Thomas K. Munsey. Admitted in 1873, and was in active service for thirty-nine years. He served eighteen pastoral charges, was supernumerary one year and Editor of Holston Methodist two years. He was a careful student and a thoughtful and impressive preacher and writer. He published a book entitled Biography and Sermons. He married Miss Sarah Llewelyn Gentry of North Carolina. They had one son. He was supernumerary in 1911, but served Spring City charge the next year. He was superannuated in 1918. After his retirement he was Editor of the Spring City News for several years. When he was 81 he was elected Mayor of Spring City and served two terms. He died Feb. 11, 1938, in Spring City at 90 years of age. He was buried at Spring City.

Cass, Thomas A.: Born Jan. 13, 1836, in McMinn County, Tenn. Common school education. Joined the church in youth. Licensed to preach in M. E. Church, South. Admitted to Holston Conference (M.E.) in 1866, and was ordained a local deacon. He was in active service until 1897, when he was superannuated. He married April 18, 1854, Miss Susan Adeline Blackburn. They had seven children. After superannuation he engaged in mercantile business, but one year before his death gave up his business and went to the home of his daughter, Mrs. Elbert Black, where on Oct. 16, 1909, he died. He was buried a short distance from the place of his birth in McMinn County, Tenn.

Cassidy, Eugene Hubert: Born June 12, 1868, Morristown, Tenn. He was the son of J. A. and Matilda Jackson Cassidy. He was educated in the public schools at Morristown, where he spent his boyhood. He was licensed to preach at seventeen and was admitted to Holston Conference in 1885, before the middle of his eighteenth year. His first charge, Sneedville, had eleven preaching places. After serving six circuits, he served four districts in succession and later served a fifth district. He later served five stations and was for two years Commissioner of Education for Conference Colleges and was agent for the Centenary Movement for two years. He was for many years regarded as one of the most effective circuit and district preachers and administrators in the Connection. He worked incessantly at the task assigned to him until it was done. He married June 16, 1897, Miss Mima Kate Phillips, daughter of Dr. N. F. and Mrs. Leanah Cobb Phillips, St. Clair, Tenn. They had seven children. He labored without a break for fifty-five years and was serving Dayton Station when the end came. He died suddenly on the street at Chattanooga on April 4, 1940. He was buried at Chattanooga.

Catlett, Thomas K.: Born 1798, Albemarle County, Va. Early education very limited. After conversion at 21, he entered school and continued his studies until he was 27. Admitted in 1825. "Preaching was the great business of his life." He was an itinerant for forty-two years. Dr. E. E. Wiley says: "No man ever preached in the Holston country who could present a greater variety of subjects in a plainer style and producing a more lasting impression that T. K. Catlett." The poor orphan was the object of his prayers and labors for years. During the last year of his life he placed two hundred orphans at school. He often spoke of "St. John's Orphan Asylum"; and he was appointed by Bishop McTyeire to "St. John's Orphan Asylum" in 1866. That institution existed only in the mind of the good old man who had been an orphan boy. Married, but wife died while their children were small, and children were scattered among strangers. He had an appointment to preach at Sulphur Springs, Smythe County, Va., on Feb. 25, 1867. On account of inclement weather he could not attend church. He was in usual health and cheerful mood. While seated at the dinner table in the home of his friend, B. F. Aker, without a word or a struggle his spirit fled to its eternal home. He was a member of the General Conference in 1832, 1836, 1840, 1845 (Louisville Convention) and 1854.

Catron, Stephen Sheffey: Born May 15, 1850, at Ivanhoe, Va. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Catron. Educated in public schools. After his conversion as a boy he began to talk about being a preacher. His father opposed this and the son ran away from home and found work in a logging camp. He taught school for several years. Admitted in 1883. He served as pastor and presiding elder for thirty-six years. He was a unique character and a strong preacher. Married Dec. 28, 1872, Miss Cynthia Brown of Wythe County, Va. They had five children. Superannuated 1919. Died April 13, 1927, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Margaret Lewis, Middlesboro, Ky. Buried at Chattanooga.

Chambers, James R.: Born Aug. 6, 1850, near Surgoinsville, Tenn. Son of William and Elizabeth Chambers. Educated at Chilhowie, Va. Taught for several years. Married Oct. 15, 1875, Miss Sue V. Greaver. Thirteen children. Admitted 1887. Did ten years of efficient and faithful work. Died Nov. 7, 1896, at Blountville, Tenn. Buried at Blountville.

Chase, Thomas G.: Born Oct. 22, 1850, in Gordon County, Ga. Admitted to the Georgia Conference (M.E.) in 1875. He transferred to Holston Conference in 1892. He served four charges in fourteen years. Early in his fifth year at Kingston, 1904, he had a stroke of paralysis, leaving him helpless for three years. He was married twice: (1) Mrs. Obsorne. They had four children. (2) Miss Sophia Harris, March 21, 1881. He died Feb. 10, 1908. He was buried at Cleveland, Tenn.

Clark, Elbert Benson: Born Oct. 10, 1830, in Hawkins County, Tenn. Son of Lewis and Elizabeth Clark. "Notwithstanding the poor educational advantages he had in early life, he made a great preacher." Admitted in 1870, he spent nineteen years as an itinerant preacher. He was a fervent and successful evangelist. Both in preaching and in public prayer he had the gift of moving the hearts of people. He was twice married: (1) Miss Sarah Peavler. They had four children. (2) Miss Sallie Morrison. They had thirteen children. In 1887 he was superannuated. He died April 3, 1891, at his home, five miles south of Athens, Tenn., and was buried at Wesleyana, McMinn County, Tenn.

Clark, Robert: Continuing on trial. He was at Knoxville Station, Tennessee River District (colored). He died Aug. 9, 1873.

Clemens, Henry Columbus: Born Nov. 12, 1854, near Maryville, Tenn. Son of Joseph and Jane Clavin Clemens. Educated in public schools; attended Maryville College. He taught at Porter Academy. Admitted in 1883. He served 18 charges in 29 years. He was successful in revival work. He was twice married: (1) Miss Minerva Tennessee French, Feb., 1881. She died Nov., 1881. (2) Miss Louisa Perrin Cardwell, 1884. They had children. Superannuated 1912. Died Nov. 15, 1928, in Knoxville. Buried at Logan's Chapel, Blount County, Tenn.

Clendenen, George W.: Born March 5, 1852, in Jefferson County, Tenn. His education was limited for want of school facilities in his youth. Admitted in 1889. He was in charge of some of the best circuits in Holston (M.E.) Conference. While serving Jonesboro circuit he had a long and severe illness with typhoid fever from which he never fully recovered. He was superannuated in 1905, "poised between life and death." He died May 26, 1908. He was buried in Blount County, Tenn.

Clendennen, Milton Lee: Born Dec. 28, 1833. Son of John and Mary Clendennen of Mercer County, Va. He made good use of meager educational opportunities. He was a Confederate soldier, and was captured at Cedar Creek and taken to Point Lookout prison. Licensed to preach in Sequatchie Valley in 1866. Admitted in 1867. He served some of the best charges in the conference. Married April 15, 1870, Miss Josephine Adams, the youngest daughter of Rev. David Adams. Became supernumerary in 1897. Superannuated in 1902. Died June 30, 1915, at Wallace, Va. Buried at Bristol.

Cloud, Caleb W.: In Holston one year, 1807.

Cobleigh, Nelson E.: Born Nov. 28, 1814, in Littleton, N. H., the youngest of a family of eleven children. He entered Wesleyan University in 1839 and worked his way through college, graduating with the highest honors of his class in 1843. Admitted to New England Conference in 1844, he spent nine years in assiduous and successful work in the pastorate. He "resigned the ministry" in consequence of his wife's failing health and accepted a professorship, in McKendree College, Illinois. Later he was elected President. In 1863 he was elected Editor of Zion's Herald. In 1867 his health failed and he resigned as editor and came South. He was elected President of Wesleyan University at Athens, Tenn. In 1872 he was elected Editor of the Methodist Advocate, Atlanta, Ga. "As a preacher he was earnest and logical, pathetic and powerful; as a writer, pure and simple, versatile and graceful." He was a member of the General conferences of 1864, 1868 and 1872. He died Feb. 1, 1874, at his residence in Atlanta, Ga.; and was buried in Atlanta.

Coldwell, Joseph Fred: Born Feb. 29, 1884, in Hawkins County, Tenn. He was the son of Samuel S. and Lucinda Dodson Coldwell. He served for a time as supply pastor, after which he studied at Tennessee Wesleyan College. He was admitted in 1921. He served altogether ten circuits. He was a builder and remaker of churches. He married Aug. 7, 1904, Miss Gertrude Owen. They had two children. His health failed while he was serving Rutledge charge, and he retired in 1940. He died in his new home in Hamblen County, Nov. 1, 1941. He was buried at Witts, Tenn.

Coleman, George W.: Born Oct. 4, 1835, in Pennsylvania. He joined the South Illinois Conference in 1853. He came South at the close of the war and was transferred to Holston Conference in 1866. He served, first and last, seventeen charges; was Temperance Agent two years. He was supernumerary two years (1874 and 1876), located in 1880 and was readmitted in 1883. He transferred to South Kansas Conference in 1886; and transferred back to Holston in 1889. At ninety-two years of age he published Life and Addresses of G. W. Coleman in book form. He exerted a wide influence as a preacher and as a writer. He married April 23, 1863, Miss Sarah Elizabeth Runyon, daughter of Elias and Martha Crockett Runyon, Champaign County, Ohio. They had five children. She died July 2, 1927, aged eighty-seven years. He superannuated in 1901. He died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Faucett, at Martin's Ferry, Ohio, on Oct. 6, 1930; he had passed his ninety-sixth birthday twelve days before his death. Seventy-seven years had passed since his admission to the itinerant ministry. He was buried at Cleveland, Tenn.

Cones, Francis M.: Born Nov. 17, 1838, in Hancock County, Ind. Admitted to Holston Conference 1875. After serving three years in Holston he served as a supply in Kentucky and Indiana and was agent for Murphy College and for Advocate Journal. He was later Chaplain for Indiana State Soldier's Home and Field Agent for Wesleyan Academy. He died Sept. 26, 1917. He was buried at Thornton, Ind.

Conn, Richard: In Holston one year, 1811.

Conner, Giles A.: Born about 1842, in Montgomery County, Va. Son of Costly Conner. Admitted into Virginia Conference about 1870. Came into Holston Conference in 1906. He was in active work in Holston for four years. He superannuated in 1910. He died in 1918 at his old home in Montgomery County, Va., and was buried at Oty, Va.

Conner, Thomas H.: Born April 9, 1864, at Rutledge, Tenn. He was admitted to Holton Conference in 1902, and served fourteen charges in twenty-seven years. "He was one of Holston's best circuit men." He married Miss Ella Elmore in 1891. They had four children. He superannuated in 1929; and died March 12, 1930. He was buried at New Gray Cemetery, Knoxville.

Cook, Richard Joseph: Born Jan. 31, 1853. He came South at an early age and was a timekeeper for a railroad construction company for a time. He graduated from East Tennessee Wesleyan University. He afterwards studied in the University of Berlin, Germany. He was admitted to the Central Tennessee Conference in 1873. His pastorates in Holston were Cleveland and First Church, Knoxville. He taught in both Athens and Chattanooga Universities; was Editor of the Methodist Advocate Journal. He was elected Bishop in 1912. He was twice married: (1) Eliza Gettys Fisher, April 20, 1881. They had four children. She died in 1904. (2) Miss Ella B. Fisher, in 1908, a sister of his first wife. A break in his health caused his retirement in 1920. But his influence was felt throughout Methodism through all the years of his retirement and even far beyond the reach of the years of his life. He died Dec. 25, 1931, and was buried at Athens.

Cooper, W. W.: Born Oct. 18, 1843, in Lewis Center, Ohio. He graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1872. In 1886 he was called to the Chair of Physics and Chemistry in the University of Chattanooga. In 1890 he was transferred from the Tennessee Conference to Holston Conference. He served as a teacher until his death, fourteen years as dean. "The ideals of living and dying for which he strove were those taught by the Great Teacher." He died in Chattanooga Feb. 23, 1923.

Cox, Charles Lee: Born April 15, 1892, at Foster Falls, Va. Son of James A. and Katherine Baker Cox. He was teaching a Sunday School class before reaching his teens. He also gathered a group of illiterate people together and taught them to read. He was called on to conduct a funeral, in the absence of the pastor, when he was twelve years old. He graduated from Hiwassee College. Admitted in 1921 and served eight charges. He was ill for several years and was confined to the hospital for many months. He died Dec. 8, 1937, and was buried at Knoxville.

Cox, George B.: Born Dec. 20, 1848. Had meager educational attainments. This hindered him from entering the ministry to which he felt he was called after his conversion in boyhood. He began ministerial work in 1874. Admitted in 1884, he gave himself in fervent devotion to singing, praying and preaching, and was notably successful. He married May, 1899, Miss Alice Archer. They had six children. He died Nov. 27, 1905. He was buried in Washington County, Tenn.

Cox, Ivan Iee: Born April 22, 1878, in Wise County, Va. He became a Christian in childhood. He was admitted to Holston Conference in 1912 and served twelve appointments in twenty-three years. He married Nov. 13, 1903, Miss Nora Almeda Elliott. They had seven children. He retired in 1935 and lived at Rock Springs, near Kingsport. Here he died March 5, 1940, and was buried at Rock Springs.

Cox, J. O.: Born March 7, 1872, near Dandridge, Tenn. He was admitted in 1906. He served a number of circuits in East Tennessee. He was a successful revivalist. He was given supernumerary relation in 1930. He was married Sept. 28, 1899, to Miss Mahalie Mort. They had eight children. He superannuated in 1931. He died suddenly Feb. 1, 1935, as he stood waiting for a street car in front of East Main Avenue Church, Knoxville. He was buried at Strawberry Plains, Tenn.

Craig, John: Admitted 1807. In Holston 1821. Died 1840.

Crane, John: Born 1787, at Eaton's Station, two miles from Nashville. Son of Lewis Crane. He was converted and began to exhort at twelve. Admitted in 1806. He served two circuits in Holston in one year: Holston and French Broad. Afterward labored in Ohio, Missouri, Louisiana and Kentucky. Died Feb. 14, 1812.

Crawford, James Y.: Born Jan. 26, 1799, in South Carolina. A man of both mental and physical attractions; he was six feet four inches in height. Married Aug. 30, 1827, Miss Mary White, daughter of Rev. George White, local preacher, Rogersville, Tenn. Professed sanctification in same year. Located 1836, because of ill health. Readmitted 1848. Died May 21, 1850. Buried at Rogersville.

Crawford, Josiah: In Holston one year, 1810.

Crawford, William M.: Born Dec. 12, 1842, Giles County, Va. Admitted 1873. Active seven years. Married March 27, 1866, Miss Catherine A. Sharretts, Wythe County, Va. Died of pulmonary disease March 2, 1880, Watauga County, N. C. Buried at Boone, N. C.

Creswell, Adam Fagala: Born Feb. 3, 1848, in Sevier County, Tenn. Son of Rufus and Amber Creswell. He graduated from East Tennessee Wesleyan University in 1875. Admitted in 1875. He served appointments in East Tennessee and North Carolina. He was in North Carolina when the Blue Ridge Conference was organized. He later transferred back into Holston Conference. After three years his health failed and he took supernumerary relation in 1884. He married May 6, 1879, Miss Ella Sumner, near Asheville, N. C. They had eight children. One son, Rev. George J. Creswell, is a member of Holston Conference. After he took a supernumerary relation he taught in public schools and tilled his small farm, and often overtaxed his strength. He was a great sufferer during his last year. He died June 10, 1897. He was buried in Jefferson County, Tenn.

Crismond, John M.: Born and reared in Baltimore, Md., where he was picked up and placed in Sunday school. He learned the tailor's trade, which he plied until 1837. Admitted in 1837, he did effective work for 37 years, including one year as presiding elder of the Wytheville District. Married Miss Elizabeth Shannon. They had nine children. His wife and children remained on her farm in Burke's Garden, Va. He was an austere man, but faithful and diligent. Died April 27, 1875, at Morristown, Tenn., and was buried at Liberty Hill, near Morristown.

Crist, Benjamin: Admitted to Wisconsin Conference 1853. Located 1864. Readmitted to Georgia Conference 1864. Transferred to Holston Conference 1873. Superannuated 1886. Died 1916. Buried at Millersville, Pa.

Crockett, William C.: Born April 16, 1852, in Crockett's Cove, Wythe County, Va. Was a student at Emory and Henry College. Converted at 30 years of age. Licensed to preach in 1887. Admitted in 1892. Was in active work for 25 years. Married Dec. 14, 1875, to Miss William Crump of Crump's Bottoms, W. Va. They had seven children. Died on Eggleston charge, Jan. 4, 1920, and was buried in Crockett's Cove, Va.

Crouch, Larkin W.: Born near Jonesboro, Tenn. Admitted 1846. Educated at Washington College. Licensed to preach at Stone Dam Camp Ground. Married Miss Varnell. After superannuation he made his home at Calhoun, Tenn. Died in 1887. Buried in Calhoun. "One of the meekest and purest men among us."

Crowder, L. D.: Born Feb. 10, 1844. He seems to have had little or no school training, but he was deeply interested in securing opportunities for others. He was largely responsible for the establishment of Bennett Academy in Mississippi. He was a private in the Confederate Army. He joined the Methodist Episcopal Church. He was admitted to the Mississippi Conference in 1870. Here for more than a score of years he rendered faithful service. In 1895 he transferred to Holston Conference; after four years his health failed and he moved his family to Mississippi. His health appeared to improve and he was appointed to Graysville. He died Jan. 15, 1900. He was buried at Spring Creek, Miss.

Crowe, John Moore: Born Nov. 11, 1857, near Yelvington, Ky. Son of Rev. Enoch M. and Fannie E. Crowe, the oldest of thirteen children. Educated at Warren Military College and Vanderbilt University. Admitted into Louisville Conference in 1875. Served various charges in Kentucky, Indiana, Colorado and Missouri. In 1895 he transferred to the Western Virginia Conference; and in 1904 transferred to Holston Conference. He had located, while in the West, and engaged in evangelistic work. After serving several stations in Holston he did evangelistic work for a time. Married twice: (1) Dec. 24, 1879, Miss Mollie Howard. They had five children. (2) Jan. 1, 1935, Miss Anne Irene Rudy. He superannuated in 1928. He died April 25, 1937, and was buried at Austinville, Va.

Crumley, Fleming D.: Born 1829, near Rockhold Camp Ground, Sullivan County, Tenn. Admitted in 1860. In 1865 he withdrew from Southern Conference and united with the M. E. Conference, but after a short time retraced his steps. Married Miss Mary Snodgrass of Blountville, Tenn. Superannuated in 1891. He labored on average circuits with good success. Died Sept. 4, 1897, at Fall Branch, Tenn., where he was buried.

Crumley, H. J.: Born in 1822. Admitted in 1869. Died in 1894; and was buried in Washington County, Va. No memoir was furnished. He was the father of Rev. Thomas J. Crumley.

Crumley, Thomas J.: Born Oct. 5, 1858, in Carter County, Tenn. Son of Harmon J. and Mary Ann Crumley. He was admitted to the Virginia Conference in 1885. "He served with a fine measure of success and unquestioned loyalty ten charges during his ministry." "He served with equal zeal the small as well as the large charge." "He was the premier church builder of the Conference, having seen, during his ministry, thirty-two churches built or well begun under his direct charge." Failing health compelled him to rest for several years. He came back into the pastorate after 1906 when the Virginia territory was united with Holston. During the life of his parents he made his home with them. He died Nov. 20, 1927, at the home of his niece, Mrs. J. W. Myers at Bristol, Tenn. He was buried at Riverview.

Cumming, David B.: Born June 3, 1796, at Mooresburg, Pa. His Presbyterian parents moved to Blount County, Tenn., and educated their sons at Maryville College. Although they desired that their sons should be Presbyterian preachers, seven of them became Methodist preachers: James, David, William, Andrew, Paxton, Harvey and John. David was admitted in 1821. He served circuits in Virginia, Tennessee and North Carolina. In 1834 was appointed missionary to the Cherokees, and was presiding elder to Newtown District (Chattanooga). In 1838 transferred to Arkansas Conference and, later, to Indian Mission Conference. Superannuated in that Conference in 1872. Married Dec., 1825, to Miss Caroline Lowry, Buncombe County, N. C. Delegate to General Conference in 1844 and 1854.

Cumming, Harvey B.: Admitted 1829. Traveled four or five years. Superannuated 1834. Died 1835. One of six brothers who were Methodist preachers, James being the oldest brother.

Cumming, James: Born Oct. 26, 1787. Admitted to Tennessee Conference in 1820. Served important charges in various parts of Holston Conference. Presiding elder Knoxville District 1829-30-31-32 and again in 1839; Washington District 1839. Superannuate 1836 and 1837; and excepting four years remained a superannuate to the end of his life. In the heat of the war between the states he was excluded from the Southern Conference because he refused loyalty to the Confederate Government. He became a charter member of Holston Conference of the M. E. Church, when it was organized at Athens in 1865. Having been a superannuate for more than twenty-five years, he sustained the same relation in the M. E. Church. His education was limited but he was a diligent student, acquired great skill in writing and speaking. He was accounted among the strong preachers of the Conference. He was a delegate to the General Conference in 1828, 1832 and 1836. He spent his last days on his little farm on Walden's Creek, in Sevier County, about seven miles southwest of Sevierville. Here he had settled his family in early life, and had put out a fine orchard. His wife had died several years before his death; and a widowed daughter gave him tender care in his old age. In this home he died June 20, 1869. He was buried on the site of old Shiloh Church, under where the pulpit had stood.

Cumming, William: Admitted 1822. Served many of the best appointments in Tennessee and Holston Conference. Located in 1834.

Cunningham, John R.: Born 1844, in Sullivan County, Tenn. Son of Rev. O. F. Cunningham. Admitted 1875. Forced by ill health to give up circuit work in 1887, he taught school for a year and then became a commercial traveler for ten years. Married and had two daughters and a son. Died Jan. 15, 1899. Buried at Wheeler's Chapel in Sullivan County, Tenn.

Cunningham, Oscar F.: Born May 1, 1813, Grayson County, Va. Admitted 1834. Located 1839; readmitted 1840. Presiding elder 1843-1847. Superannuated 1847. Died June 15, 1848. Buried at Wheeler's Chapel, Sullivan County, Tenn.

Cunnyngham, Jessee: Born Oct. 25, 1789, on French Broad River, ten miles above Knoxville, Jefferson County, Tenn. Son of William Cunnyngham. One of the earliest, if not the first, of native born sons to enter the Methodist ministry in Holston. Admitted 1811. Located in 1826. Readmitted and placed on superannuate roll in 1849. Married Miss Mary Etter, Dec. 6, 1819. Rev. W. G. E. Cunnyngham was their son. His first work was Holston circuit, 1811. In 1816 he was appointed presiding elder of Holston District which he served four years. Appointed presiding elder of French Broad District which he served one year. Died in 1857. Buried at Athens, Tenn. Delegate to general Conference 1820.

Cunnyngham, William G. E.: Born Dec. 3, 1820, in Knox County, Tenn. Son of Jessee and Mary Etter Cunnyngham. The best of his mental training came from his father and from reading the good books which he found in his own home. Equally diligent on the farm and in the school room he laid the foundation for usefulness. He learned to love good books and to write a hand as perfect as copper plate. Admitted in 1843. From the beginning his ministry was successful; Estilville, Chattanooga, Athens, Knoxville, Tazewell and Abingdon were served in his early years. Married in 1852, Miss Bettie Litchfield, Abingdon, Va., and on May 12, 1852, sailed for China. His wife's health failing, he was forced to return to the United States in 1861. In 1875 he was elected to succeed Dr. A. G. Haygood as Sunday School Editor, in which capacity he served until 1894. The rest of his life was spent in doing literary work. Died March 31, 1900. Buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Tenn.

Daily, William C.: Born Oct. 16, 1818, in Greene County, Tenn. Had meager educational advantages, but improved his mind by diligent study. He joined the M. E. Church at 15, but was converted 8 year later. He was licensed to exhort in 1842 and, a year later, was licensed to preach. He was admitted to Holston Conference in 1843, one year before the Division of the Church. Bishop James O. Andrew ordained him deacon in 1845 and elder in 1847. He continued in the Southern Conference until 1862, when he located. He joined the Kentucky Conference of the M. E. Church and was transferred to Holston at its organization in 1865. He, together with P. H. Reed, organized, at Mar's Hill, Bradley County, Tenn., on the first Sunday in March, 1864, the first society of the M. E. Church within the bounds of what became the Holston Conference. He served important charges in both the Holston Conferences, South and North. He was for twenty-five years a presiding elder. He was probably as widely and well known as any minister who has lived and died in East Tennessee. He married Nov. 6, 1846, Miss Julia Godby. They had five children. He superannuated in 1893. He died June 27, 1897, at his home in Knoxville and was buried in South Knoxville.

Dame, John Drury: Born Sept. 25, 1855, in Botetourt County, Va. Son of Thomas C. and Martha H. Dane. Educated in public schools and U. S. Grant University. Admitted in 1890. Served 16 charges from Ooltewah to New River in 26 years. Married Oct. 31, 1876, Miss Sue Woodson of Monroe County, W. Va. Superannuated, following a stroke of paralysis, in 1926. Died Feb. 16, 1933, in Princeton, W. Va. Buried in Bland County, Va.

Darr, Josephus Anderson: Born July 16, 1847, in Giles County, Va. Educated in public schools; and had four years at West Virginia State Normal, Athens, W. Va. Taught school in Virginia and West Virginia, and later in Tennessee. Published the Valley Herald at Jasper, Tenn. Licensed as local preacher at Wabash Camp Ground in 1866. Served as supply. Admitted in 1887. Served five charges in and near Chattanooga. Superannuated 1895 to 1905; after one year effective superannuated 1906. Seventeen years superannuate because of illness. A man of sunny spirit and a delightful companion. Married Nov. 7, 1878, Miss Rebecca Jane Rogers, Rising Fawn, Ga. They had eight children. Leslie J. Darr, a son, is U. S. District Judge. Died July 6, 1913, at Jasper, Tenn. Buried in Pine Grove Cemetery.

Daughtry, Josiah: Admitted in 1815. All his labors were done in Holston. Traveled important circuits. Was presiding elder eight years. Was local between 1818 and 1823. Superannuated in 1844 and located in 1848.

Davis, Jacob Ulrich: Born March 4, 1876, in Thorn Grove, Knox County, Tenn. Son of Benjamin Davis. The next Sabbath after he was baptized he began preaching. He supplied Elm Grove circuit while a local preacher. Admitted in 1899; he saw less than one year of itinerant life. He died of typhoid fever Feb. 11, 1900, at South Pittsburg, Tenn. He was buried at Thorn Grove, Tenn.

Davis, James A.: Born April 12, 1825, at Pleasant Hill, Smythe County, Va. Son of Major Joseph W. Davis. Graduated at Emory and Henry in 1845. Many years a teacher at Emory and Henry. Admitted 1857. Was never appointed to a pastoral charge but served as a teacher as long as he was on the effective list. He was married and had two children. Died at Emory, Va., June 30, 1898. Buried at Emory.

Davis, Joseph B.: Born Dec. 11, 1833, in Smythe County, Va. Son of Joseph W. and Lucy Davis. Educated at Emory and Henry. Licensed to preach in 1869. Admitted 1874. His fields of labor were hard, but he labored uncomplainingly. Married Miss Godsey of Scott County, Va. "His neighbors all loved him and testified of the good life he lived." Died of hemorrhage of the lungs, July 6, 1907. Buried at Emory, Va.

Dawn, William H.: Born Nov. 9, 1842, at Lynchburg, Va. Converted at Church Street in 1871. Admitted 1872. Served six charges. Superannuated 1880 because of ill health. Engaged in contracting and building and was successful in business, but suffered reverses in 1892. He did much preaching in Knoxville after superannuation and was a liberal giver. Married Miss Rachael Looney, Rogersville, Tenn. They had seven children. Died July 25, 1902, at Knoxville and was buried there.

Dean, Henry Lee: Born Sept. 22, 1886, in Wythe County, Va. Son of Stephen F. and Lucy Fisher Dean. Both of his grandfathers were local preachers: Rev. Madison Dean and Rev. James Fisher. Three brothers are members of the Holston Conference: Rev. E. W. Dean, Rev. Walter M. Dean and Rev. John K. Dean. He was educated at Emory and Henry College. Admitted in 1915. He served five charges and left an indelible impression for good in all places which he served. He married Dec. 13, 1908, Miss Dollie Branscomb, Ivanhoe, Va. They had nine children. He died Jan. 6, 1935, while serving Rock-Spanishburg charge; and was buried at Bluefield, W. Va.

Delashmit, Leonidas C.: Born at Embreeville, Washington County, Tenn., Nov. 13, 1834. Six years before his death he wrote: "In the providence and by the grace of God, it was my good fortune to be the child of a mother who was, in her daily Christian life, blameless. While I was yet an infant my parents gave me to God in baptism." He was for two years a student in Hiwassee College; was licensed to preach in 1855, and was admitted in 1856. For twenty-five years he was in regular work serving twenty charges where "hundreds of souls were saved and added to the church." He married Sarah Jane Mackey, McDowell County, N. C., April 27, 1863. They had six children. His wife died at St. Clair, Tenn., March 1, 1880. He was superannuated in 1882. In 1903 he removed to Portland, Oregon, where he spent his declining years in great peace, attended by his daughters, Mrs. Katie Brandon and Mrs. Louise Severance. He died at Portland, Oregon, Feb. 6, 1921, and his ashes rest at Portland.

Dever, John: Admitted 1817. In Holston one year as pastor, 1818, and two years as presiding elder, 1821 and 1822. Located in 1823 and settled near mouth of Little River near Knoxville.

Dew, John: In Holston one year, 1816.

Dickey, James W.: Born March 24, 1829, McMinn County, Tenn. Son of David H. and Letitia Witten Dickey. His mother was a sister of Rev. James Witten. Admitted in 1852. Graduated Hiwassee College. Married 1857, Susan Emmeline Waterson. After her death he married Miss Mary Shannon, who survived him and married B. W. S. Bishop. J. W. Dickey died April 11, 1876, after twenty-four useful years in the itinerancy. Buried at Cedar Branch, Washington County, Va.

Dickey, John P.: Born Jan. 24, 1844, near Sweetwater, Tenn. Son of David H. Dickey and brother of Rev. James W. Dickey. Graduated from Emory and Henry. Admitted in 1871. Served in Holston for many years. Married Miss Adelia Bates Nov. 20, 1873. Superannuated 1906 and went to Los Angeles, Calif. Died Feb. 26, 1912, in Los Angeles and was buried there.

Dixon, James: Admitted 1811. Traveled in Ohio, Kentucky and Illinois till 1814, when he was appointed to Knoxville. In 1815 was sent to the Natchez country in Mississippi. Again in Knoxville 1819-20. The latter year, Knoxville and Greeneville were together as a station. Had protracted controversy with Dr. Isaac Anderson on the doctrine and polity of Methodist Church of which Dr. McAnnally says: "His friends had no cause to regret the controversy or the results which followed it." Died in 1848.

Doane, William P.: Born Jan. 2, 1833, in Jefferson County, Tenn. Son of Jessee and Sarah Doane, Quakers. Admitted 1850. Educated at Holston College at Strawberry Plains, Tenn. Married May 24, 1864, Miss J. A. Keller. There were ten children, five sons and five daughters. He served a large number of charges until 1903, when he superannuated. Died in 1905. Buried at Friend's Station, Jefferson County, Tenn.

Doderidge, Phillip: In Holston one year, 1788.

Douthit, Samuel: Born Sept. 20, 1777, on Yadkin River, in Davie County, N. C. Admitted 1797. In Holston 1801-2 and 1802-3. Married Mary Ann Tomotley. Located and settled in Blount County, Tenn. Died in Monroe County, Tenn., Dec. 16, 1852.

Douthit, William: In Holston one year, 1812.

Draper, George B.: Born May 26, 1865, at Kingsport, Tenn. Son of Rev. Jonathan and Elizabeth Talbert Draper. He went as a young man to Texas; and was licensed to preach in Texas. Admitted to Holston Conference in 1889. He served some of the hardest circuits and is said to have had an average of 100 conversions per year for twenty-two years. Married in 1873, Miss Laura Ann Quillen, Gate City, Va. They had eleven children. He died in a hospital at Morristown, Oct. 9, 1911, while Conference was in session. He was buried at Emory, Va.

Dugan, William: In Holston 1797.

Duggan, W. H. H.: Born July 3, 1815, in Sevier County, Tenn. He professed religion and joined the M. E. Church at Pine Grove, Blount County, on Oct. 9, 1841. Admitted (South) 1845. He labored faithfully and well until 1862, when he located. In 1865 he was readmitted (M.E.). He was a large and corpulent man, with strong voice and rapid utterance; and was a successful revivalist. He married Nov., 1837, Miss Matilda Jane Brown. He was superannuated in 1867. He died Aug. 11, 1872, and was buried at Wilson's Station, McMinn County, Tenn.

Duncan, Harry Buttorf: Born 1899, at Tupelo, Miss. Educated at Vanderbilt University and spent two years traveling in Europe and studying at the Universities of Edinburgh and Oxford. Admitted 1923 and was appointed assistant pastor at Centenary, Chattanooga. This was followed by two years at Cleveland. Died 1925 at Cleveland. Buried at Nashville, Tenn.

Dunn, Joseph: In Holston one year, 1796-97.

Durham, James Moore: Born Nov. 1, 1842, in Knox County, Tenn. He was licensed to preach before he was twenty. Admitted to Holston Conference in 1867 and served continuously, except one year, until 1904. "His work was largely on the country circuits." "He claimed the experience of perfect love some years before his death." He married, in 1870, Miss Mary Truan. They had eleven children. He was superannuated in 1904. The years of his retirement were spent near Elm Grove. He died in Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Knoxville, July 19, 1914. He was buried in Knoxville.

Duvall, John A.: Born Jan. 12, 1860, at Asheville, N. C. Converted on his seventeenth birthday. Admitted 1886. Served fourteen charges. He was superannuate 1900, and 1906-12. He was effective 1912-15. "Measured by the New Testament rule of faithfulness, he was an extraordinary man." No cause that was ever put in his hand suffered from neglect. Married Sept. 2, 1891, to Miss Alice Alexander. They had three children. Died Dec. 7, 1915. Buried at Emory, Va.

Dyer, William M.: Born June 7, 1857, in Wythe County, Va. Son of Nathan and Mary Dyer. Graduated from Emory and Henry in 1884. Admitted in 1885. In pastorate 13 years, during which he served Lead Mines and Floyd circuits, Pulaski, Radford, Tazewell, Broad Street and Abingdon stations. He was elected President of Martha Washington College in 1895. He was in that office until his death. He succeeded in this work as he had done in the pastorate. A man of marked ability as a preacher and as an administrator he accomplished a full meed of work before his premature demise. Married Oct. 1, 1889, Miss Willie Fiege, Floyd, Va. They had three sons, one of whom, Harrill S., is a Chaplain in the United States Navy. Died May 25, 1905, at Martha Washington College. Buried at Emory, Va.

Easterly, Isaac: Admitted 1823. In Holston 1823 to 1828 when he located.

Edge, Benjamin: Admitted 1804. In Holston two years, 1817, 1819. Died 1836, Norfolk, Va.

Edge, Obadiah: In Holston one year, 1807.

Ekin, George: Born May 22, 1782, near Newtown-Stuart, Tyrone County, Ireland. Son of George and Margaret Ford Ekin. Married Miss Mary Steele. One son, Rev. George Ekin. Rev. George Ekin Naff was a grandson. Rev. John E. Naff a great-grandson. Rev. George E. Naff is a great-great-grandson. George Ekin and his wife landed at Baltimore May 1, 1910. Admitted in 1911. First charge was French Broad circuit embracing Roane, Blount, Sevier, Jefferson, Cocke, Knox, Anderson and Campbell Counties. His entire ministerial life was spent in Holston. He was preeminently an evangelist; this continued to the end of his days. The flavor of his Irish wit and Methodist fervor became a tradition in every part of Holston. Without brilliant intellectual gifts he possessed moral power of the highest order. Delegate to General Conference in 1820 and in 1832. Died Aug. 2, 1856, Abingdon, Va. His body was afterwards removed to Uriel Church near Jonesboro, Tenn.

Elgin, William B.: Admitted 1808. In Holston two years, 1809, 1811. Located in 1814. Went with Methodist Protestant Church.

Ellington, William: Admitted 1804. In Holston one year, 1804.

Elliott, William Vance: Born Dec. 15, 1841. He was a soldier in the Confederate Army. He was a local preacher for several years. Admitted into Virginia Conference in 1881. He served, in Southwest Virginia, for twenty-eight years. He was transferred to Holston Conference in 1906. He was twice married: (1) Susan McConnell. They had four children. (2) Phoebe Stewart, Smythe County, Va. He superannuated in 1909. He became very frail in his last years. He died April 10, 1922. He was buried at Mt. Pleasant, Va.

Ellis, Rueben: In Holston, as presiding elder, one year, 1786. Born in North Carolina. Admitted in 1777. Served in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee. Preaching weighty, powerful, simple, useful. Died in 1796.

Ellis, Wiley McTyeire: Born May 3, 1869, at Church Hill, Hawkins County, Tenn. He was the son of William Thomas and Eliza Kincaid Ellis. Educated in the local schools and at U. S. Grant University at Athens, Tenn. Under the great revival led by Rev. D. V. York he re-dedicated his life to God and was licensed to preach in 1900. He was admitted in 1903. He served twelve circuits in thirty-five years and was a most faithful and devoted pastor. He married Jan. 31, 1893, Miss Lovenia Winegar, Church Hill. They had eleven children. He retired in 1940. He died Nov. 29, 1942, at his home in Hawkins County and was buried there.

Emert, John M.: Born June 12, 1858, in Tuckaleechee Cove, where Townsend now stands. He was educated at Maryville College; and taught in public schools of Blount County for several years. He was admitted to Holston Conference in 1893 and was an honored member of that body for forty-one years. He served nine charges and was district superintendent for one term. He was elected to the General Conference of 1924. "He was a successful evangelist-pastor; a fine church financier and a strong preacher." He married Miss Miranda Elizabeth Bright. They had three sons and two daughters. He had been in his usual good health. On Saturday morning, Oct. 6, 1934, as he was dressing himself he became aware that his strength was gone. Pain followed quickly and four days later the end came. He died Oct. 10, 1934, in his home at Athens, Tenn., and was buried there.

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