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Fair, Wanser P.: Born and raised in South Carolina. Was connected with Holston Conference (M.E.) only a "few years," 1870-1876. He was a true and faithful negro preacher. He died Dec. 13, 1876, while on the Midway circuit, Russellville District.

Falls, Ira: Born in Greene County, Tenn. Admitted 1832. Served nine charges from Reems Creek to Kingston. He was zealous, studious, devoted. Above mediocrity as a preacher. Went to New Market in fall of 1843, but a severe cold brought on lung trouble. Died in Aug., 1844, and was buried at Kingston. He left a widow.

Farley, Francis A.: Admitted 1860. No memoir was prepared and dates are not available. He was a man of considerable culture and was "a pleasing and forceful preacher." Served 11 circuits: McDowell Mission, 1860; Gladeville, 1861; Bristol circuit, 1862; Estilville, 1864-65-66; Morristown, 1867; Russellville, 1868; Jonesboro circuit, 1869; Saltville, 1870; Lebanon, 1871-72; Jonesville, 1873-74; Rye Cove, 1876. He was supernumerary in 1875 and 1877, and superannuate in 1878. Died 1879. Buried at Jonesville, Va.

Farris, William C.: Born Oct. 13, 1855, at St. Clair, Hawkins County, Tenn. Son of Samuel Farris. Intensely religious from childhood. Licensed July 7, 1877. Admitted 1880. Twenty-nine years effective; served 13 charges. Faithfulness, kindness and love gave power to his ministry. He married Miss Hattie Rush Oct. 12, 1882. They had five children. Superannuated 1909. Died suddenly Dec. 19, 1913. Buried at Chattanooga, Tenn.

Ferguson, Edwin C.: Born Oct. 6, 1846, in Huntington, Vt. Admitted into New England Conference in 1874. Transferred to Illinois Conference in 1883. Transferred to Holston Conference in 1891. He was a professor at Chattanooga and at Athens. Retired in 1924. He died March 28, 1926, in Jacksonville, Ill. He was buried in Quincy, Ill.

Fillmore, E. L.: Born June 11, 1864, at Champaign, Ill. Finished high school, but failing health interfered with further studies. He did attend college much later in life. He engaged in farming before entering the ministry. Admitted into South Dakota Conference in 1891. His health failed because of the rigor of climate; and he transferred to Holston Conference (M.E.). He served Hill City and took two years theological course in Grant University. He married in 1866, Miss Ella B. Parrett, Big Lake, Minnesota. They had three children. He died at Hill City, Chattanooga, Aug. 12, 1896, and was buried in Chattanooga.

Fisher, Elbert W.: Born Feb. 4, 1885, in Wythe County, Va. Educated in public school. Admitted 1911. Active seven years. Married Dec. 28, 1911, Miss Linda Brown Richardson. They had two sons. Died of influenza, Dec. 22, 1918, at Roderfield, W. Va. Buried in Wythe County, Va.

Fitzgerald, James B.: Born Sept. 26, 1826, in Iredell County, N. C. He grew to manhood and was educated at Waynesville, N. C. He was a preacher in the M. E. Church, South, and served as such during the Civil War. He united with Holston Conference of the M. E. Church in 1865. He did not give much time to regular pastorate. He was a leader in establishing Richland Institute at Waynesville; and he put effort and money into the building of Warren College at Chuckey City, Tenn. He was twice married: (1) in 1845 to Miss Harriet M. Grahl. They had ten children. She died in 1897. (2) In 1900 to Mrs. M. J. Anderson. He died May 30, 1902, at his home, Morristown, Tenn. He was buried at Chuckey, Tenn.

Fleming, David: Born May 4, 1779, in Carlisle County, Pa. Had a good common school education. When six months old his parents moved to Wythe County, Va. Converted Oct. 30, 1820. Licensed to preach Sept. 20, 1823, at Nelson's Camp Ground, Washington County, Tenn. Admitted in 1824. He was eighteen years on circuits and stations and twenty years on districts. He married Dec. 10, 1829, Miss Mary Miller, Hawkins County, Tenn. Their son, Col. John M. Fleming, was an able and distinguished editor. He was granted superannuate relation in Holston Conference, South, in 1861. He withdrew from the Southern Church in 1865 and became one of the charter members of the Conference of the M. E. Church at the organization of Holston in that year, continuing the superannuate relation. He died Aug. 28, 1868, and was buried at Kingston, Tenn.

Fogleman, Charles H.: Born April 15, 1875, in Russell County, Va. Son of David and Lucy Fogleman. Admitted 1902. Served six charges. In declining health he assisted in nursing several cases of typhoid and contracted the disease. Died at the home of his father, April 9, 1907. Buried in Russell County, Va. A faithful son and a diligent young minister.

Fogleman, William Isaiah: Born July 3, 1854, in Elk Garden, Va. Son of Henry and Mary Fogleman. Admitted 1888 and was effective for twenty-seven years. "He was a sound and effective gospel preacher. His preaching was evangelistic and many were converted under his ministry." Married Aug. 21, 1878, Miss Adah Lucinda Perkins, Grayson County, Va. They had five children. She died Aug. 30, 1925. He took superannuate relation in 1915, and spent the last years of his life at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Woodward, at Johnson City, Tenn., where he died July 1, 1936. He was buried there.

Ford, John S.: Admitted 1809. In Holston one year, 1815. One of those who planted Methodism in Mississippi and Louisiana. Sixty years in the ministry.

Forkner, Isaac: Born in the last decade of the eighteenth century. He was a preacher for more than fifty years. At the Separation he connected himself with the Methodist Protestant Church, and in 1867 returned to the M. E. Church as a traveling preacher. He became superannuate in 1870. He died April 7, 1873, at St. Clair, Hawkins County, Tenn. He was buried at Otis, in Hawkins County.

Forrester, John: Born May 7, 1801, in Wythe County, Va. He was licensed to preach in 1838. Admitted in Holston (South) 1861. He entered Holston (M.E.) in 1865. He was noted for zeal and fidelity in pastoral work. He superannuated in 1876. He rode, horseback, eighty miles in two days to attend Conference in 1881. He was married and had children, but no data is available. He died suddenly, Dec. 3, 1881, at his home in Morgan County, Tenn.; and was buried on his own premises, Burrville, Tenn.

Foster, William K.: Born July 14, 1828, in Scott County, Va. Admitted in 1853. Married Miss Margaret C. Carr, Mercer County, W. Va. Died March 24, 1861, Mechanicsburg, Va. Buried at New Hope, W. Va.

Frazier, Andrew Jackson: Born April 22, 1836, in Giles County, Va. Son of George A. and Sallie Dillon Frazier. The devotion of the Frazier children, three of whom became Methodist preachers (Andrew J., J. Tyler and George A.), was tender and beautiful. Her name was like magic in the heart of her eldest son. His formal education was confined to the common school. His eager, capable mind expanded to the day of his death. All the powers of a sturdy body, an ample intellect and a warm heart were given to his Divine Master. Converted at Wabash Camp Ground at twenty, licensed to preach at twenty-four, he at once became a circuit rider. Admitted in 1860. His charges were eleven circuits, sixteen years; one station, two years; four districts, fourteen years. His appointments covered nearly ever part of Holston Conference. A fervent evangelistic preacher, an able administrator, a builder of churches and parsonages. His diction was that of the King James Bible. Married Sept. 28, 1862, Miss Josie Brown, daughter of Asa Brown of Wythe County, Va. They had seven children. Their eldest son, John B. Frazier, was a member of Holston Conference and a Chaplain in the U. S. Navy and was Head of the Chaplain's Division. Andrew J. Frazier died April 22, 1892, while presiding elder of Knoxville District and he was buried at Knoxville.

Frazier, Jacob Tyler: Born Nov. 22, 1840, in Giles County, Va. Son of George A. and Sallie Dillon Frazier, brother of Rev. A. J. Frazier, Rev. George Frazier, and grandfather of Rev. Tyler Frazier III. "He had only three months in school; yet he was an educated man." His incessant reading of the King James version of the Bible purified and enriched his English. Few men ever attain such powers of expression as he possessed. He enlisted in the Confederate Army and was with Lee at the surrender. Although only twenty years old he was made Chaplain. His comrades fondly called him the "barefooted preacher." He learned at that time the art of preaching and of leading men to the great decision of life. At the close of the war he entered the itinerant ministry. Admitted 1865, he was effective for fifty-four consecutive years. "He served in every capacity of the regular ministry, on missions, circuits, stations and districts and was successful in all." He served in nearly every part of Holston Conference and for years "was the most widely known and admired preacher in the Conference." He stirred people to their profoundest depths. At the Centennial of Holston Conference, celebrated at Knoxville in 1924, he spoke on the "Old-Time Circuit Rider." He was then eighty-four years old. Owing to infirmities he began speaking sitting in a chair. When in the full tide of his eloquence he forgot his infirmities and rose to his feet the congregation felt as if they had been lifted to the mountain heights. Rarely is it given to men to move a congregation as he moved us that night. He was twice married: (1) Miss Maria Virginia Taylor of Tazewell County, Va. They had eight children. (2) Miss Fannie D. McBroom, Abingdon, Va. He was gifted in body as well as in mind and emotional dynamic. Broad shouldered and with powerful limbs, he gave the impression of tremendous power, but the agility of youth was retained almost to the end of his long life. I asked him once, if the story that he was able, when a youth, to stand by the side of a horse sixteen hands high and, without touching the horse with his hands, spring, flat-footed, onto the horse's back, was true? He assured me that he had often done so. Every part of his body was responsive to the flow of his eloquence - indeed was a part of it. There was never the slightest stage play. To him preaching was proclaiming the gospel, by the power of the Holy Spirit, for the salvation of men. Perhaps more people were led to Christ by his preaching than that of any other man of the generation to which he belonged in Holston Conference. After fifty-four years of effective work he superannuated in 1919, but he continued to preach to the end. He preached to his neighbors in the church at Chilhowie, Va., on his ninety-first birthday. During that last year there were times when his mind limped badly, but never when he preached. He became a superannuate in 1919, and lived in his own home at Chilhowie, Va., for the remaining thirteen years of his life. He died in his ninety-second year, on Feb. 23, 1932, having been a member of Holston Conference for sixty-seven years. He was buried at Chilhowie, Va.

Frazier, John Brown: Born Dec. 19, 1870, at Tazewell, Va. He was the son of Rev. A. J. Frazier and Mrs. Josephine Brown Frazier. He was educated at Emory and Henry College. He was admitted into Holston Conference in 1890. After serving several charges he was appointed Chaplain in the United States Navy and was with Admiral Dewey at the battle of Manila Bay. He was made Head of the Chaplains' Division in the Bureau of Navigation in 1917. He married Aug. 22, 1899, Miss Katherine Boles Cook, South Pittsburg, Tenn. They had three children. Chaplain Frazier was retired in 1925. He died at his home in Keswick, Va., Nov. 11, 1939. He was buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

Frazier, J. Tyler, III: Born Aug. 31, 1909, at Chilhowie, Va. Son of J. Tyler Frazier, Jr., and Mrs. Lucy Fleshman Frazier and grandson of Rev. J. Tyler Frazier. He united with the church at 11, and was active in church work at 12. He graduated at Emory and Henry College in 1930 and taught school one year and then entered Emory University in 1931, but on account of illness was compelled to give up his studies. The following year he entered at Duke University, but was forced by ill health to leave, intending to return after a period of rest. Admitted in 1931, but his only appointment was as a student. In the home, in the church and in the community he was a model of affection, sympathy and Christian faithfulness. He died March 25, 1933, in the home of his parents at Chilhowie, Va., and was buried at Chilhowie.

Freeman, Obadiah: In Holston one year, 1818.

French, George Decatur: Born Dec. 11, 1843, in Bland County, Va. He professed faith and was received into the church by William E. Munsey, a neighbor of his boyhood days. While a youth he volunteered in Gen. John B. Floyd's State Line Service. Thus he spent what might have been his college days in the Army. Admitted in 1869; he was in the active ranks forty-seven years. "Eleven years he served stations; twenty-four years he was presiding elder; and ten years he was Agent for the American Bible Society." A genial, kindly spirit, a delightful companion and conversationalist, and an able administrator. Married Aug. 20, 1874, Miss Sophia Hoss, Jonesboro, Tenn., a sister of Bishop E. E. Hoss. They had four daughters. Superannuated in 1916. Died Oct. 20, 1923, at his home in Morristown, Tenn. Buried at Morristown.

French, John Lee McCarty: Born Nov. 19, 1838, on a farm where the town of Dayton, Tenn., now stands. Son of Joseph H. and Nancy Benson French. His father died early and his boyhood was spent with his uncle, John L. M. and Mrs. French, a daughter of Alexander Findlay, Abingdon, Va. Converted at fifteen, he immediately began preparation for the ministry. He spent two years in the home of Alexander Findlay, while pursuing his studies. Converted in a meeting held by Dr. David Sullins at Chattanooga. Licensed to preach at Abingdon, Va. Admitted 1861. Thirty-two years in active ministry. He served twenty charges: eight circuits and twelve stations. A man greatly beloved. His sermons were short, always thoughtful and original and always agreeably and forcibly delivered. Married at Jonesboro, Feb. 28, 1872, to Miss Mary Ann Elizabeth Stewart, daughter of Rev. George Stewart. Their son, Rev. John Stewart French, was admitted on trial into Holston Conference a few months after his father's death. Died while pastor of Mary Street, Bristol, Feb. 3, 1893. Buried in Wythe County, Va.

Fulton, Creed: Born Nov. 28, 1802, on Elk Creek, Grayson County, Va. Son of Samuel and Martha Powell Jones Fulton. Converted at Cripple Creek Camp Ground, Wythe County, Va., in 1820. Admitted 1823, and was a charter member of Holston Conference. Six years on circuits. Located in 1829. Readmitted 1834. Appointed Agent for Holston Seminary. In 1836 his labors led to the founding of Emory and Henry College. He continued as Agent of Emory and Henry until 1839, when he was appointed presiding elder of Knoxville District and continued as presiding elder until 1845. From 1846 until 1852 was in school work. Located in 1852. He was distinguished as a preacher and as the founder of Emory and Henry College. Married Miss Elizabeth Wier, on Little Tennessee River. She lived only a few years. Married Miss Mary Smith Taylor of Smythe County, Va. Their home was one of grace, culture and happiness. Died Sept. 16, 1861. He was buried at Emory, Va.

Gaines, Samuel D.: Born Oct. 19, 1811, in Sullivan County, Tenn. Son of Ambrose and Mary Moore Gaines. Married Sept. 1, 1831, Miss Sarah E. Gaines. They lived happily together for forty-six years. Admitted 1847, discontinued 1849, readmitted 1857, located 1865, readmitted 1866. Transferred to Arkansas Conference 1871, to Holston in 1874. Superannuated 1877. A successful revival preacher. Died Nov. 20, 1889. Buried at Bristol, Tenn.

Gannaway, Robertson: Born July 7, 1780. Admitted in 1827. Did efficient work till superannuated in 1846. Died Jan. 12, 1859. Buried at Chilhowie, Va. Along with George Ekin, one of the notable men of his day.

Garrett, Lewis: Born April 24, 1772, Pennsylvania. Admitted 1794. In Holston two years, 1794-96. Died April 28, 1857.

Gass, Andrew: Born May, 1792, Jefferson County, Tenn. Admitted in 1843 and did faithful work until superannuated in 1858. Died 1859. Buried at Dandridge, Tenn.

Gellespie, Elbert Gordon: Born Feb. 25, 1880, in Scott County, Va. He served as a local preacher, pastor-supply for twenty-six years. He was admitted in 1925. His entire ministry was spent in Bristol and Johnson City Districts. He was evangelistic in his preaching. He was married to Miss Mattie Leonard, Oct. 9, 1909. They had three children. He was serving Baileytown circuit when he died April 3, 1939. He was buried in Sullivan County, Tenn.

Gibson, Tobias: Born Nov. 10, 1771, in Liberty County, S. C. Admitted 1792. In Holston one year, 1795-96. He preached in South Carolina and went as missionary to Natchez, Miss. Rode horseback to Nashville, 600 miles; sold his horse and took boat to Natchez. Died April 5, 1804.

Giddens, Riley A.: Born Feb. 10, 1848, in Blount County, Tenn. Admitted 1848. Superannuated 1853 for two years, again superannuated in 1858. Located 1862; readmitted 1871; superannuated the third time in 1871. Married Jan. 12, 1836, Miss Ella Crownover. Died 1895. Buried at Cleveland, Tenn.

Gilbert, Michael: In Holston 1785.

Giles, John Franklin: Born Oct. 15, 1858, in Washington County, Va. He prepared for teaching by attending state normal schools, and taught thirteen years. Admitted to the Virginia Conference in 1895. His work lay among the most difficult fields in his Conference. In sixteen years he missed only one appointment, and that on account of high water. He was twice married: (1) Miss Maggie Spahr in 1900. They had one child. (2) Miss Emma Virginia Bishop. He superannuated in 1924. He had moved with his family to Athens in 1923 where he was universally revered. He was visiting among sick friends the afternoon before his death. He died March 21, 1933, at his home in Athens and was buried there.

Gillespie, William Morgan: Born July 14, 1866, near the present site of Cliffield in Tazewell County, Va. He was the son of David Johnston and Elizabeth Sanders Gillespie. His youth was spent in Tazewell County, where he attended such schools as the county afforded in the period following the war between the states. He was active in the life of the home and farm. It is recorded that he arrived at Emory and Henry College fresh from the delivery of a load of cattle to the eastern market. High honors were won by him in college. At graduation he won first honors, including debaters medal, mathematics medal and a scholarship to Vanderbilt University; beside which he tied for the Robertson prize. It was probable that he decided to devote his life to the ministry while at Emory and Henry, where, in addition to his studies, he was a tutor in the College. He graduated at Emory and Henry in 1890. During his last year in college he was admitted on trial in Holston, in 1889, and was appointed to Cane Creek in Ashe County, N. C., and probably served that charge while finishing his last year's work. In the fall of 1890, he entered Vanderbilt University for a course in divinity. After a short while he became ill with pneumonia which left him with an infirm lung. He went to Southwest Texas in the hope that he might recover health; and he transferred to the West Texas Conference and was appointed to Kerrville in Kerr County. He took up the work there with evangelistic fervor, unmindful of the need of his body for rest to rebuild health. After nearly two years, he was brought back to his Virginia home by one of the Texas preachers. Ten days after he reached home the end came. He had been engaged to a lovely Virginia woman, but, when his health failed, he wrote her to consider herself released from her engagement. With her parents she came to his bedside before he died. After his death many letters came from those whom he had served in Texas, bearing loving tributes to his faith and devotion. At twenty-six years of age he had given his all to his calling of God. He died on July 9, 1892. His body rests near the home of his youth, in the soil made sacred by the pioneering achievement of his ancestors.

Glenn, Thomas F.: Was admitted to Holston Conference in 1857, and had a long and useful career in Holston, as pastor and editor. He was transferred to Western North Carolina Conference in 1897, where he lived to a ripe old age, honored and revered by all who knew him. Dr. R. N. Price said to him: "He is a critical scholar and a fluent writer. His sermons are always thoughtful, learned and earnest; but they are unequal. At times he speaks with hesitancy and embarrassment; but when he breaks through the pressure of embarrassment he is, to use one of his favorite figures, a Johnstown flood." He was married. He died in North Carolina.

Goddard, Abbott: In Holston one year, 1807.

Goodman, Thomas E.: Born Jan. 1, 1874, in North Carolina. He was a local preacher supply pastor for five years before entering the Conference. Admitted in 1914. He served without a break for twenty years, in ten charges. He was twice married: (1) Miss Minnie Trantham, Nov. 26, 1890. They had seven children. (2) Miss Mary Blanche Milburn, April 23, 1920. They had two children. He died May 30, 1934, at Morristown, Tenn. He was buried at Greeneville, Tenn.

Goodykoontz, Alfred M.: Born Nov., 1813, Montgomery County, Va. Admitted to Baltimore Conference in 1838. Married Miss Mary A. Kirkpatrick. Died Nov. 15, 1858, in Washington County, Va. Buried at Abingdon, Va.

Gordon, Fred: Born May 2, 1889, in Loudon County, Tenn. Son of J. F. and Mollie E. Gordon. His father died when he was six years old. Professed faith Aug. 3, 1907. Spent two years at Hiwassee College, after which he taught school. He then took two years at East Tennessee Normal and taught two years in Loudon High School. Licensed to preach May 29, 1909. Admitted 1918. He served four charges in six years. Married Dec. 14, 1922, Miss Stella Mae Tabor. "Throughout his ministry his faith and zeal were unexcelled." On a visit to his mother the call came quickly. Died June 7, 1924. Buried at New Hope Church near Sweetwater, Tenn.

Gossage, Daniel: In Holston 1799-1800.

Grace, Francis M.: Born 1832, near Birmingham, Ala. Graduated from East Tennessee University in 1849. He joined the Alabama Conference. He was President of Hiwassee College in 1871-72 and was later a professor. He was widely recognized as a writer of clear and forceful English. He was married three times: (1) to Miss Mary Borden; (2) to Miss Kitty Green; (3) to Miss Ida Hoskins. Died Aug. 13, 1904. Buried at Owenton, Ala.

Grace, J. G.: Admitted to Virginia Conference in 1874. Died in 1877; and was buried at Bethel, Va. No memoir was furnished.

Granade, John Adam: Admitted 1801. In Holston two years, 1801 to 1803. Located 1804. The most sensational revivalist in all Holston annals. Died Dec. 6, 1807.

Grant, M. S.: Born Feb., 1858. Admitted 1890. He served nine charges, one district and Business Manager of Advocate Journal and was Conference evangelist. He married Jan., 1890, Miss Nannie K. Childress, Wells Springs, Tenn. They had six children. He was superannuated in 1924. He died Nov. 2, 1928. He was buried at Knoxville.

Grant, Samuel S.: Born March 24, 1839, Washington County, Va. Two years at Emory and Henry College and two years at Naval Academy at Annapolis. Admitted 1859. Was Chaplain in the Confederate Army, 29th Regiment of N. C. Volunteers, commanded by Col. Robert B. Vance. Married in Sept., 1866, Miss Mary Lewis, Burnsville, N. C., soon after which he located. His wife died and he was readmitted in 1875. Died Oct. 12, 1880. Buried at Jacksboro, Tenn.

Graves, William C.: Born Aug. 13, 1815. Admitted in 1834, he had been in Holston ten years before the great division took place. He continued in Holston Conference of the M. E. Church, South, for twenty-one years, and was recognized as one of the useful and dependable men of the Conference. He filled many important charges and was elected a delegate to the General Conference of 1858. When the Methodist Episcopal Church organized Holston Conference, in 1865, he went with that Conference and pursued the same steady course of peacemaking and faithful preaching of the gospel. He was active in helping to organize the East Tennessee Conference for Negroes and was, for a time, a member of that Conference. He was the founder of Morristown Normal Seminary. He was married and had at least seven children. He died Jan. 29, 1869, near Morristown, Tenn., and was buried there.

Graybeal, David M.: Born Sept. 1, 1866, in Ashe County, N. C. Son of William and Mary Ann Graybeal. Educated in public schools and in Mountain City (Tenn.) Academy. Taught in the public schools for thirty years, while he managed his farm. Licensed to preach when about thirty years old; and served as a supply in the M. E. Church. He joined the Blue Ridge Conference and served as an itinerant preacher for several years. In 1913 he removed to Damascus, Va., and transferred his membership to the M. E. Church, South, and served several years as a supply. Admitted to Holston Conference in 1921 when he was 55 years old. A man of good mind, strong personality and deep earnestness. Married Miss Lydia F. Mock, Damascus, Va., March 22, 1888. They had seven children. Died of typhoid Dec. 16, 1924, at Abingdon. Buried at Emory.

Greear, Samuel: Born in 1811. He was Chaplain of Eleventh Tennessee Volunteers, was taken prisoner and held for some months at Belle Island and Libby. He was admitted in 1867. He was an earnest and sincere preacher. He was superannuated in 1890. He died at his home in Anderson County, Oct. 9, 1897. He was buried at Scarboro, Tenn.

Green, George Washington Killinger: Born Aug. 27, 1831, in Knox County, Ind. Admitted 1858. Located 1860; readmitted 1867; superannuated 1891. Married Miss Lizzie Steel in 1858. A fearless, bold preacher. Died May 20, 1894. Buried in Bland County, Va.

Green, Jessee: Born Nov. 29, 1791, near Dandridge, Tenn. Son of Jessee and Isabella Gibson Green, friends of Gov. John Sevier. Admitted 1817. In Holston five years. Transferred to Missouri Conference 1823. Died in St. Louis Conference April 18, 1847. He was a man of marked ability, "holy and successful."

Greer, Andrew J.: Born Dec., 1832, in Kentucky. He was licensed to preach in 1856; and was admitted into Holston Conference. In 1865 he united with Holston Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. "For thirty-nine years this faithful man of God preached, with blessed results, the gospel of reconciliation." He often held offices of public trust. He married in 1864, Miss Elizabeth Holliday. He superannuated in 1866. He died Nov. 20, 1895, and was buried at New Tazewell, Tenn.

Griffitts, Jacob Lafayette: Born Nov. 14, 1869, at Unitia, Loudon County, Tenn. Son of John Wesley and Mary Elizabeth Griffitts. Educated in public schools and attended Moody Bible School. Admitted 1903. In 1912 he transferred to Florida Conference and remained there eight years. Returned to Holston Conference in 1919. Married Sept. 3, 1902, Miss Permelia Cable. They had two daughters. He was in the middle of his second year on Glade Spring and Meadow View charge when death took him. Died in Bethesda Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio, April 27, 1923. He was buried at Emory, Va.

Guthrie, Robert H.: Born March 27, 1820, in Cumberland County, Ky. Licensed to preach 1848. Served as supply in 1850. Admitted 1851 and served until 1856, when he superannuated. He united with the M. E. Church in Holston Conference in 1865. He was superannuated in 1874. He died May 20, 1881, at his home in Hamilton County, Tenn.

Haggard, David: In Holston one year, 1792-93.

Hall, Jerome Virgil: Born March 27, 1883, at Bland Court House, Va. Admitted 1904. He served nine charges in twenty-three years - all in Wytheville District. "In every work to which he was assigned he was successful and popular." Married Dec. 24, 1889, Miss Ida Louella Hall, Ceres, Va. They had eight children. Superannuated 1927. Died Oct. 3, 1930. Buried at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

Hall, Samuel H.: Born Aug. 22, 1851, in Franklin County, Va. Admitted into ministry of Methodist Protestant Church in 1873. Admitted by Holston Conference as elder from the Methodist Protestant Church, at Asheville, N. C., on Oct. 7, 1888. He was active and faithful as a circuit preacher to the end of his life. Married April 14, 1887, Miss Rachel Louisa Brooks. They had two daughters. Died at Draper, Va., Feb. 24, 1920. Buried at Greeneville, Tenn.

Halton, William Clark: Born June 14, 1866, in Queen, N. C. He was educated at the University of Chattanooga. He was admitted to the Blue Ridge Conference in 1895. He came to Holston Conference in 1908. He served in Blue Ridge and Holston Conferences eight charges, and was an active itinerant for twenty-three years. He married in April, 1891, Miss Amanda Harris. They had six children. He died Oct. 1, 1914, at Rockwood, Tenn., and was buried there.

Hamil, Lorenzo Dow: Born March 14, 1870, in Clay County, Ala. He was for a time a student at the University of Chattanooga. He was admitted to the Georgia Conference in 1902. He transferred to Holston Conference in 1907 and was useful as a pastor and presiding elder for twenty-seven years. He was a "thoughtful, sympathetic preacher of the evangelistic type." He was married. He superannuated in 1934. He died March 24, 1935, at Erlanger Hospital, Chattanooga. He was buried at Mr. Zion, Ga.

Hamilton, Hale S.: Born Oct. 13, 1853, at Rotherwood, Tenn. Son of Harvey H. and Mary Snow Hamilton. Educated at Hiwassee College. He taught several years. Admitted 1880. In 1885, he transferred to the Missouri Conference; in 1887 to the North Alabama Conference; and in 1901 he transferred back to Holston Conference. He was superannuated in 1903, because of serious illness, and was continued in that relation until 1920. His health being restored so that he could resume work, he was sent to Jonesboro, where he served continuously for fourteen years. He was a man of remarkable gifts. As a preacher he had few equals. In his last years he was nearly blind. He would be led to the pulpit, where he would open the Bible and read, from memory, his Scripture, and preach with such fluency that his blindness would be forgotten. He married Dec. 28, 1880, Miss Elizabeth Dixon Hudgens, of Monroe County, Tenn. They had five children. He was superannuated in 1934, at 81 years of age. He died Jan. 20, 1939, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John S. Hamblen, and was buried at Big Stone Gap, Va.

Hamilton, Thomas Stone: Born Oct. 17, 1867, at Abingdon, Va. Son of John Bell and Mrs. Anna Louisa Bradley Hamilton. Educated at Emory and Henry College and studied law at the University of Virginia. He practiced law for several years at Abingdon. Converted in childhood; and was active in the local church and near-by communities. He was President of the Epworth League Conference of Holston and Vice-President for Virginia Conference. Licensed to preach and admitted on trial in 1902. He served seven charges in twenty-one years. He transferred to Western Virginia Conference in 1923. In 1929 he transferred back to Holston and was appointed to Trinity, Bluefield, where he closed his ministry. He was a man of pleasing personality, with a well-modulated voice and graceful movements, and was a fervent and eloquent preacher. He was held in great affection in every place where he served. He was a member of the General Board of Finance. He married Feb. 26, 1894, Miss Aldine Clark, Abingdon, Va. They had nine children. His health had been impaired for several years, but the end came suddenly and unexpectedly. He died on Sunday, March 11, 1934. He was buried at Bluefield, W. Va.

Hampton, G. M. F.: Born Dec. 5, 1850, in Yancy County, N. C. Finished a college course at Lebanon, Ohio, and was in college work in Kentucky and West Virginia. Admitted into West Virginia Conference in 1879. Transferred to Holston Conference 1894. Notably successful in last years of his life. Married Miss Althea Amanda Proffit, April 20, 1875. Five daughters. Died 1895 at Riceville, Tenn.; and buried there.

Handy, Thomas R.: Born Oct. 18, 1849, at Grassy Creek, N. C. Son of John and Grace Ann Duvall Handy. His father died in the trenches at Petersburg. He received his education in the common schools. He was recommended for admission from Jefferson circuit in Wytheville District, and was admitted into Holston Conference in 1869. His first appointment was Wytheville circuit, Junior to E. W. Moore. After his first year he spent most of his active years in Tennessee; with the exception of three years at Bakersville and one year at Waynesville, N. C. He was pastor for thirty-one years, presiding elder for twelve years, was Vice-President of Martha Washington and Sullins Colleges for one year. He was supernumerary nine years and was superannuate for eighteen years. He was a member of Holston Conference, without a break, for seventy-one years. This was probably the longest of any man in Holston Conference. His genial social qualities were unsurpassed. From early life to ripe old age he had hosts of friends among all classes of people. He lived at Emory and Henry College for fifteen years and was a familiar figure on the campus and in the chapel. The last twenty years of his life were spent near Montgomery, Ala. He married on Feb. 26, 1890, Miss Caroline Hall, daughter of Major Bolling and Mrs. Mary Louisa Hall, Montgomery, Ala. They had six children, five sons and a daughter. All of his sons have served with distinction in the Army of the United States. She died from injury by an automobile Sept. 28, 1929. He died at his home on Oct. 8, 1940, just at the time of the meeting of Holston Conference. He was buried at Montgomery, Ala.

Hardy, Charles: Admitted 1788. In Holston one year, 1791-92. Located 1792.

Harmon, John C.: Born Feb. 21, 1855, in Fentress County, Tenn. Admitted 1889. He served thirteen charges in Holston Conference and one in the Oklahoma Conference. He was twice married: (1) Miss Rennie Bernard. They had five children. (2) Miss Mollie Seabright, May 10, 1910. He died at Newport, Tenn., Feb. 2, 1923, and was buried there.

Harper, Miles: Admitted 1804. In Holston one year, 1807.

Harris, Absalom: Admitted in 1821, and served but one year as an itinerant; but with great zeal and usefulness. His horse died and he continued his work on foot. Discontinued at his own request after one year.

Harris, Mumford: In Holston one year, 1812.

Hart, William: In Holston one year, 1814.

Hartin, John: In Holston one year, 1813.

Harwell, Samuel B.: Admitted 1818. Located 1825; readmitted 1846; superannuated 1858. United with Holston Conference, M. E. Church, 1865, but withdrew from that Conference and was received in Holston Conference, South, 1869. A man of strong mind and irreproachable character. Died Aug. 16, 1874, at his home in Roane County. Buried at Kingston, Tenn.

Hash, Jones Foster: Born Jan. 28, 1870. Admitted 1891. Effective twelve years and six months; seven charges. Was a student at Emory and Henry. "From the beginning he gave promise of great usefulness." Married Aug. 30, 1891, Miss Sallie Grubb. Died Aug. 18, 1903, at Rocky Gap. Buried in Grayson County, Va.

Haskell, William M.: Born June 11, 1818, in Anson, Maine. Educated at Maine Wesley Seminary and studied law. In early life he came South and lived in Alabama and later in Mississippi. He became a member of the Mississippi Conference. In 1844, on account of anti-slavery principles, he went to New York and joined the Genessee Conference. In 1872 he transferred to Holston Conference. He traveled as an itinerant preacher for twenty-eight years. He professed sanctification and was actively connected with the East Tennessee Holiness Association. He married Nov. 19, 1846, Miss Sarah Hawsha, Pulteny, N. Y. He died Feb. 8, 1890. He was buried at New Salem, Knox County, Tenn.

Haskew, Joseph: Born in 1797, in North Carolina. His father moved to Tennessee and settled near the line between Knox and Grainger Counties. He and his father professed religion and quit having whiskey at log rollings. They served coffee instead, so that this became the custom in their community. Admitted 1827. A man of spotless integrity and unfailing faithfulness, he was also a very efficient preacher, especially in revival work. His singing was especially effective in revival services. He married July 12, 1836, Mrs. Eliza D. Trigg, widow of Joseph C. Trigg, Abingdon, Va. She died April 12, 1867. He superannuated in 1864, after thirty-five years of active service; but he continued to preach almost to the end of his days. He died Aug. 10, 1882, at Abingdon and was buried there.

Havens, Robert Neal: Born Sept. 10, 1890, at Bland, Va. Educated in public schools and a short season at Emory and Henry College. Admitted in 1912, and served seven charges and one district. A preacher of marked ability and an able administrator. He was a trustee of Emory and Henry and of Hiwassee College; and was a delegate to the General Conference of 1930. He was in his fifth year as pastor of State Street, Bristol, at the time of his death. He married Miss Linnie Mae Towe, daughter of Rev. A. H. Towe. They had three children. He died suddenly Aug. 31, 1936, at Bristol, and was buried at Emory and Henry, Va.

Haynes, Levi Kernan: Born Feb. 15, 1841, in Wythe County, Va. Son of Samuel and Parmelia Chandler Haynes. Educated in public schools, Wytheville Academy and Trinity College, N. C. Admitted in 1861, when he was twenty years old. First years in Conference were spent in the "troubled area" of East Tennessee. In thirty-one years he served seventeen charges. Two of these, Kingston, Tenn., and Tazewell, Va., he served twice. Highly esteemed by the Conference and by his parishioners, both as a man and a preacher. Married twice: (1) June 15, 1871, Miss Minerva Evelyn Browder, Lenoir City, Tenn. They had three children. She died Oct. 25, 1881; (2) Miss Hannah Price Love, Nov. 8, 1883. Superannuated in 1892, at the age of 51, with broken health. He was a superannuate for 33 years. These were years of great faith as well as great suffering. After the long evening of life the end came in great peace. He died in his home, with his son and daughter, at Emory, Va., Dec. 9, 1925. He was buried at Emory.

Hearne, Jacob: Admitted 1821. In Holston two years, 1823 and 1824.

Hearon, Daniel S.: Born Oct. 12, 1849, at Columbus, Miss. After taking college work in Mississippi, he came to Emory and Henry and graduated there in 1872. His alma mater honored him with the degree of Doctor of Divinity in 1887. He was admitted into the North Mississippi Conference in 1872 and transferred to Holston in 1875. His itinerant life covers a period of sixty-one years: three years in North Mississippi, and twenty-two years in the pastorate and fifteen years a superannuate. "By endowment and training he was a teacher." Both philosopher and mystic he held the rapt attention and reverence of his pupils. On occasions he was a preacher of great power when "no one would fail to be impressed with the fact that a prophet of God had spoken." "He knew, as few men do, the art of making a routine pastoral call a sacrament of blessing." As a superannuate his days were radiant with the light which fell upon him from above. He was twice married: (1) Miss Cleo Miles, daughter of Rev. George W. Miles, whom he married in 1874. They had six children. (2) Miss Mary Keeney, of Rocky Mount, Va. She died in 1925. "Both marriages proved to be happy events and brought him into relationships of exceptional grace and charm." He died, after a brief illness, Oct. 18, 1933, at the home of his son in Spartanburg, S. C., where he had gone for a visit. He was buried at Bristol.

Hellums, Samuel: In Holston one year, 1810.

Hellums, Thomas: Admitted 1805. In Holston one year, 1811. Located 1813. Disappeared on his horse in trackless prairies and was never heard from again.

Helvey, John Granville: Born Dec. 29, 1877, at Round Bottom, Bland County, Va. Son of William G. and Martha Elizabeth Helvey. Educated at Emory and Henry College. He worked as a cobbler at Emory to pay his way through college, completing four years of high school and four years of college in five years. Admitted in 1914. Served five appointments in fifteen years. A much loved pastor. Married Oct. 20, 1915, to Miss Lessie Lee Perkins. They had no children and she went "hand in hand with him in his work." Died in Bluefield Hospital, as a result of an automobile accident, Arpil 14, 1929. Buried at Emory, Va.

Henderson, William H.: Born Sept. 29, 1846, at Paperville, Sullivan County, Tenn. Son of Thomas J. and Sarah Henderson. Common school education. Worked on farm, taught school and was locomotive engineer. Married Miss Laura A. Pippin, Washington County, Va., in 1885, five children. One daughter, Ruth, is a missionary in Africa. Admitted to Holston Conference, M. E. Church, in 1887. Withdrew and united with Southern Conference in 1895. Was a faithful minister and pastor. Died Feb. 25, 1901. He had preached twice on Sunday and was found dead in his bed on the following morning. Buried at Decatur, Tenn.

Hendrix, William Robert: Born Aug. 26, 1869, near Florence, Ala. He was the son of Dermis C. and Mrs. Janie Oakley Hendrix. He was educated at the State Teacher's College, Florence, Ala., and taught for a few years. He was admitted to the North Alabama Conference in 1895. He served several circuits and small stations in that Conference until 1907, when he transferred to the Louisville Conference. He served also in Atlanta, Houston, Tex., and Birmingham, Ala. He transferred to Holston Conference in 1931 and served at Knoxville and Johnson City. He was a man and a preacher of great charm and usefulness; and was in great demand for the larger church of his Church. He married Miss Amanda Coeburn of Alabama. They had four children. He died May 19, 1941, at Johnson City. He was buried at Birmingham, Ala.

Henley, John S.: Born Sept. 11, 1857, in Wythe County, Va. Son of William and Barbary Henley. He was superintendent of the Sunday school before he was licensed to preach. Admitted in 1907. He was a diligent and faithful Methodist preacher and was especially successful in revival work. Married April 29, 1896, Miss Richard Etta Moyers. They had six children. She was an efficient fellow-worker with her husband in his pastoral labors. He superannuated in 1921. The family and friends had celebrated the birthday of Mrs. Henley. In the midst of this happy group he sat down, leaned his head on the back of a chair, and without a groan, passed away. Died April 3, 1931 (being 74), at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Stansbury, in Charleston, Tenn., and was buried there.

Henninger, George W.: Born in Virginia. Parents moved to Union County, Tenn., when he was two years old. He was licensed to preach at twenty. Admitted in 1874, and served five circuits, doing efficient work in all of the places served. Married a daughter of Rev. F. M. Fauning, in 1875. In March, 1881, he was called by telegraph on account of the illness of his father-in-law, who died before his arrival. A few days later he was stricken with illness and after seven days the end came. He died April 23, 1881; and was buried at Henderson, N. C.

Henninger, John: Born in Washington County, Va., 1780, of German parentage. Converted at 16 and was licensed to preach. Admitted in 1807. His first circuit was Carter's Valley. Afterwards traveled in Kentucky, Louisiana and Mississippi. Presiding elder of French Broad District 1816-17-18. Located 1818, readmitted 1825 and appointed presiding elder of Knoxville District. He was one of the most powerful preachers of the Conference. Delegate to General Conference 1832. Died Dec. 18, 1838, and was buried at Cleveland, Tenn.

Henry, P. H.: Born March 25, 1838. Admitted in 1878 and was in active service for twenty-three years, serving ten circuits in middle East Tennessee. "No charge was too hard for his heroism." He married July 19, 1863, Margaret Freshour. They had seven children. He died June 25, 1911, and was buried at Maryville, Tenn.

Henry, Spencer: Born Oct. 24, 1805, on Little River, Blount County, Tenn. Licensed to preach in 1832, ordained deacon in 1840 and elder in 1844. Admitted (M. E.) in 1868, "in the 64th year of his life and the 36th year of his ministry." For six years he was an active and efficient itinerant preacher. He superannuated in 1874. He died June 3, 1883, at his home near Carpenter's Camp Ground, Blount County, Tenn., and was buried there.

Hickey, Rufus M.: Born Aug. 28, 1820, in Sevier County, Tenn. Educated at Holston Seminary 1844-45. Licensed to preach at Brush Creek Camp Ground (Johnson City), in 1845. Admitted 1845. Fifty years on effective list: he served forty years on circuits and stations and ten years as presiding elder, and was superannuate for seven years. Energetic, fearless, faithful as a pastor, an eloquent preacher. Married Sept. 28, 1870, to Mrs. Fannie J. Spillman Grant. They had four children. She died Aug. 22, 1892. Died Nov. 5, 1902, at his home at Morristown, and was buried there.

Hicks, George M.: Born in 1833, in McMinn County, Tenn. He was licensed to preach in the Southern Methodist Church. He was admitted to Holston Conference (M. E.), in 1865, and after serving two charges located in 1869. He was readmitted in 1890 and served three charges. He married Miss Mary A. Campbell in Hancock County. He died at Athens, Tenn., July 17, 1893. He was buried at Chestua, Monroe County, Tenn.

Hicks, William: Born Nov. 27, 1811, Sullivan County, Tenn. Entered Conference with only primary education; but by industrious effort he became a good English scholar, and acquired some knowledge of Latin and Greek. His knowledge of Methodist theology became thorough and he became a preacher of great power. Admitted in 1833. On circuits until 1844. After this he served Wytheville, Asheville and Rogersville Districts. Great crowds attended his quarterly meetings and revivals frequently followed. Published Herald of Truth at Hendersonville, N. C. Later published Holston Advocate at Seddon, Bland County, Va. Was Chaplain in Confederate Army two years. Located in 1862 but was readmitted in 1864. Married Oct. 24, 1844, Miss Elizabeth Ward, Wythe County, Va. His son, W. W. Hicks, was a member of Holston Conference from 1876 to 1922. Died May 29, 1882, at his home, near Bluff City, Tenn., and was buried there.

Hicks, William C.: Born Dec. 24, 1864, in Monroe County, Tenn. Son of John S. and Elizabeth Hicks. His father was in the Confederate Army and did not see his son for many weeks. He professed faith at nine. Licensed to preach in 1893. Admitted in 1894. The term of his active service was eleven years, which were spent in the Big Stone Gap District. He was made supernumerary in 1905 because of feeble health; and was superannuated in 1913. He was studious and thoughtful and was an instructive and helpful preacher. Frail from youth, he grew feebler after superannuation. Married June 11, 1896, Miss Mary A. Wampler. They had five children. Died April 6, 1928, in his home at Rural Retreat, Va., and was buried there.

Hicks, William Ward: Born May 11, 1849, in Washington County, Va., near Emory and Henry College. Son of Rev. William and Elizabeth Hicks (Holston Conference 1833-1882). Converted and joined church at Bluestone Camp Ground in boyhood. Licensed to preach March 22, 1875. Educated at Emory and Henry. Admitted 1875. He served many strong circuits, several stations, among them Church Street, Knoxville; and was presiding elder for several years. Married Oct. 3, 1872, Miss Mary Anne Bain, Tazewell County, Va. She died six days before her husband, Nov. 5, 1922. He was in active service forty-two years. Superannuated in 1919. A man of fine appearance, with generous gifts and was a popular preacher. Died Nov. 11, 1922, at his daughter's home in Norfolk, Va. Buried in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Bluefield, Va.

Hickson, John D.: Born July 14, 1835, in Grainger County, Tenn. His father died while he was quite young. His mother was ambitious to give him a liberal education. He carried a crippled arm from childhood. His mind was bright and his habits were studious. He loved books and read all that he could secure. He attended Holston Seminary at New Market, and spent a number of years as a teacher. Married, in 1869, Miss Mariah Elizabeth Newman, Jefferson County, Tenn. They had two sons and a daughter. Admitted 1875. Had 23 useful years in pastorates in upper East Tennessee. He was recognized everywhere as a man of superior gifts as a preacher, and was accorded the highest esteem as a man and as a minister. Superannuated in 1898 and spent his declining years at Rheatown, Tenn. Died Aug. 9, 1909, at his home near Afton, Tenn., and was buried there.

Hitt, William: In Holston one year, 1803.

Hobbs, John N.: Born Jan. 14, 1855, in Hamblen County, Tenn. Largely self-educated, but always interested in education. He served usefully on the Board of Education of Hamblen County for more than 20 years. Admitted in 1875. He was appointed as a junior preacher to East Tazewell circuit, Va. It is not known whether he served in that appointment. At the end of one year he was discontinued in 1876. Fourteen years later, in 1890, he was received as an elder from the Methodist Protestant Church. The Journal does not indicate how long he had served in that Church. He was appointed to Parrottsville circuit in 1890 and to St. Clair circuit in 1891. His health was so poor that he was able to do but little work. In 1892, he was superannuated; and remained in that relation until his death in 1922. He received his first apportionment as a conference claimant in 1893 and received an apportionment each year, except 1905. The total allowances made by the Joint Board of Finance amounted to $2,847.00, an average of $94.90 per annum for thirty years. These facts are recited here because of the unusual record that, after only two years of appointment to active work, he was cared for as a superannuate for thirty years. Married July 19, 1875, to Miss Maggie Gaulden. They had six children. A clean man; a diligent reader of good books; suffered long and painfully with patient resignation. Died of tuberculosis, Sept. 23, 1922, at his home in Morristown. Buried at Liberty Hill Church.

Hodge, John C.: Born Aug. 16, 1847, in Sullivan County, Tenn. He joined the Presbyterian Church at the age of fourteen, but later united with the M. E. church. Admitted 1888. He was married. He superannuated in 1905. He died Aug. 8, 1906. He was buried at White Horn, Tenn.

Hodge, Thomas H.: Born Sept. 27, 1848. Admitted into Holston Conference 1874. He served seventeen charges in an active life of thirty years. He was a man of clear mind, tender heart and fearless courage. He was twice married: (1) Miss Henrietta Step, Carter County, Tenn. They had two children. (2) Miss Mary Morelock, Greene County, Tenn. They had four children. He superannuated in 1903. He died April 4, 1923. He was buried at Johnson City, Tenn.

Hodge, Walter: Born July 12, 1877, at Bakersville, N. C. Son of Robert Chester and Julia Alice Hodge. The family moved to Sullivan County, Tenn., when he was seventeen. He was converted at sixteen and felt the call to preach. He at once began preparation for the work of a preacher. He secured his education at Holston Institute and Emory and Henry College, meanwhile teaching so as to meet the expense of his preparation. Licensed in 1899. Admitted 1901 with two years of college work yet to be done. Served 18 charges in 30 years. "That which especially characterized his life was his quiet, gentle spirit." He did faithful work wherever duty placed him. Married Dec. 22, 1903, Miss Mary Frances McClelland, near Bristol. They had ten children. After thirty years of uninterrupted service, at the age of 54, he finished his work. Died April 3, 1932, in the parsonage at Lerona, W. Va. Buried at Blountville, Tenn.

Hodsden, David Shields: Born Feb. 28, 1848, in Sevier County, Tenn. He was educated at Princeton, N. J. Admitted in 1875, and except for about two years in the South Kansas Conference, he was continuously in Holston Conference until his death. He served some of the best circuits and several small stations. "As a man he was modest and retiring; as a preacher, clear, logical and forceful." He married, in 1891, Miss Harbison, daughter of Joseph Harbison. They had five children. She died only a few weeks after the death of her husband. He died in 1896, and was buried at Maryville, Tenn.

Holden, John W.: Born Oct. 29, 1858, at Connersville, Tenn. Early in life cast in his lot with God's people in McKendree Church at Nashville, whither his people had moved. He became active in Y.M.C.A. work. The family moved to Cincinnati and became connected with St. Paul's M. E. Church and was active in Sunday school and Y.M.C.A. work. Here he began his preparation for the ministry, when he was stricken with consumption. The family moved to Chattanooga and he improved. He was admitted to Holston (M.E.) in 1885. After thirteen months work he was forced to give up work. He sojourned in Florida about eight months. He died in 1887, in Titusville, Fla., and was buried there.

Hooper, Robert: In Holston 1819.

Horne, David C.: Born Jan. 18, 1857. Admitted in 1885. His one business in life was to preach the gospel. Died June 3, 1890, at Rockwood and was buried there.

Horne, George: Born Aug. 9, 1796, a descendant of Bishop George Horne of England. Was well educated. Admitted 1821. Transferred to Missouri 1823; back to Holston 1824. Located 1826. Readmitted 1836. Located in 1842. Married. A man of gifts with eccentric tendencies. Continued evangelistic zeal as local preacher. Died May 2, 1868, Fayetteville, Tenn.

Hoss, Elijah Embree: Born April 14, 1849, on Cherokee Creek, four miles from Jonesboro, Tenn. He was the son of Henry and Maria Sevier Hoss. His mother was a granddaughter of General John Sevier. His parents moved to Jonesboro before he was two years old. His education in excellent schools in Jonesboro. He entered Ohio Wesleyan University in 1866 and studied there two years. He entered Emory and Henry College and graduated in 1869, with B. A. He acquired the habit of reading widely in early life; and was noted in college for the range of his studies and accuracy of his scholarship. His memory was prodigious, so that accurate and wide information was at his ready command. He professed religion and joined the church at Jonesboro, when he was ten years old. The church had been built in 1846. Funds had run low; and Henry Hoss volunteered to board the workmen who were erecting the building. Elijah Embree was the second child and first son in a family of eight children. Licensed to preach, at Jonesboro, Feb. 8, 1866; admitted on trial Sept. 29, 1869; and appointed to Jonesboro. The first person whom he received into the church was his own father. He was appointed to Knoxville in 1870. Transferred to California July, 1872, and stationed at San Francisco. Transferred to Holston in 1875 and stationed at Asheville, N. C. Became a professor at Martha Washington College in 1876 and was elected president in 1879. Became professor at Emory and Henry College in 1881 and was elected president in 1885. Elected to Chair of Ecclesiastical History, Church Polity and Pastoral Theology at Vanderbilt University, Aug., 1885, and continued until 1890. Elected Editor of Chrisian Advocate May, 1890, and continued until 1902. Elected Bishop of Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1902. He was a reserve delegate to the General Conferences, until his election delegate to the succeeding five General Conferences, until his election to the Episcopacy. The last time he was elected to the General Conference (in 1901) he lacked only six votes, beside his own, of being unanimously elected. He was a fraternal representative of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, to nearly every Methodist Church in the world. His last great mission of this kind was to Australia in 1915. Bishop in charge, Brazil, 1905 to 1908; Orient, 1910 and 1915. Married Nov. 19, 1872, Miss Abbie Clark, Knoxville, Tenn. They had three children: Mary, E. E., Jr., and Sessler. Wife died June 15, 1918, Muskogee, Okla. He was given a year's vacation, 1914-15. Retired on account of feeble health, 1918. Died April 23, 1919, Muskogee, Okla., where he was buried beside his wife. Reinterred together at Jonesboro, Tenn., April 12, 1924. Author: William McKendree, A Biographical Study; David Morton, A Biography; Fraternity and Federation; many magazine articles.

Houdins, Charles Dillard: Born March 5, 1860, near Russellville, Floyd County, Va. He was admitted to the Virginia Conference in 1892 and came with the Virginia territory to Holston Conference. He married June 6, 1883, Miss Margaret Elizabeth Price. They had eleven children. He superannuated in 1919, after which he resided on his farm near Neodeshah, Kan. He died there, Oct. 4, 1935, and was buried there.

Hounshell, Charles Gideon: Born Jan. 12, 1874, near Rural Retreat, Va. He was the son of Peter W. and Rhoda Tarter Hounshell. He was educated at Emory and Henry College, Vanderbilt University and Yale University. He was admitted in 1899, and served Magnolia Avenue Church, Knoxville, two years. He was sent as a missionary to Korea, having married Miss Sara Belle Thomas just before leaving for Korea. They served there for seven years, but found the climate too severe on the health of Mrs. Hounshell. He served as Secretary of the Student Volunteer Movement and later as Educational Secretary of the Board of Missions of the M. E. Church, South. He afterwards served as pastor in several charges and also as presiding elder. His last charge was St. Elmo, Chattanooga. He died Feb. 2, 1940. He was buried at Chattanooga.

Houston, Anthony: In Holston one year, 1801.

Houston, Henry Milton: Born Jan. 24, 1887, in DeKalb County, Ala. Educated at Birmingham College and Vanderbilt University, where he took the following degrees: B. A., M. A., Ph.D., and B. D. Taught in Martha Washington College and In Emory and Henry College. Admitted in 1920 and advanced to class of the third year. Died Dec. 24, 1923, at his home in Alabama, and was buried at Lusk, Ala.

Houston, William: In Holston one year, 1804.

Huffaker, James N. S.: Born at Seclusion Bend on French Broad, Sevier County, Tenn., Feb. 5, 1827. Educated at Holston College, New Market, Tenn. Admitted 1846. Married Miss Sallie J. Ripley, 1855. Devoted most of his life to work on circuits, but gave some time to teaching and was editor of Holston Christian Advocate. During epidemic of cholera in Knoxville in 1854 he labored unceasingly for the relief of those in distress. Died Jan. 5, 1892, at Chuckey City, Tenn.

Hughes, John R.: Born May 7, 1839, in Loudon County, Tenn. He embraced religion and joined the M. E. Church, South, when nineteen. He enlisted in the 8th Tennessee Cavalry of the U. S. Army. Suffered the loss of an eye. Admitted (M. E.) 1867. He served for fourteen years, eight of which were on the Rheatown circuit. "As a preacher he was eminently practical; as a pastor he had few equals." He was married and had five children. His health failed permanently in 1882, and he was given supernumerary relation. He was elected Trustee of Greene County in 1882 and served in that office for two years. He was superannuated in 1884. He died May 13, 1886, at his home near Greeneville, Tenn., and was buried at Greeneville.

Hunt, Lewis: Admitted 1798. In Holston 1799-1800. Died Dec. 8, 1802. Other labors in Kentucky and Ohio. One of the many young preachers who died of consumption.

Hunter, James: In Holston one year, 1800-1801.

Hunter, James Robert: Born Jan. 25, 1865, at Ducktown, Tenn. Attended public school in Polk County, Tenn., until he was eighteen, then spent four years in the mines of Colorado earning money to finish his education; took two years at Hiwassee College. Entered Vanderbilt University in 1891 and graduated there 1895; during this time did mission work and served as chaplain of the penitentiary. Taught at Vanderbilt Training School, Pryor Institute and Bridgeport public school. Was Financial Agent and teacher in Emory and Henry College 1905 to 1911. During this time he took his M.A. degree at Columbia University. Served five years as pastor. Married Aug. 25, 1895, Mrs. Ada Woodhead of Chattanooga. Died in 1913. Buried at St. Elmo.

Hurley, David P.: Born Feb. 21, 1861, in Ashe County, N. C. Son of James F. and Julia A. Hurley. Educated at Emory and Henry College. Taught school for eight years. He was a youth of correct habits and merited the confidence of those with whom he was associated. Admitted in 1892. His first twelve years were on three circuits in Wytheville District. Appointed presiding elder of Tazewell District 1912, for four years, next Radford District for four years, next Wytheville District for three years. "As a minister he was humble, obedient, faithful; as a preacher he was popular and his popularity grew to the end of his days." He married July 17, 1889, Miss Julia A. Niekirk. They had two sons and four daughters. He was never robust and the exacting labors indicated above, with little recreation and no vacation, exhausted his strength as he approached seventy; and creeping paralysis made it necessary for him to give up district work, but the end was near, with only one year in the pastorate at Pulaski. He died in a hospital at Roanoke, Jan. 10, 1932. He was buried at Pulaski, Va.

Hutchinson, John: In Holston one year, 1815.

Hutsell, Eli K.: Born 1805. Admitted 1825. Superannuated 1845. Did much preaching after superannuation. Unusually successful in winning souls. Married April 15, 1840, Miss Mary Ann Wells, Turkey Creek, Buncombe County, N. C. His son, R. A. Hutsell, and grandson, Harry S. Hutsell, have been members of Holston Conference. Died July 24, 1852. Buried Sulphur Springs, N. C.

Hutsell, Harry S.: Born Oct. 5, 1881, at Sweetwater, Tenn., where his father was, at that time, pastor. He was the son of Rev. R. A. and Lucile Seabolt Hutsell. He was the grandson of Rev. Eli K. Hutsell, who was admitted to the Holston Conference in 1825. All the influences of his home contributed to the development of Christian personality. He was educated in the public schools, and in Pryor Institute, Jasper, Tenn., in Bristol Business College and in Moody's Bible Institute. Admitted to Holston Conference in 1906. He served twelve charges in Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. He was an excellent preacher and well-beloved pastor. He was twice married: (1) Miss Erma May Hickman, April 25, 1906, at Bristol, Va. They adopted a daughter. (2) Miss Alice Morgan, Bramwell, W. Va., only a short while before his death. At the union of the Churches he was included in that part of Holston Conference which was transferred to the West Virginia Conference. He died March 10, 1940, in the parsonage at Bramwell, W. Va. He was buried at Knoxville.

Hutsell, Robert A.: Born Dec. 16, 1847, at Asheville, N. C. Son of Rev. Eli K. and Mary Ann Wells Hutsell (1825-1856). Admitted 1872. Served eleven charges (1872-1889), reaching from Chattanooga, Tenn., to Welch, W. Va. Superannuated 1889 and practiced medicine at Lafollette, Tenn., for thirteen years. Was made effective 1897 to 1912, when he was again superannuated. Married June 16, 1878, Miss Lucile Seabolt of Jefferson County, Tenn. They had four children. Two preachers: Robert K. and Harry S. Died Sept. 7, 1913, in his home at Fountain City. Buried at Lafollette, Tenn.

Hyden, J. Albert: Admitted in 1855. He was a brother of Rev. Samuel W. Hyden. In the bitter days of the Civil War he was expelled from Holston Conference (South) for disloyalty to the Confederate Government, in 1864. He was one of the organizers, in 1865, of the Holston Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church and was one of the leaders in Holston Conference until he transferred to the South Kansas Conference in 1878. He gave twenty-one years of active service. He died at his home in Ottawa, Kan., Dec. 15, 1900, at the age of eighty-three years.

Hyden, Samuel W.: Born Dec. 15, 1823, at Pond Creek, Bradley County, Tenn. He was admitted to Holston Conference (South) in 1861. At the organization of Holston Conference (M.E.) he united with that body. He was a superannuate for many years and lived at Maryville, Tenn., where he held the respect and love of his fellow citizens. He was a man of remarkable physical vigor and retained the use of his faculties almost to the last, being in his eighty-sixth year. He died Aug. 5, 1909, and was buried at Maryville, Tenn.

Ingle, Anthony H.: Born Dec. 5, 1840. He was a soldier in the Confederate Army. He was admitted to the Virginia Conference in 1875 and was in active work, with the exception of two years as supernumerary, until 1903, when he was again supernumerary until 1908. He was transferred to Holston in 1906. He was twice married: (1) Miss Mary E. Porter, Nov. 22, 1869. They had nine children. (2) Miss Mary Ellen Gobble, Dec. 8, 1885. They had ten children. He excelled in revival work and was much sought for funerals in all the region where he preached. He superannuated in 1909. He died May 12, 1931. He was buried in Washington County, Va.

Ingle, Willis: Born about 1798, in Virginia. Licensed to preach as a young man and served as a local preacher for several years. Admitted to Holston Conference, M. E., in 1866. He was an excellent preacher and one of the best of revivalists. He was appointed to Blountville, Bristol, and Abingdon in 1866; to Abingdon in 1867. He died Oct. 29, 1867; and was buried in Washington County, Va.

Jackson, George W.: Born Dec. 10, 1853, Loudon County, Tenn. Son of John H. and Aires Wyly Jackson. Educated at Emory and Henry College. Admitted 1878. Located in 1882. Readmitted 1889 and stationed at Waynesville, N. C. That place being included in the newly established Western North Carolina Conference, he transferred back to Holston in 1891. After serving several charges, he was appointed Junior Preacher at Lenoir City in 1900. His home was at that place. In 1901 he took the supernumerary relation and did not again resume active relation. He "spent most of his threescore and ten years in and around Lenoir City and became one of its most prominent and influential citizens and financiers and became a tower of strength to the church at that place." Married twice: (1) June 12, 1883, Miss Mary Elizabeth Cooper, daughter of J. W. Cooper, Murphy N. C. They had four children. (2) Oct. 1, 1919, Mrs. Willie Galloway Ventress, a daughter of Bishop Charles B. Galloway of Mississippi. In 1914, in company with the first wife, he made a trip to the Orient. Died April 2, 1924. Buried at Lenoir City.

Jackson, Jonathan: In Holston one year as presiding elder, 1804-5. Located in 1814.

Jackson, Rush F.: Born Sept. 22, 1849. Converted in his twentieth year under the preaching of Rev. E. W. Moore. Admitted in 1884. A man without guile and a man of one work, for twenty-one years. Married Nov. 4, 1874, Miss Margaret Early. Died Feb. 5, 1905. Buried at Emory, Va.

James, Charles M.: Born Aug. 8, 1845, in Athens, Tenn. Admitted 1875. "He was well-informed in the doctrines of Methodism. He was unassuming and inclined to be eccentric in his nature, which rendered him somewhat unpopular as a pastor." For many years he was a superannuate and spent his time visiting and preaching in destitute places. He was twice married: (1) Miss Hattie Marsburn in 1871; they had two children. (2) Miss Belle Spillman, Mt. Vernon, Tenn., Nov. 16, 1885; they had two children. Died Aug. 17, 1925. Buried at Eleazer Camp Ground.

Jameson, Deloy H.: Born May 26, 1869, in Hancock County, Ohio. He attended school at Ada and Fostoria, attending school in winter and working on the farm in summer. He was elected superintendent of schools at Gibsonburg at twenty; was licensed to preach in 1891; appointed as a supply in 1892; attended college at Delaware, Ohio, in 1893. He came South on account of health that fall, attended school at Athens; took supply work. Admitted 1894 and served two years. He married Oct. 31, 1894, Miss Katie Wetzel. They had one child. His health failed and he was forced to leave his work in March, 1896. He died Jan. 29, 1897, at his boyhood home. He was buried at Bowling Green, Ohio.

Jennings, John Henry: Born Aug. 22, 1837, near Lynchburg, Va. Admitted 1869. He had been ordained as a local deacon by Bishop Early in 1862; and as a local elder by Bishop Clark in 1868. He was active for thirty-two years, supernumerary three years, he served sixteen charges. He was thrice married: (1) Sarah A. Henderson, Aug. 17, 1860. They had two children. (2) Lizzie A. Reeves, May 12, 1881. They had nine children. (3) Sarah Agnes Roberts, Feb. 16, 1897. He superannuated in 1900. He died Jan. 14, 1914. He was buried in Washington County, Tenn.

Jimison, James Manley: Born April 10, 1877, near Asheville, N. C. Entered Emory and Henry College, working his way through, he was well on in his junior year, but failing health compelled him to leave college. He profited by the counsel of his teachers as well as by his studies; and his gratitude to the President, Dr. R. G. Waterhouse, and to the College, knew no bounds. Admitted 1903. He served four charges: 1. Lenoir City. 2. Petros, two years, built a church and parsonage and was appointed by Governor Frazier as chaplain to the 800 prisoners at Brushy Mountain prison. 3. Rockwood. 4. South Pittsburg. His energy was matched by the fervor of his spirit and the conviction of his faith. He maintained a tender interest for his parents and others of his boyhood home, especially for a little blind sister whom he was sending to school. The end came while he was in the midst of a revival at Ridgedale, Chattanooga. As he was announcing his text, his right arm fell helpless at his side. He preached; again in the afternoon; and yet again at night; at all of these services there were conversions. After the services he retired to his room, never to enter the pulpit again. Died at Erlanger Hospital, Chattanooga, Feb. 16, 1909.

Johnson, John: In Holston one year, 1803.

Johnson, William: Admitted 1822. In Holston 1822.

Johnston, Hugh Strother: Born April 29, 1867, at Staffordsville, Va. He was converted at Wabash Camp Ground where his parents tented. Admitted 1897, and served numerous circuits until 1929. He was a faithful and diligent man. Married Miss Fannie S. Guthrie, Dec. 28, 1898. They had seven children. In 1929, on account of failing health, he superannuated. He died in his home at Bluff City, April 20, 1936, and was buried in Bluff City.

Jones, Aquila: Admitted 1792. In Holston one year, 1796-97.

Jones, John Franklin: Born Aug., 1863, at Mt. Airy, N. C. Admitted 1895. He served seventeen charges in thirty-seven years. A man of singular appearance, angular and gaunt, but endowed with a strong mind, he spoke clearly and forcefully. He knew no fear, but sometimes allowed his temper to get out of control. He was successful in revival work, in church building and all details of pastoral administration. He married, Feb. 28, 1888, Miss Mary Lula Williams. They had four children. He superannuated in 1932 and lived with his daughter, Mrs. Virgie Lee, Persia, Tenn. In 1934 his health broke down completely and he was taken to the hospital at Marion, Va., where he died June 23, 1934. He was buried at Steven's Creek, N. C.

Jones, John Nelson: Born Nov. 29, 1858, at Georgetown, S. C. Son of Dr. J. Nelson and Mrs. Lenora Jones. Educated public schools and University of South Carolina. Admitted in 1888, he preached in Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, South Georgia and Holston. Transferred from South Georgia to Holston in 1916, after which he served six charges in ten years. Married in 1893, Miss Emma Weaver, Ocala, Fla. They had one child. Superannuated in 1926. Died suddenly, Dec. 17, 1932, in Knoxville, Tenn. Buried in Knoxville.

Jones, William Lee: Born Jan. 10, 1853. Educated at Carson and Newman College. In early life was Superintendent of Public Instruction in Jefferson County, Tenn. Married Miss Julia Tate Oct. 25, 1881. They had five children. Admitted 1882. Was in active service for nearly twenty years and served eight charges. He was a successful revival pastor. Died Jan. 16, 1902, at his home in Rogersville, Tenn. Buried at Morristown.

Jones, W. T.: (No memoir.) Born 1861. Admitted 1883 and served Rockwood 1883, Hamilton 1884, Red Bank 1885 and Rockwood 1886 and 1887. He died in 1888 and was buried at Rockwood.

Julian, George: Born July 10, 1812, in Bedford County, N. C. When he was a child his parents moved to Blount County, Tenn. Deprived of early educational opportunities, he applied his mind to the search for knowledge and became a man of more than ordinary culture and influence. He was above six feet, strong and powerful. Admitted 1868. He was an ardent and successful revivalist. He married Sept. 4, 1835, Miss Mourning Smith in McMinn County, Tenn. They had thirteen children. "At a family reunion, a short time before his death, one hundred and seventy-six (176) descendants were counted. He lived to see the fifth generation of his offspring." He superannuated in 1885. In his last years he grew feeble of body and mind "until only a barely perceptible breathing and a faint pulsation of a feeble heart remained" and death came March 5, 1906. He was buried at Tyner's Station, Tenn.

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