SKETCHES OF HOLSTON PREACHERS

SKETCHES OF HOLSTON PREACHERS The records of the lives of the preachers of Holston Conference constitute an important part of the history of Holston Methodism. Those who read Methodist history, dwell lovingly upon the stories of the preachers who have consecrated their lives to seeking and shepherding the Church of God. In preparing these short sketches, the effort has been made to perpetuate the memory of all of the men who have given their lives to the itinerant work in Holston Conference. In one hundred and sixty years they have multiplied to nearly seven hundred. The Minutes of the Conference have preserved the memoirs of the preachers from the beginning until the present time. From these memoirs and from such other sources as have been available, these sketches have been prepared. It is deeply regretted that it has been necessary to omit mention of the charges served by each one of the preachers; and of the names of other members of the family beside the wife. Wherever possible to secure information the wife of each married preacher has been included in the sketch of her husband. Memoirs of the wives of preachers began to be published in the Southern Conference in 1892. A memoir of Mrs. R. G. Waterhouse was read in the memorial service in 1891, but was not published in the Annual. The first of such memoirs was that of Mrs. Timothy Sullins, who before her marriage was Miss Mary W. Rogers of Knoxville. Many of these sketches are very brief owing to lack of information concerning details. These are the men who shall forever live in the memories of the Methodists of Holston Conference. 1783 - 1943 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 86 th 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 fortysix 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 fiftynine 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 fortyfour 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 23 rd 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 thirtysix 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 1829-30-3132 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 RockSpanishburg 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-greatgrandson. 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 thirtyfive 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. 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. Methodism in Mississippi and Louisiana. Sixty years in the ministry. One of those who planted

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 187172 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 fellowworker 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 64 th 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 8 th 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 wellinformed 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.

Kahle, Elijah Fletcher: Born July 24, 1853, in Amherst County, Va. Son of Samuel and Katherine McClain Kahle. In his early boyhood the family moved to Mercer County, W. Va. Educated in public schools. Admitted in 1875. During his first year he transferred to Texas, where he remained two or three years. Upon his return from Texas he engaged in mercantile business and did well. The same genial friendliness which was to make him a good pastor made him a good salesman. He was again admitted into Holston Conference in 1885. He was a popular pastor on circuits and at Radford, Va., and was presiding elder for ten years. The last seventeen years of his life he was Secretary of the Virginia Children's Home Society, for which he was peculiarly fitted. Married twice: (1) Miss Eva Gillette, Austin, Texas, Feb. 15, 1880. They had eight children. She died Feb. 27, 1900. (2) Mrs. Martha Sadler Vaughan, Richmond, Va., June 18, 1908. They had one child. He died in George Ben Johnson Memorial Hospital, Abingdon, Va., Oct. 3, 1926. He was buried at Emory, Va. Kavanaugh, Williams: Admitted 1794. In Holston one year, 1794-95. Married Miss Hannah Hubbard Hinde, March 29, 1798. Located 1798. He was the father of Bishop Hubbard Hinde Kavanaugh. Died Oct. 6, 1806. Keener, Ulrich: Admitted 1823. Located 1830; readmitted 1845. Had charge of Echota Mission, which was mostly among the Cherokee Indians, from 1850 to 1856. Tradition that he was the first Methodist itinerant in Tuckaseegee Valley. Married Miss Sarah Ducket in 1829, who survived him forty-nine years, dying in 1905, at the age of 93. They had five sons and six daughters, all but one of whom reared families. He died Aug. 13, 1856. Keister, James Ballard: Born April 19, 1844, near Auburn, Montgomery County, Va. He served in Company E, 25th Virginia Cavalry of the Confederate Army. Was wounded and had a horse shot from under him at Winchester, Va. He was licensed to preach in 1881. Admitted to the Virginia Conference in 1892. He transferred to Holston Conference in 1908. He had been supernumerary 19061908. Of twenty years as pastor ten years were spent on his home circuit of Auburn. He married Aug. 29, 1866, Miss Nancy J. Hawley. They had seven children. He superannuated in 1912. He died in Roanoke, Va., Dec. 17, 1916, and was buried there. Keith, John Henninger: Born April 27, 1839, in Rhea County, Tenn. Converted at fifteen, licensed to preach at eighteen. Studied medicine and practiced medicine during the war between the states. Admitted 1858. Discontinued 1859. Again admitted 1870. At once took high rank. Transferred to North Texas 1891, on account of health. Transferred to Western Carolina Conference and, in 1894, back to Holston. Served several of best circuits and stations and was twice presiding elder. Married Miss Anne Myers, Rhea County, Tenn. - eight children. A popular preacher, modest, quiet, unassuming, a friend of every man. Died Sept. 20, 1902, at Rogersville, Tenn. Buried at Asheville, N. C. Kelley, John: Born Jan. 26, 1802. Son of Dennis Kelley a Revolutionary soldier, who was present at the death of Major Andre. Admitted in 1821. He was a charter member of Holston Conference. In Holston territory 1821 to 1827. On Carter's Valley circuit, with Creed Fulton as helper, 450 were added to the church. Transferred to Missouri Conference in 1827. In 1831 he transferred to Tennessee Conference. Married Miss Margaret Lavinia Campbell, who became a pioneer in Woman's Missionary work in M. E. Church, South. Their son, Rev. David C. Kelley, was a missionary to China and afterwards one of the leaders of Tennessee Conference. Rev. Jon Kelley was Bishop McKendree's pastor; and attended his bedside during his last illness; and, as the Bishop had requested, attended his funeral. Mr. Kelley died, attended by thronging friends, at his home in Wilson County, Tenn., May 16, 1864. Mrs. Kelley died Oct. 29, 1897. Her daughter, Miss Daisey Lavinia Kelley, married Walter R. Lambuth, missionary to China, Japan and Africa; and Bishop of M. E. Church, South.

Kelly, Charles W.: Born in Giles County, Va., Jan. 4, 1864. He was educated in public school and at Emory and Henry College. Admitted in 1886. He served fourteen charges, four circuits and ten stations and two districts. He was loved and honored by all who knew him and was successful in every place to which he was assigned. "His entire life was given to his work, his family and his home." He served as a Y.M.C.A. director with the A.E.F. in France, returning to America with the last contingent. Upon his return he was elected General Secretary of the local Y.M.C.A. in Chattanooga, but took appointment to pastoral work at the end of one year. He married, Oct. 1, 1889, Miss Ella Proffitt, Floyd, Va. They had two sons. He died Nov. 1, 1839, less than thirty days after he received his fifty-fourth appointment as a preacher. He was buried at Knoxville. Kelly, Richard Alexander: Born May 12, 1860, at Fredericksburg, Va. Son of John T. and Elizabeth Cole Kelly. He was converted at Summerfield Methodist Church in Grayson County, Va. His parents had probably moved to Grayson County. It was from Elk Creek circuit that he was recommended for admission on trial. He had the marks of having enjoyed favorable educational opportunities. He was a reader of good books. He was licensed to exhort at 16 and at 17 was licensed to preach. Admitted in 1878. He served 16 charges and two districts. He was given supernumerary relation in 1891, but held that relation only one year. This was the only gap in his service. He was a revivalist and many professions of conversion occurred under his preaching. He made friends easily, and was loved by those who knew him. He married July 13, 1881, Miss Frances Cecil. They had five children. He asked for the superannuate relation in 1926 and so continued to the end. He had lingering illness and died Oct. 27, 1933, in Newell's Sanatorium, Chattanooga, and was buried in Chattanooga. Kelly, William H.: Born Sept. 3, 1824, in Carter County, Tenn. Son of Vincent and Ann S. Kelly. Educated at Emory and Henry. Admitted 1848. Was in pastorate most of the time until 1883; was Agent for Martha Washington College; and served a period on Athens District. Served sixteen circuits and stations. Supernumerary from 1883 until 1894, when he took superannuate and so continued to the end of his days. Married March 25, 1843, Miss Elizabeth Carpenter, Washington County, Va. She died in 1863. A few years later, married Miss Rachel Graham. They had several children. He was always acceptable as a preacher. Active thirty-five years, retired twenty-eight years. He lived in comfort on a good farm a few miles east of Tazewell, Va. Died 1911 in eighty-sixth year, in home of his son at Bluefield, W. Va. Buried at Tazewell. Kendrick, William P.: Admitted 1820. His appointments were: Holston circuit, Abingdon, Carter's Valley, Greene, Knox, Florence and Huntsville. An extraordinary preacher, excelled by few in his day. Very successful in evangelism. Located in 1831. Engaged in politics. Became a chaplain in Confederate Army and died in that work. Kennedy, James L.: Born Dec. 31, 1857, at Strawberry Plains, Tenn. He was the son of Rev. James S. Kennedy and Melinda Stringfield Kennedy. His mother was a daughter of Rev. Thomas Stringfield who was a member of Holston Conference from 1816 to 1853. These three generations of Methodist preachers have spanned the years from 1816 to 1942, a period of one hundred and twenty-six years. The three combined have given one hundred and fifty-seven years to the itinerant ministry. The boyhood of James L. Kennedy was blessed by the exceptional culture and devotion of his scholarly father and cultured mother. He was educated at Weaverville College (N. C.) and Wofford College (S. C.). He was admitted to Holston Conference in 1878. He went as a missionary to Brazil in 1881 and continued in active work, as a missionary, for fifty-four years, retiring in 1935. He was twice married: (1) Miss Jennie Wallace, Knoxville, Tenn. They had three children. She died in 1913. (2) Miss Daisy Pyles of Brazil, in 1918. They had one child. After retirement he lived in Knoxville where their son was in college; but as the twilight began to fall they returned to the land to which he had gone as a youth of twenty-four. His last days were full of peace. He died in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Dec. 7, 1942, and was buried there.

Kennedy, James Skidmore: Born Dec. 31, 1826, in Madison County, Va. Traveled three hundred miles by stage to enter Emory and Henry College in 1846. Graduated there in 1849. Taught at Cleveland, Tenn., in 1849; and at Strawberry Plains (Tenn.) High School, in 1850; Principal Preparatory Department Randolph-Macon College in 1851. Licensed to preach at Emory and Henry in 1848. Admitted to Virginia Conference in 1852. Transferred to Holston Conference 1857, having been elected President of Strawberry Plains College, where he remained two years. Later President of Holston Female College for ten years and of Weaverville College for two years. Served stations and districts twentyseven years. Superannuated in 1898. Married Aug. 26, 1851, Miss Melinda Williams Stringfield, daughter of Rev. Thomas Stringfield. Ten children. One son (James L.) was a Methodist preacher and for fifty-four years a missionary in Brazil; two daughters, Fannie and Mollie, were also missionaries to Brazil. All others were active church members. Dr. Kennedy was recognized as one of the most scholarly men of Holston Conference. He received the degrees of A.B. and A.M., from Emory and Henry, and, in 1874, the degree of D.D., from Wofford College. He died Nov. 19, 1905, in the home of his son, Mr. E. M. Kennedy, Knoxville, Tenn. Mrs. Kennedy had died April 14, 1905. Both were buried in Old Gray Cemetery at Knoxville. He was a delegate to the General Conferences of 1866, 1874, 1882 and 1894. Kennedy, John H.: Born Aug. 16, 1848, near Morganton, Tenn. Son of Adams and Elizabeth McTeer Kennedy. His mother was a sister to Rev. John M. McTeer. Admitted 1872. Served on circuits nineteen years, with an average salary of $424.65 per annum; on districts five years, with an average salary of $852.95 per annum. Married Oct. 1, 1874, Miss Frances Elizabeth Bryan, Henry's Cross Roads, Sevier County, Tenn. She died April 3, 1912. A man of candor, courage, decision, alertness, aggressiveness, enthusiasm and punctuality, he was successful in building the church wherever he was sent. He was active and efficient to the very end of his days. Died Dec. 8, 1898, at Philadelphia, Tenn. Buried at Morristown. Kesterson, John: In Holston one year, 1819. Ketron, S. G.: Born June 12, 1854, at Bloomingdale, Tenn. He was educated at Kingsley Seminary and at Grant University. He was admitted to Holston Conference in 1881. His long ministry of more than fifty years was within the Johnson City District. He served for twelve years as the District Superintendent, in two terms. He was a powerful figure in the Conference. He was elected a delegate to the General Conference in 1892. It is said that he was a striking figure and was known to the body as "Uncle Sam Ketron." He retired in 1921, after forty years in the Conference, but continued his activities as an evangelist and as a supply pastor. He died April 30, 1936, at the Holston Community Hospital, Kingsport, Tenn., and was buried at Kingsport. Kincaid, Ayers: Born April 17, 1849, at Island Ford, Anderson County, Tenn. His parents were deeply religious. He followed in their ways from his youth. He often spoke of his mother's prayers. Admitted in 1872. Serving hard charges with meager compensation, he maintained a meek and gentle spirit, which won the affection and esteem of his people. Superannuated 1908. Married Oct. 16, 1878, Miss Sarah Elizabeth Paris. They had three children. His wife died Oct. 8, 1915. He died Aug. 21, 1917, at Chattanooga. Buried at Cleveland, Tenn. King, James: Admitted 1806. In Holston one year, 1809. Located 1810. King, Thomas A.: In Holston one year, 1811. King, William: In Holston one year, 1812.

Kinsland, William: Born Sept. 26, 1836, in Haywood County, N. C. Admitted to Holston Conference (South) in 1857. He transferred to the M. E. Church in 1867. He spent many years of faithful earnest service in the itinerant ministry in Holston Conference. Married Sept. 9, 1862, Miss Penelope West. Surviving him there were a son and three daughters. He was superannuated in 1900. He died Aug. 9, 1907, at his home in Grainger County, Tenn. He was buried at Joppa, Tenn. Kirby, Charles L.: Born July 7, 1875, at Oak Grove, Sevier County, Tenn. He was active as a song leader and Sunday school superintendent before he entered the ministry. He was admitted in 1907, and served fifteen charges in twenty-three years. He volunteered as a soldier in the war with Spain and served to the close of the war. He married Dec. 24, 1899, Miss Malinda Huffaker. They had nine children. He died Oct. 27, 1930, having just been appointed to Thorn Grove circuit. He was buried at Maryville, Tenn. Kirkpatrick, R. H.: Admitted 1823. In Holston two years, 1823-24. Kite, Rufus Walter: Born in Hawkins County, Tenn., July 27, 1858. Son of Hickman A. and Elizabeth Peck White Kite. Admitted 1884. Appointments: Mossy Creek, 2 years; Newport circuit, 4 years; Graham, Va., 1 year; Cleveland, Tenn., 1 year - 8 years. He was married Dec. 20, 1881, to Miss Elizabeth Walker Sturn, daughter of Frederick and Marie Louise Sturn, near Rogersville, Tenn. They had five children, two of whom died in infancy. He was notably devoted and useful. Superannuated 1892. He died March 22, 1894; and was buried at Bristol, Tenn. Kobler, John: Born Aug. 29, 1768, Culpepper County, Va. Admitted 1789. Presiding elder in Holston four years, 1793-94-95-96. Died July 26, 1843, at Fredericksburg, Va. Ladd, Milton: In Holston one year, 1808. Lakin, Benjamin: Born Aug. 23, 1767, Montgomery County, Md. Admitted 1795. In Holston one year, 1795-96. Located in 1798. Was active as local preacher in Great Revival. Died Feb. 5, 1849, Brown County, Ohio. Lambert, George L.: Born Nov. 28, 1877, at Rocky Gap, Bland County, Va. Son of William H. and Mary Linkous Lambert. Educated at Emory and Henry College, graduating in 1906. Licensed to preach July 26, 1902. Admitted 1905. Served ten charges in eighteen years. Modest and unassuming, his true worth was not at once recognized, but he came to be known as a preacher of understanding and power. Married Feb. 19, 1907, Miss Lilly Doss, Abingdon, Va. They had two children, a son and a daughter. Their home life was notably beautiful and harmonious. His death was tragic. He had just returned home after a few days' absence; and took his family out for a drive. In some unaccountable way his car left the road and plunged into a ravine and he was killed instantly, the family escaping with serious injury. Died July 7, 1924, at Welch, W. Va., where he was pastor. He was buried at Emory, Va. Lambert, Jeremiah: First Methodist preacher sent to Holston. His home was in New Jersey. He was admitted into the traveling connection at Choptank, Del., in 1781. He traveled the circuits of Talbott, Brunswick, Holston (1783), Philadelphia and Antigua (West Indies). He was six years an itinerant preacher. Without classical learning, he was, nevertheless, a most useful man, of sound judgment, clear understanding, good gifts and genuine piety. He died in 1786. Lambuth, William: Born in Hanover County, Va., 1765. Admitted 1795. In Holston (Greene circuit), 1799-1800. Married Miss Elizabeth Greenhaw. He located and continued as a local preacher until his death in 1837. His eldest son was for many years a useful preacher in the Mississippi Conference; his grandson, John W. Lambuth, was a pioneer missionary in China; his great-grandson,

Walter R. Lambuth, born in China, was a useful worker with his father in that field, and with his father, founder of the mission work of his church in Japan, and was for many years Missionary Secretary of the M. E. Church, South, and was elected Bishop in 1910, and, afterwards, founded the mission in Africa. Lasley, Thomas: Born March 31, 1782, in Virginia. Son of Manoah Lasley. Admitted in 1804. In Holston one year, 1804. Ill health forced location. Married Miss Susan Ambrose in 1810. Died Jan. 27, 1857, at home of son-in-law, Mr. M. McMillan, in McMinnville, Tenn. Lawson, James D.: Born in Tuchaleechee Cove, Tenn., Jan. 12, 1826. Son of Howell and Polly Byrd Lawson. He professed faith in Christ Oct. 6, 1846, and joined the M. E. Church, South, and was appointed class leader. He was ordained local deacon in Holston Conference in 1858 by Bishop J. O. Andrew, and was ordained local elder in 1869 by Bishop Matthew Simpson. He was admitted to Holston, M. E., in 1868. His first appointment was Sevierville circuit. He was a great revivalist and saw hundreds of conversions year after year. He was very popular. When it was known that he was to preach the house would be full. He rode horseback more than forty thousand miles in his circuit work. He was again on Sevierville circuit in 1872 and in 1876; on Little River in 1869 and in 1873; on Fair Garden in 1880-1-2; on Maryville 1877-78-79; and on New Market in 1874. All of these circuits were either in Sevier County or within easy horseback reach of his home. He was in actual charge in circuits for twelve years. He was supernumerary in 1871 and in 1875; and he was supernumerary from 1882 to 1896; this was a total of sixteen years, but those sixteen years were not years of idleness. From his home in Wier's Valley he ranged constantly over the fields where he had won a place of leadership and usefulness. He married Feb. 23, 1860, Miss Hettie Evaline Morton, born Feb. 23, 1840, in Blount County, Tenn. They had five daughters and four sons. She outlived her husband twenty-seven years. At the time of her death, Sept. 23, 1933, she was ninety-three years and seven months old. Along with his work as a preacher he was so full of energy, push and frugality, that he accumulated considerable property. He superannuated in 1897. He died Nov. 15, 1906, and was buried in Wier's Valley, Sevier County, Tenn. Lawton, Daniel Bradley: Born June 5, 1814, in Western New York. Admitted into Black River Conference in 1836. He spent only a few years of active service in Holston and was not well known to many of its ministers. For many years he was a great sufferer. He was a man of heroic faith and courage. He died at Keuka, Fla., May 12, 1896, and was buried at Interlachen, Fla. Leach, John: Admitted to Pittsburgh Conference in 1826. He had been a superannuate in Holston Conference for several years. Died in 1873. Lee, Barron Wells: Born Sept. 11, 1872, at Hendersonville, N. C. Son of Thomas J. and Virginia Wells Lee. Educated at Emory and Henry College. Admitted 1898. During twenty-one active years he served seven charges. "There was a quality of sincerity and earnestness in his preaching which arrested the attention and inspired the faith of his hearers." He married Miss Annie Parkinson in 1904. They had two children. He superannuated in 1919, because of illness, which continued until his death. He died in the hospital at Knoxville, March 14, 1937, and was buried at Knoxville. Leonard, Issac B.: Born July 7, 1867, at Wallace, Va. Admitted to the Virginia Conference in 1901. He came with the Virginia territory to Holston Conference in 1906, and between that date and 1935 he served eleven charges. He married Miss Sarah Leonard Oct. 29, 1891. He superannuated in 1936. He died March 16, 1939, at his home in Greeneville, Tenn., and was buried there. Leslie, Robert Lee: Born Sept. 21, 1870, in Wythe County, Va. He was admitted to the Virginia Conference in 1896 and served seven charges there. He was transferred to Holston in 1907. Except for two years (1914-1916), he was active until 1919. He married Miss Mary Currin on March 17, 1898.

They had seven children. He superannuated in 1919, but he was busy as long as life lasted. He died Feb. 1, 1939, at his home in Inskip. He was buried at Brookwater Cemetery, Knoxville. Lewis, Isaac: Born Jan. 29, 1801, Abingdon, Va. Admitted 1822. After five years he became supernumerary and located in 1832. Pastor of Knoxville Station 1827. Married Jan., 1829, Miss Eleanor Kinney Thatcher. His decendants have been leaders in church and civic life in Knoxville. While pastor at Abingdon in 1825. Mr. Lewis preached the funeral sermon of Madam Russell. He was for thirty-two years a venerated and useful local preacher. Died Jan. 16, 1864, in his home at Knoxville. Light, George C.: Born Feb. 28, 1875, in Westmoreland County, Va. Admitted in 1805. In Holston two years, 1805-6-7. Located in 1809. Readmitted in 1821. Died at home of Dr. C. K. Marshall, Vicksburg, Miss., after 1859. Lindsay, Isaac: Admitted 1808. In Holston one year, 1808. Lindsay, John: In Holston one year, 1794-95. Little, Joshua Boring: Born Feb. 7, 1826, where Johnson City now stands. Educated at Strawberry Plains School. He was six feet and six inches tall, erect and graceful, a commanding figure. Admitted to Holston Conference (South) in 1852. He united with the Methodist Episcopal Church in Holston Conference in 1865. He was for fifty-seven years a Methodist itinerant. He married Sept. 27, 1854, Miss Olivia Moss Kincaid, Fincastle, Tenn. They had thirteen children, one of whom Helen, married Rev. J. P. Morton. He was in continuous work as pastor and presiding elder for twenty years, then he was supernumerary (1884) for one year. This was followed by two years as pastor. He was again supernumerary, 1887 to 1891, when he was superannuated and finished his days in that relation. He died June 29, 1909, at his home near Fincastle, Tenn., and was buried there. Locke, George: Born June 8, 1797, in Cannonstown, Pa. Son of David and Nancy Locke. Admitted 1818. In Holston two years, 1818 and 1819. Located in Ohio Conference. Readmitted 1822. Transferred to Illinois Conference 1825. Died in 1834 as result of exposure in crossing Wabash River. Lockett, David: In Holston one year, 1790-91. Logan, James C.: Born April 10, 1859, at Tullahoma, Tenn. He studied at Emory and Henry College and Vanderbilt University. He had been a local preacher for some years before he was admitted to the Conference in 1904. He served eight charges. He married July 9, 1893, Miss Bessie Wells of Hot Springs, N. C. They had five children. He retired in 1939, at eighty years of age. He died March 16, 1941, at Bristol, Tenn., and was buried there. Long, C. S.: Born Jan. 3, 1850, in McMinn County, Tenn. Son of Rev. William R. and Sarah Elizabeth Long. Educated at East Tennessee University. Admitted 1875. In March, 1880, he was appointed as a missionary to Japan, at Nagasaki. He founded Cobleigh Seminary; and had begun the work of translating the Bible into Japanese, when his health failed. He married Miss Flora Smith, daughter of Rev. William Smith, of New York Conference, in 1879. He died in 1890; and was buried at Athens, Tenn. Long, Carroll: Born Nov. 26, 1833, in McMinn County, Tenn. Son of Jimmie and Nancy Reynolds Long, McMinn County Tenn. He was a brother of Rev. William R. Long. Admitted 1845. Did a great deal of circuit, station and district work, and was well known in every part of Holston Conference. He was regarded as one of the safest counselors of his day in the Conference. Married Miss Nancy S. Oury, 1852, Newbern, Va. Died May 22, 1878, in the house in which he was born. Buried at Wesleyana, Tenn. Delegate to General Conference 1870 and 1874.

Long, James Rufus: Brother of William R. and Carroll Long. Admitted to Holston Conference in 1851. Was transferred to Western North Carolina Conference in 1890 and died in that Conference. Part of the farm on which he lived is now a part of the grounds of Lake Junaluska. The parents of Rev. William R. Long, Rev. Carroll Long and Rev. James Rufus Long, were Jimmie Long and his wife, Nancy Reynolds Long. They moved from Hawkins County, Tenn., to McMinn County, Tenn., and lived near Wesleyana Methodist Church. From 1844, when William R. Long joined Holston Conference, there has been a descendant of this family in the active itinerant membership of Holston Conference. The present descendants are: Rev. E. A. Shugart, a grandson of Jimmie and Nancy Long, through Polly Harriet, their youngest daughter, who married Will Y. Shugart; and Rev. James A. Shugart, a son of Rev. E. A. Shugart. This is supposed to be the longest lineal record of any family in the traveling connection in Holston Conference. Long, Samuel Dismukes: Born July 24, 1859, at Verona, Miss. He graduated at the University of Tennessee in 1880 and attended Vanderbilt University in 1881. Transferred to Holston Conference in 1891, but the transfer was announced in 1892. He served charges with efficiency and success in Mississippi, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia; twenty-one years as presiding elder, in five districts, one of which, Chattanooga, he served twice; he served fifteen years as President of Martha Washington College, doing what was probably his outstanding work. He did not strive for popularity as a preacher but was a very lucid and edifying pulpit and platform speaker. Those who did not know him well sometimes thought him abrupt and even gruff, but those who knew him well came to observe that he had unusual capacity for friendship. Few men had more, or warmer, friends in every part of Holston Conference. Because of his superior judgment of men, and ability to inspire them to their best efforts, he excelled as a presiding elder. He was twice married: (1) Miss Lillie Sawyers, Dec., 1883. They had one son. She died Feb. 6, 1897. (2) Miss Josie Peck, of Pearisburg, Va., Oct. 18, 1899. The marriage ceremony was performed by Bishop A. W. Wilson and Dr. Bolling Hobson, pastor of the Presbyterian Church. They had one daughter. His last work as presiding elder terminated, he was appointed to Wise, Va. His service there lasted for less than a year. He died Sept. 15, 1934, at Wise. He was buried at Bristol, Va. Long, William Reynolds: Born in 1819. He was an elder brother of Rev. Carroll Long. Admitted to Holston Conference in 1844. He became a member of Holston Conference of the M. E. Church when it was organized in 1865. He was twice married: (1) In 1847, Miss Sarah Elizabeth Atlee, Athens, Tenn. They had twelve children "all of whom lived to be grown and to be married." (2) In 1894, Miss Carrie E. Donaldson. He superannuated in 1891. "His influence is a part of the history of Holston Conference." He died May 23, 1906, He was buried at Athens, Tenn. Lotspeich, Ralph: Son of Christopher Lotspeich, who came from Germany to Virginia, and settled in Culpepper County and afterwards came to Greene County. Admitted in 1802. He traveled in Ohio and Kentucky and was in Holston two years: French Broad in 1805, and Holston in 1806. Died June 15, 1813. Lowry, Joseph E.: Born May 11, 1868, at Madisonville, Tenn. Son of Hugh Kelso and Isabella Cook Lowry. Educated at Hiwassee College. Admitted 1888. He was pastor twenty-four years and President of Hiwassee College thirteen years. A man of love, he was everywhere loved; a sympathetic pastor and a thoughtful and earnest preacher. Many young men and women were inspired and helped to go to Hiwassee College by his tactful counsel. He married July 19, 1892, Miss Cordelia Ault. They had five children. He superannuated in 1935. He died Jan. 27, 1937, at Knoxville, Tenn., and was buried there.

Lyons, Edward F.: Born June 6, 1836, Knoxville, Tenn. Son of Daniel and Sybella Lonas Lyons. No record of his admission to the Conference has been found. The earliest mention of his name is found in the appointments for 1870, when he was assigned to Kingston circuit. In 1871 he was given supernumerary relations and continued thus until 1873, when he was appointed to Mabry Street and City Mission, Knoxville. His death was reported in 1874, but the date is not given. Buried in Knoxville. His widow died April 5, 1912. A younger brother, J. A. Lyons, entered Holston Conference in 1875 and lived until 1929. Another brother, W. L. Lyons, was one of the most useful laymen of Knoxville, where he belonged to Church Street Church. Lyons, James A.: Born July 3, 1845, in Knoxville, Tenn. Son of Daniel and Sybella Lonas Lyons, whose home was an institution of Christian nurture. Was educated in the public schools of Knoxville. Served in Confederate Army. Entered East Tennessee University in 1867, but poor health forbade more than one year in the University. He engaged successfully in the jewelry business. His call to preach came while attending a great revival in the First Presbyterian Church, conducted by Rev. George A. Caldwell. While superintending the Sunday school at Church Street he was licensed to preach April 30, 1870. He was admitted to Holston Conference in 1875. He gave fifty-three years to the ministry: active work thirty-six years; supernumerary thirteen; and superannuate four years. He served twelve pastoral charges, one district, was editor of the Conference paper and for several years Conference Sunday School Secretary. His greatest work was done as writer and administrator in Sunday school work. He wrote The Sunday School and Its Work, the first book of its kind published in the South. He was twice married: (1) Miss Margaret Lenoir, March 6, 1884. They had two children. She died in 1892. (2) Miss Jennie Buchanan, Glade Spring, Va., April 6, 1901. Superannuated 1924. Always a frail man, he suffered long and painfully during his last years; but was cheerful and patient to the end. After 1911 he lived at Keywood, Va., and there the end came, Feb. 18, 1929. He was buried in Old Gray Cemetery at Knoxville. Maddin, Thomas: Born Feb. 13, 1796, Philadelphia. Admitted 1818. In Holston one year, 1823. Located 1826. Readmitted 1837. All in Tennessee Conference. Mahoney, James: Born Dec. 10, 1828, in Washington County, Tenn. Admitted 1859, and was effective, without a break, for forty-two years and served circuits in Tennessee, Virginia and North Carolina. He loved, and was venerated and loved by, his brethren. He withdrew from Holston Conference, South, in 1865, and went to the Holston, North. He was appointed to Newport. He was readmitted to Holston Conference, South, in 1867. He may have been confused as to which church; but he was not confused about preaching the gospel. He kept straight at it. Married, "when not quite twenty years old," Miss Maria McCall, May 7, 1848. They had nine children. A man most faithful in all things. He bought a home at Wallace, Va., and lived there after superannuation. Died March 28, 1907. Buried at Wallace, Va. Maiden, George Allen: Born Sept. 26, 1851, in Washington County, Va. He was the son of Daniel W. and Elizabeth Logan Maiden. He studied at Emory and Henry College. He was admitted into Holston Conference in 1877. He was in active work until 1913. From the first year until the last he was active and efficient as pastor and as presiding elder. He served three districts. He married March 4, 1880, Miss Anna Amelia Warren. They had five children. She died March 31, 1929. He became supernumerary in 1913 and superannuate in 1923. He died in his home in Abingdon, Va., on Sept. 25, 1941, lacking but one day of being ninety years of age. He was buried at Emory, Va. Maiden, John Milton: Born Dec. 4, 1854, in Washington County, Va. Son of William M. and Rebecca Maiden. Completed junior year at Emory and Henry College. Taught for some years in public schools. Converted at sixteen. Licensed to preach Sept. 23, 1876. Admitted 1891. An effective preacher for eighteen years. Superannuated 1908. Serving large charges on small salaries, he yet managed to

educate his children. Married March 23, 1883, Miss Sarah J. Grubb. They had eight children. Died April 17, 1818, in Washington County, Va. Buried at Emory, Va. Malone, Benjamin: In Holston one year, 1813. Malone, John Wesley: Born July 10, 1856, at Atlanta, Ga. Son of Rev. J. D. and Mrs. Mary Malone. Educated at Hiwassee College and Vanderbilt University. Admitted to North Mississippi Conference in 1885 and was in the pastorate until 1894. In 1894 he took the Presidency of Grenada College where he served five years. In 1899 he accepted the Presidency of Woman's College, Oxford, Miss., and continued there for three years. In 1902 he transferred to South Georgia Conference and returned to the pastorate for four years. In 1906 he was elected President of Andrew College, where he continued for twelve years. Transferred to Holston Conference 1918 and became President of Centenary College. Here he served for nine years. His last year of active service was as pastor at Rural Retreat, Va. This was his forty-third year in the ministry. Married June 15, 1887, Miss Lillian Kemp, Holly Springs, Miss. They had eight children. He was superannuated in 1828. Died Aug. 16, 1930, at Cleveland, Tenn. Buried at Grenada, Miss. Manker, John Jenkins: Born Dec. 24, 1839, in Fincastle, Ohio. He was the son of Rev. John and Sarah Wright Manker. He entered Ohio Wesleyan University in 1858, and before finishing his course he enlisted as a Federal soldier, serving four years and rising to a lieutenancy. He was admitted to Holston Conference in 1866. He was early recognized as a man of marked ability, and soon came to be a trusted leader in every important enterprise of Holston Conference. As pastor, presiding elder, professor and financial agent he gave himself unsparingly to whatever work he was called to do. These various activities occupied his time for thirty-eight years. Then, in 1904, he was called to the office of Editor of the Methodist Advocate Journal. He soon came to be accounted one of the most useful editors in the connection and his stature grew to the last hour of his life. He became thoroughly identified not only with Holston Conference but with the entire Methodist Church in the South. He was twice married: (1) Miss Julia Tarbell, Ripley, Ohio, in 1863. (2) Miss Ida Kirk, Chattanooga, 1891. He is survived by four children. He was elected a delegate to the General Conferences of 1876, 1884, 1900 and 1916. While attending the General Conference of 1916, at Saratoga Springs, he was addressing the Committee on Book Concern, in behalf of the Church press, when the end came. He died, thus, May 16, 1916. He was brought to Chattanooga and buried in Forest Hills Cemetery. Mann, John W.: Born Aug. 9, 1835, at Waynesville, N. C. Admitted in 1857. His first appointment was that of junior preacher on Waynesville circuit. After one year he came to East Tennessee, where he lived and labored for forty years. He served important stations for many years and was for nine years presiding elder. He was one of the organizers of Holston Conference of the M. E. Church in 1865. He was elected to the General Conference of 1880. "For many years he never went into the pulpit without first having committed every word of hymn and sermon and prayer he was to utter." He married Aug., 1861, Miss Belle J. Winton, a cousin of Rev. Wiley B. Winton. They had two children. He was long in feeble health; and, in 1895, asked for the superannuate relation, which was granted. His health then declined rapidly. He died May 30, 1897, and was buried in Old Gray Cemetery in Knoxville. Manson, William: Admitted 1816. In Holston serving circuits and Asheville District. Expelled from Church in 1842. Later untied with Methodist Protestant Church and died in that Church. Marsh, Edward Waverly: Born Nov. 27, 1847, in Rhea County, Tenn. Admitted in 1869. Health gave way at the close of his fourth year and he died of pulmonary consumption, March 4, 1874. Buried in Rhea County, Tenn.

Marshall, Lewis W.: Admitted 1818. In Holston 1821 to 1824. Located in 1824. Readmitted 1832. Was presiding elder of Greeneville District four years and Knoxville District one year. Six years secretary of Conference. Located 1837. Later united with Wichita Conference and died there in 1862. Marshall, W. A.: Born in Hawkins County, Tenn., about 1818. He was licensed to preach in 1855. Admitted (M. E.) 1869. Not able to attend Conference in 1871, he reported having received thirtyfive on probation, forty into full connection, and baptism of seven adults and forty-two infants. He was married and had five children. He died Sept. 29, 1871, near Murphy, N. C., and was buried at Klontz Chapel, Clay County, N. C. Martin, Burton M.: Born Oct. 5, 1866, in McMinn County, Tenn. He was educated at Haysville College, Grant University and Theological School. He was admitted in 1894. He served important pastoral charges, was district superintendent, agent of Preacher's Aid Society and Centenary Area Secretary. In all of these places of responsibility he showed the same unfailing courage, devotion and ability. He was elected a delegate to the General Conference of 1906. His alma mater conferred upon him the degree of Doctor of Divinity. He married May 27, 1896, Miss Zona Haggard. He died May 30, 1924. He was buried in Chattanooga, Tenn. Martin, George: Born Feb. 10, 1821, in Wythe County, Va. Admitted 1863. A faithful and popular pastor. Married 1845, Miss Rebecca Perkins, Grayson County, Va. She died in 1857 and he married in 1860, Miss N. J. Cox, Sullivan County, Tenn. Died April 11, 1875, Bakersville, N. C., and was buried there. Martin, Mitchell: Admitted 1837. Died in 1840, while on Cleveland circuit and was buried at Charleston, Tenn. Martin, William Anderson: Born May 16, 1869, in Carroll County, Ga. He professed faith in Christ at the age of eight; and was licensed to preach at sixteen. Admitted into the Georgia Conference in 1893. He transferred to Holston Conference in 1912, and served four charges. "To preach with him was an absorbing desire." He was twice married: (1) Aug. 15, 1888, Miss Hattie Holt. They had four children, one of whom, Rev. William C. Martin, is a member of Holston Conference. (2) In 1893, Miss Addie Wilson. They had one child. He died June 22, 1920, at the home of his son, Rev. W. C. Martin, at Rockwood, Tenn. Mastin, Jeremiah: Admitted 1785. In Holston two years, 1787, 1789. McClure, Arthur: Born Feb. 16, 1801, in East Tennessee. Admitted 1822. In Holston 1822. Died Sept. 26, 1825. McCracken, David: Born Oct. 14, 1855, in Washington County, Va. Attended school at Castlewood, Russell County, Va., and there became a lifelong friend of Eugene Blake. Admitted 1879. After entering the Conference, he spent one year at Hiwassee College. Served twenty-one charges in thirty years. A self-sacrificing and laborious man. Became supernumerary in 1909. Superannuate in 1917. Twice married: (1) Miss Virginia Harriet Stover, Oct. 1887; (2) Tabitha Russell, Nov. 30, 1910, of Scott County, Va. After forty-three years in Holston Conference, he died in his 67 th year on Feb. 4, 1922, at Clinton, Tenn., and was buried there. McDowell, Robert T.: Born May 11, 1855, in Tazewell County, Va. He was educated in the local schools. He grew up in the neighborhood of Bluestone Camp Ground. He was admitted into Holston Conference in 1883. He served eighteen charges and was for several years appointed as a district evangelist. For more than twenty-five years he lived at Bristol, and served several charges there. He was fervently evangelistic in his preaching. He married Miss Nannie E. Summers, Tazewell County, Va.

They had nine children. She died April 3, 1934. He superannuated in 1935. He died at his home in Bristol, Feb. 19, 1941, and was buried in Bristol. McFarland, Lawrence Walton: Born Oct. 10, 1895, in Tazewell County, Va. Son of Jacob and Darthula Frye McFarland. Educated at Hiwassee College and Emory and Henry College. Converted at twelve. While in the United States Army, in 1918, he decided to preach. Admitted in 1925. One year as a student; six years in two charges, was the term of his service. He gave promise of great usefulness. Married June 5, 1928, Miss Hattie Kate Hart, Scott County, Va. They had three children. While attending Pastors' School he was stricken with appendicitis and died Sept. 2, 1932, in George Ben Johnson Hospital, Abingdon, Va. Buried at Emory, Va. McGhee, J. W.: Born June 24, 1852, in Macon County, N. C. Admitted in 1866. He served twelve charges in Holston. In 1907 he transferred to the Oklahoma Conference. He superannuated in 1911. He was twice married: (1) Miss Nannie L. Long, daughter of Rev. W. R. Long. They had three children. There were five children by the second marriage. He died Aug. 7, 1926, at his home in Knoxville, and was buried there. McGhee, John: Admitted in 1788. In Holston one year, 1790-91. Active in origin of Camp Meetings; and in Great Revival of 1800. McGhee, Joseph L.: Born June 6, 1844. Admitted 1869. A victim of tuberculosis, he was only four years in itinerant work. Married Miss Cosart: one son, Joseph McGhee, honored, in 1942, as a Doctor of Laws, by Emory and Henry College. Died Sept. 18, 1873, at father's home, Smythe County, Va. Buried at Sweetwater, Tenn. McGhee, Silas Andrew: Born Feb. 12, 1878, near Canton, N. C. Son of George Ira and Sallie Mosser McGhee. Educated in public schools and Waynesville Academy. Licensed to preach Dec. 6, 1899; and served as a missionary to the Cherokee Indians for two years. After this he united with the United Brethren Church and served a pastorate of four years in Greene County, Tenn. Admitted in orders in 1910. Served eight charges and one year as evangelist in nineteen years. A successful evangelist pastor; paid old church debts, built churches and parsonages. An acceptable preacher wherever he was sent. Married July 1, 1904, Miss Sarah Henry, Newport, Tenn. They had two sons. Death came unexpectedly. He returned home from Conference at Chattanooga on Monday and died the following Sunday, Oct. 14, 1929, in the parsonage at Pennington Gap, Va., to which he had been returned for the third year. Buried at Emory, Va. McHenry, Barnabas: Born in North Carolina, Dec. 6, 1767. Father moved to Rich Valley, Washington County, Va., when he was eight years old. Admitted 1787. The first to be admitted west of Alleghenies. Presiding elder in Holston one year, 1792-93. Became a great leader in Kentucky. Died 1833. McKendree, William: Born July 6, 1757, in King William County, Va. Son of John and Mary McKendree, both of Scotch ancestry. Admitted, without license to preach or recommendation, in 1788. Accompanied Asbury to the West in 1800. Presiding elder of Kentucky-Holston District 1800-1801. Leader in Great Revival in the West. Elected Bishop 1808. One of the greatest Bishops of the Methodist Church. Died at the home of his brother, Dr. James McKendree, in Sumner County, Tenn., March 5, 1835. McKenzie, Hiram Wills: Born Aug. 5, 1855, at Kingsport, Tenn. Son of John W. and Mary Ann McKenzie. He attended school at Kingsley Seminary at Bloomingdale. Admitted in 1889. He served without a break until 1917. He was twice married: (1) Miss Alice Aesque in 1879. They had two

children. (2) Miss Elizabeth Cassada in 1890. They had eight children. He superannuated in 1917. He died April 11, 1928. He was buried in Carter's Valley, Tenn. McPhail, Hugh: In Holston one year, 1816. McPherson, Stephen Thompson Mason: Born Feb. 2, 1847, at Leesburg, Loudon County, Va. Son of Col. James D. and Julia A. Nixon McPherson. When he was six his parents moved to Rhea County, Tenn. He secured his education at Rhea Springs Academy, where he was probably under the influence of Rev. T. K. Munsey. He was converted Feb. 5, 1865; and was licensed to preach in Jan., 1872. Admitted 1872. As an effective preacher he served twenty charges, one year as a junior preacher, and two as Financial Agent of Martha Washington College. He had twenty-nine different assignments in fifty-one years. For three years he received less than $100.00 per year; for fifteen years the annual compensation averaged $254.63; for the forty-nine years that he served as pastor, the average was $561.12. The largest salary of any year of his ministry was received the last year of his effective service $1,142.00. His preaching was sound, instructive and hortatory; he excelled as a pastor. He was always cheerful. He had lost a hand in early life, but no one ever thought of him as a cripple. He was loved by all who knew him. He was married July 18, 1876, to Miss Victoria Carden. They had three daughters. He was superannuated in 1923, and lived in his own home at Bristol, Tenn. He died, suddenly, April 30, 1928, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Blanche Brownlow, Abingdon, Va. He was buried in Bristol. McTeer, John Montgomery: Born May 3, 1824, Loudon County, Tenn. His parents were Presbyterians. He studied at Maryville College. Licensed to preach Feb. 23, 1847, and immediately appointed as a supply. Admitted 1847. Appointed presiding elder in 1858 and served in that office for twenty-three years. A popular preacher and singer. Price, the Conference Historian, says: "By his diplomacy he ruled bishops and preachers." He was the most powerful figure in Holston Conference for several years, but his power waned in latter years. Elected a delegate to General Conference 1862, 1866, 1870, 1874 and 1882. Superannuated 1881. Married three times: In 1850 to Miss Eliza Kelly, Jonesboro, Tenn.; in 1857 to Mrs. Frances Piper, Wythe County, Va.; later to Miss Fannie Hatcher, Rockbridge County, Va. Died Nov. 28, 1892, Wytheville, Va., and was buried there. Mead, Stith: Born 1767, Bedford County, Va. Admitted 1792. In Holston one year, 1793-94. Last years in Georgia. Menefee, John: In Holston one year, 1813. Milburn, Joseph: Born Jan. 23, 1800, in Greene County, Tenn. He was the brother of Rev. William Milburn. He married Mary Milburn, who was his first cousin, in 1821. Rev. Joseph P. Milburn was their son. Joseph Milburn was an exhorter and later a local preacher for many years. He was admitted in 1855. When Holston Conference of the M. E. Church was organized in 1865 he entered that Conference in his fifty-sixth year. "His Christianity was illustrated by a life of earnest, devoted piety. His life was useful and beautiful; and his death was grand." He ceased at once to work and live on Jan. 8, 1873. He was buried at Milburntown, Greene County, Tenn. Milburn, Joseph P.: Born Feb. 5, 1832, in Greene County, Tenn. He was a son of Rev. Joseph Milburn and a nephew of Rev. William Milburn. He was converted at ten. Licensed to preach in '55 or '56. He preached for several years as a local preacher. Admitted to Holston (South) in 1861, but in the troubled times of the war he did but little as an itinerant preacher. He became a member of the M. E. Conference in 1865 and filled a number of important charges. He married Miss Amanda Wells in Sullivan County, Tenn. They had four children. Became supernumerary in 1876, but preached as his health would permit. He had expected to take active work in 1886, but about a month before Conference he became ill away from home and died. He was buried in Greene County, Tenn.

Milburn, William: Born Sept. 16, 1797, near Winchester, Va. Brother of Rev. Joseph Milburn. Licensed to preach 1827 and "spent most of his time till 1843 in holding protracted meetings." Admitted in 1845 and served ten charges in the Southern Church. He was one of the loyal Union preachers who were expelled by the Southern Conference in 1862. He entered the M. E. Conference, upon its organization in 1865. In 1867 he was appointed Presiding Elder of Abingdon District, which was subsequently transferred to the Virginia Conference. He married Martha Faw in 1818. He continued in active work until stricken with paralysis in 1875. After painful and protracted illness he died Sept. 22, 1877, and was buried at Miburntown, Greene County, Tenn. He served as Chaplain of the 8 th Tennessee Cavalry Volunteers during the war. Miles, George W.: Born Jan. 27, 1829, in Grainger County, Tenn. This is the statement made by Dr. Hoss in his memoir. Dr. Price gives the date Jan. 28, 1828; and the place Cross Anchor, Laurens County, S. C. He intended to study law. Was well read and a strong preacher despite a slight impediment of speech. Admitted 1855. Filled circuits, stations and districts; and succeeded well in all of them. Was gifted and successful as an administrator of far-seeing vision. Married Dec. 23, 1851, Miss Rebecca Austin. A daughter married Dr. D. S. Hearon. A son, George W. Miles, Jr., was for many years a distinguished educator. Died Sept. 16, 1892, at Bristol, Tenn., after three years as superannuate. He was buried at Marion, Va. Miller, Charles K.: Born Sept. 7, 1832, Walker's Creek, Bland County, Va. Son of Charles and Mary McNeil Miller. Licensed to preach Dec. 5, 1857. Admitted 1862. Served eight charges in twentytwo years. Superannuated 1884 and was superannuate for twenty-nine years. Married May 5, 1865, Miss Amanda Young of Grayson County, Va. They had six children. Died Dec. 31, 1913, at his home, Rural Retreat, Va., and was buried there. Miller, Charles W.: Born Nov. 13, 1859, in Monroe County, Ala. He was the son of K. S. and Sarah Ann Morris Miller. Educated at Andrew Seminary and East Tennessee Wesleyan University. Admitted to Alabama Conference in 1886. He went to South America as a missionary. After a few years he returned to the United States because of his wife's health. He was for several years a happy missionary in his charges in Holston Conference. He married Miss Mary Elizabeth Woodson in Campbell County, Tenn., who died a few years before the death of her husband. He died Aug. 18, 1941, and was buried at Fincastle Methodist Church, Campbell County, Tenn. Miller, Samuel A.: Born in Washington County, Tenn. Admitted 1836. Located 1847; readmitted 1861. Married Miss Walls of Hancock County, Tenn., in 1847, who, with several children, preceded him in death. Died Jan. 11, 1863, at the home of Mr. William Carnes, Lee County, Va., and was buried there. Miller, William C.: Born Jan. 9, 1852, at Coker Creek, Monroe County, Tenn. Son of Samuel and Malinda Jane Miller. He was admitted in 1882. He served as pastor and presiding elder, without a break, for thirty years. In every position in the Conference, to which he was assigned, he did his work with painstaking care and fidelity. He was twice married: (1) In 1870, to Miss Parthenia Bane. They had four children. (2) In 1890, to Miss Agnes Wilson. They had one child. He died June 18, 1912, in the parsonage at Lonsdale, Knoxville, and was buried at Knoxville. Milligan, Thomas: Admitted 1798. In Holston six years, 1802-3-4-5-6 and 1808 and served six circuits. Among the longest terms in ministry of that period. Mitchell, Charles: Born Feb. 28, 1814. Admitted 1851. Married. Died 1858. Buried in Carroll County, Va.

Mitchell, James Anderson: Born April 9, 1865, near Knoxville. He was admitted to the Alabama Conference in 1895 and served in that Conference until 1902. He transferred to Holston Conference in 1903. During his ministry of forty-five years he was pastor of more than twenty churches. He was superintendent of Chattanooga District for eight years. He was the friend of young ministers. He superannuated in 1933, and identified himself with the Second Church in Knoxville. He died March 19, 1936, at his home in Knoxville and was buried in Knoxville. Mitchell, William Drayton: Born Nov. 20, 1844, in Tazewell County, Va. Son of Rev. Charles Mitchell. Educated in public schools. A soldier in the Confederate Army, he spent some months in prison. Soon after his return from the Army he was licensed to preach. Admitted 1868. He served as a pastor in Tennessee ten years; in North Carolina five years; and in Virginia eighteen years. He built fifteen churches. The largest salary he received was $600.00, while the average for all these years was $450.00. Yet he managed to send his children to college. He believed in and professed sanctification. Married Sept. 17, 1872, Miss Mary Rebecca Burkey, Greene County, Tenn. They lived in happy wedlock more than fifty-two years. She preceded him in death three years. They had five children. Superannuated 1902 and spent the years of retirement in his home at Radford, Va. Here he died June 23, 1927. Buried at Radford. Monroe, Marion H.: Born June 29, 1855, in Georgia. He was converted at twelve and began preaching at fourteen, although he was not licensed to preach until 1875. He graduated from Grant University at Athens, Tenn. Admitted in 1886 and was in active work until 1919, when he rested for one year. He was twice married: (1) Miss Sarah Louisa Self, July, 1879. They had one child. (2) Miss Mary Annie Kyker, in 1884. They had five children. He superannuated in 1920. He died June 19, 1926, at his home in Andersonville, Tenn., and was buried there. Moore, Enoch W.: Born Aug. 20, 1833, in Russell County, Va. Son of Dr. William and Mary Moore. He educated himself by alternately attending and teaching school. Admitted in 1860. Did fortyfour years of work in the Conference: twenty-eight years on circuits and sixteen as presiding elder. A man of unusual gifts, mental and moral; a preacher of great power and irreproachable integrity. Married Sept. 22, 1861, Miss Laura Weaver of Cocke County, Tenn. Died Aug. 6, 1904, at Independence, Va. He was buried there. Moore, Mark: In Holston one year, 1786. Entered traveling connection in 1786. Located in 1820. Lived for a time after location between Knoxville and Maryville, Tenn. Moore, Nathaniel: In Holston with Jeremiah Mastin, 1787. They had a net gain of 200 (80 per cent). Moore, Ransom: Admitted 1849. Died 1850. Morris, Edward: In Holston one year, 1788-89. Morris, Jesse Williams: Born Feb. 28, 1877, at Fancy Gap, Va. He taught for several years in the public schools of Carroll County, Va. Admitted 1913. He served nine charges in ten years of active service. He gave diligent attention to every detail of his work. He married Dec. 27, 1899, Miss Matilda C. Combs. They had seven children. He had been in ill health for a short time, but his death was sudden and unexpected. He died Sept. 3, 1938, in the parsonage at Cripple Creek, Va., and was buried at Galax, Va. Morris, Richard: In Holston 1821.

Morrison, Benjamin M.: Born Sept. 14, 1869, in Portland, Maine. He came South in 1890 and was admitted to Holston Conference in 1904. He served thirteen charges in twenty-five years. He instituted and was Superintendent of the Good Will Industries in Chattanooga. He was twice married: (1) Miss Mary E. Christian in 1888. They had seven children. She died April 24, 1917. (2) Miss Dixie Ghomley, July 2, 1918. He died Dec. 30, 1929. He was buried at Lenoir City, Tenn. Morrison, J. F.: Born 1826. Admitted 1869 in Virginia Conference. Transferred to Holston Conference in 1873. He served Kingsport, Parrottsville, Bakersville and Jonesboro. He became supernumerary in 1879 and so continued until his death in 1887. He lived during this time at Locust Springs, Tenn. No memoir was published. He was buried at Greene County, Tenn. Mort, Edward William: Born April 24, 1853, in Strasburg, Va. Son of John and Barbara Ann Mort. Licensed to preach 1871. Admitted 1883. He served twelve charges in thirty-three years. He served all of these charges with marked fidelity. It was said that from each of the charges which he had served there were attendants at his funeral. He married May 10, 1892, Miss Amanda Virginia Cunningham, Washington County, Va. They had three children. At the time of his death he was serving the Abingdon circuit. He died in the George Ben Johnson Memorial Hospital, Abingdon, Va., March 14, 1923; and was buried at Emory, Va. Morton, John P.: Born Aug. 26, 1855. "He graduated in the Classical and Theological Course May, 1889." He was licensed to preach in 1876. Admitted in 1889, and was in active service five years in three charges. "He was a good and growing preacher and devoted his time undividedly to the work of soul-saving." He married July 13, 1882, Miss Margaret Helm Little, daughter of Rev. J. B. Little. They had six children. He was sent to Clinton in 1893. In August following he contracted fever, and after a lingering illness died Sept. 15, 1894, at Clinton, Tenn., and was buried there. Munsey, Isaac Newton: Born Oct. 18, 1857, in Bland County, Va. Son of William H. and Clara Munsey. Spent two years in study at Emory and Henry College. Admitted 1888. He was in active work forty-nine years, serving eighteen circuits and stations, in which there were one hundred and forty-five churches. He served with twenty difference presiding elders. He was a man of striking originality. He was an able and effective preacher. He served charges in nearly every part of Holston Conference. He was twice married: (1) Miss Christina M. Yost. She lived but one year. (2) Miss Susan Elizabeth Eaton. They had six children. He superannuated in 1935, and lived at Radford, Va. He died Dec. 7, 1936. He was buried at Floyd, Va. Munsey, Nathaniel: Admitted 1795. In Holston two years, 1795-97. Married and located in Elk Garden, Russell County, Va. Munsey, Thomas K.: Born Sept. 7, 1816. Admitted 1840. First charge was Rogersville circuit, which had twenty-eight appointments and paid him less than $60.00 for the year's work. He had pulmonary consumption and was compelled to abandon preaching in 1849. But later was able to do some preaching. Most of his time was taken up with teaching. Among his students were W. W. Pyott, James J. Cook and Richard Green Waterhouse. He was a good teacher and a preacher of ability. Died July 4, 1872, Calhoun, Tenn. Murphy, Andrew Judson: Born Dec. 1, 1876, in Blount County, Tenn. He was educated at Porter Academy, Murphy College and the University of Chattanooga. He was admitted into Holston Conference in 1898. After serving eight charges and one year as evangelist he transferred to the Arkansas Conference in 1912. In 1915 he transferred to the St. Louis Conference. In 1931 he transferred back into Holston Conference. He had been in the pastorate with the exception of one year in evangelistic work.

He married Jan. 7, 1902, Miss Susie Belle Boynton, Pikeville, Tenn. They had five children. She died Oct. 1, 1938. He died Sept. 17, 1942. He was buried at Maryville. Murphy, Wiley B.: Born 1807. Admitted 1833. Transferred to Kentucky Conference in 1835; but returned to Holston in 1839. Died in 1842, while serving Sevierville. Buried at Knoxville. Naff, John Ekin: Born Oct. 1, 1852, at Abingdon, Va. Son of Rev. George Ekin and Margaret Hope Naff and great-grandson of Rev. George Ekin. He attended King College and Hampden Sidney College and graduated at Emory and Henry College in 1875. Immediately after graduation he was elected President of Washington College, founded by Rev. Samuel Doake. He resigned this position, to take charge of the estate of his stepfather, Col. John B. McLin, who had died. Admitted in 1880, having just been licensed to preach. He served missions, circuits, stations, districts and educational assignments in the forty-two years of his active life. "The exceptional influences of his early home, and the culture of his college years, were easily discerned in his mature life." At his best he was a preacher of exceptional power, and he made substantial contribution to the program of Holston Conference. He never ceased to be a student. He was married Dec. 16, 1875, to Miss Irene Blair, Jonesboro, Tenn., his wife being a sister of Mrs. William E. Munsey. They had three sons and one daughter. Rev. George Ekin Naff is a grandson. He asked for and was granted superannuation in 1922, at 70. He enjoyed a rich and mellow experience as a superannuate. The end came in an ideal way. He attended service on a Sunday morning, and prayed a fervent prayer, which was commented on by those who heard it. In the afternoon he told his wife of the gracious experience of the morning. Then he retired as usual. In the morning he lay, as he had fallen asleep; his labors were ended. He died April 9, 1934, in his home at Bristol, Tenn., and was buried at Emory, Va. Neal, Henry Clay: Born May 9, 1829, in Anderson County, Tenn. Brother of Rev. William W. Neal, a member of Holston Conference 1846-1878. When he was five years old his parents removed to McMinn County, Tenn., where he received primary education. His parents were devout Methodists. Converted at Cedar Springs Camp Ground when 16. Here he grew up also with Dr. David Sullins. Graduated from Emory and Henry 1861, and, while there, was licensed to preach Sept. 2, 1862. Admitted 1862. Except one year at Salem, Va., he spent all the years of his ministry in Holston Conference, about equally divided between Tennessee and Virginia. While serving Maryville circuit he was taken from his horse as he was going to Axley's Chapel, near Morganton, Tenn., on Sunday, Feb. 2, 1868, and cruelly whipped, and beaten into insensibility by a mob of ruffians, who where determined to stop him from preaching, for no other reason than that he was a preacher of the M. E. Church, South. Despite this inhuman treatment, no one ever heard Mr. Neal say evil of any of these men. After this time he served other near-by circuits. He told the writer of this sketch, a short time before his death, that he had never recovered from the mental shock of this experience. Married Oct. 17, 1871, Miss Rachael Mitchell, Abingdon, Va. They had four children. Miss Pearl died within a few weeks of her father's death. Mrs. Neal died Sept. 13, 1897, at Abingdon, Va. Superannuated 1901. His last charge was Abingdon circuit, which he served four years. He continued to live in Abingdon until his death, May 9, 1913. Buried at Abingdon. Neal, William W.: Born Aug. 12, 1824, in Whitley County, Ky. Admitted 1846. Educated at East Tennessee University. Married April 10, 1851, Miss Susan Letitia Gaines, Sullivan County, Tenn. His life was divided between teaching, preaching and newspaper editorial work. He continued in the Conference for thirty-two years; but because of poor health his appointments were sometimes nominal. Died Jan. 24, 1878, at Rhea Springs, Tenn. Neel, John Silas Weaver: Born Aug. 29, 1839, on Clear Fork, Tazewell County, Va. Son of Rev. William Elgin Neel, a local preacher, and Annie Fox Neel. His father was a fervent and unpretentious preacher, the melody of whose voice in song often melted his hearers. Educated by the

teaching of his father and studies in the common school. He was the first man in Tazewell County to enlist in the Confederate Army and served to the end of the war. He was given a furlough so that he might go home to be licensed to preach, in 1864. He preached to the soldiers. It was his purpose to teach school and earn enough to go to Emory and Henry College, but the presiding elder pressed him to enter the Conference at once. He was admitted in 1866. Forty-eight consecutive years he received appointments from Conference. He served charges in every part of Southwest Virginia and East Tennessee and was one of the best known and beloved preachers Holston Conference has ever had. He served six districts as presiding elder. "As a preacher he was clear, sound, scriptural, fervent and at times powerful." Married Aug. 18, 1870, Rachel Ellen Dickson, Ashe County, N. C. They were most truly one. They had five children. He was superannuated in 1914; and made his home in Wytheville for one year, after which he went to Johnson City to spend the rest of his days. The end came unexpectedly. He was in his place on Sunday and again on Monday. The next morning they found him, lying as he had fallen asleep, with one hand above the other on his breast. Death came April 7, 1924. He was buried at Johnson City. Neel, Lyle McDonald: Born Dec. 14, 1870, at Mace's Spring, Scott County, Va. Son of Erastus G. and Marguarite Bratten Neel. Attended Kingsley Seminary at Bloomingdale, Tenn. Admitted 1902. In 1910, on account of failing health, he was superannuated after serving faithfully eight years. Married, Aug. 9, 1899, Miss Pearl Ann Godsey, Bloomingdale, Tenn. They had three daughters. After twelve years of suffering as a superannuate, he died, April 23, 1923. He was buried at Hermon Methodist Church in Scott County, Va. Newcomb, George T.: Born July 14, 1847, at Fort Madison, Iowa. He was educated at Northwestern University and graduated at Garrett Biblical Institute in 1878. He was admitted to the Michigan Conference in 1878. He transferred to Holston Conference in 1888 and was made Dean of the Theological Department of Grant University, Athens, Tenn. He later was a professor in the University of Chattanooga to the end of his days. He was loved and honored by all. He married in 1878, Miss Ella Coleman of Menominee, Wis. "He preached on Sunday, met his classes on Monday, and, on Tuesday morning he arose to begin the day's work when his heart failed." He died Feb. 17, 1914. He was buried at Chattanooga. Newman, A. A.: Born July 21, 1858, in Jefferson County, Te.nn. He began his ministry in the United Brethren Church. He came from Kansas to Holston Conference in 1907. He was in active service fourteen years in seven circuits. He married Katherine Wilson in 1877. They had ten children. He superannuated in 1923. He died Jan. 9, 1935. He was buried at Salem, Cocke County, Tenn. Newton, James M.: Born April 14, 1838, in Sullivan County, Tenn. He preached for some years in the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. In 1881 he was admitted into the Virginia Conference, and served charges in Scott, Russell and Washington Counties. He came into Holston Conference when Southwest Virginia territory was transferred to Holston in 1906. He married, Dec. 16, 1858, Miss Elizabeth Galloway, Sullivan County, Tenn. They had ten children. Mrs. Newton preceded her husband in death only three days. He was superannuated in 1906. He died Oct. 4, 1918, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Goldia Reed, Gate City, Va., and was buried there. Nixon, Thomas: Admitted 1812. In Holston one year 1814. Expelled in 1822. Restored 1832. Located 1836. Noland, Obed: In Holston one year, 1804. Norman, Jeremiah: In Holston one year, 1792-93. Norwood, Nicholas: In Holston one year, 1813.

Nuckolls, Benjamin Floyd: Born Oct. 20, 1838, at Old Town, Va. Son of Clark S. and Rosa Bourne Hale Nuckolls. Educated at Jefferson Academy, Ashe County, N. C. Licensed to preach May 31, 1861. Admitted 1861. Active for twenty-four years. Became supernumerary in 1885. During these years he engaged in business and did much preaching in the section where he lived. Wrote Pioneer Settlers of Grayson County, Va. Married Nov. 6, 1865, Miss Mary Fletcher Goodykoontz. They had four children, two sons died in infancy. Died April 4, 1919, at home of his daughter, Mrs. J. E. Johnson, Cleveland, Tenn. Buried at Galax, Va. Ogle, H. B.: Born Jan. 28, 1848, at Middle Creek, Sevier County, Tenn. He volunteered as a Federal soldier in the Civil War and served to its close. He was admitted in 1888. He served ten charges in East Tennessee. He married and was the father of five children. He superannuated in 1909 and lived for several years in Park City. He died at his home in Knoxville, June 27, 1923. He was buried at Middle Creek. Oglesby, Joshua: In Holston one year, 1804. Oliver, William L.: Born June 14, 1872, in Kentucky. He was the son of Leonard Lewis and Sarah E. Oliver. He was admitted to Holston Conference in 1905. He served twelve charges and one district in thirty years. "He was a true shepherd over the flock." He was married in June, 1899, to Miss Lillian E. Snyder. He was survived by a son and a daughter. He superannuated in 1935 and died July 7, 1936. He was buried in Knoxville. Osborne, James M.: Born in North Carolina, Oct. 18, 1852. He served as local preacher supply for a number of years before he became a member of the Conference (M. E.). Admitted in 1906 and served four charges. His health failed in 1922 and he retired from active work. During the years of retirement he was active and useful in the local church at Graysville, Ga. He married, Aug. 4, 1875, Miss Martha E. Brown. They had two children, both of whom died in infancy. He died Nov. 16, 1939, and was buried in Graysville, Ga. Overall, Abraham: In Holston 1823. Owen, Francis A.: In Holston two years, 1823 and 1824. Was Editor of Memphis Christian Advocate. For four years one of the Book Agents of the M. E. Church, South. Owen, Robert Alexander: Born Aug. 25, 1853, in Macon County, N. C. Son of Thomas Pinkney and June Rogers Owen. Educated in public and high school. Was a local preacher for several years and served one year as supply before entering the itinerant ministry. Admitted 1877. He was in active service as a member of Conference for fifty years. He served twenty circuits and one district. He was a good average preacher. The largest salary he received, in fifty years, was $900.00 on Sequatchie District. His average salary for fifty years, was $634.00. A most tireless, methodical and efficient pastor. Twice married: (1) Nov. 11, 1881, Miss Elizabeth Sherrill, Webster, N. C. They had seven children. She died Oct. 9, 1912. (2) Sept. 14, 1916, Miss Ella Roberts Broyles, Johnson City, Tenn. Superannuated 1927. Died April 20, 1929, at Johnson City. Buried at Pearisburg, Va. Pace, John: Admitted 1790. In Holston one year, 1790-91. Died 1839. Page, John: Admitted 1792. In Holston for part of year, 1796, but was returned to Cumberland circuit. Died in 1859. Paine, Sela: Admitted 1807. In Holston four years, 1812-13-14-15. Located 1815.

Painter, Charles Edward: Born June 1, 1866, at Tazewell, Va. Son of John and Ellen Carbaugh Painter. Educated in public schools and at Emory and Henry College. Admitted in 1894. He served sixteen charges in forty-two years of active service. He was a faithful and useful circuit preacher. He was married twice: (1) Olivia Matheny, Oct. 5, 1887. They had two children. She died March 13, 1893. (2) Miss Cordelia Edith Johnson, Nov. 24, 1894. They had five children. She died Sept. 25, 1936. He superannuated in 1936. He died March 7, 1938. He was buried at Bluefield, W. Va. Parker, Felix: Admitted 1822. In Holston one year, 1823. Parrott, John H.: Born July 1, 1844, at New Market, Tenn. Son of Capt. Mark J. and Cynthia Caldwell Parrott. While he was a lad his parents moved to Knoxville. He was converted in a great revival in the First Presbyterian Church in Dec., 1867. He united with the Methodist Church on Church Street. There he was licensed to preach Oct. 6, 1871. Admitted in 1871. He served churches in Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia, in Tennessee, west of Greene County. He was an effective evangelistic preacher. Endowed with a vigorous mind, well read and with a rich vocabulary, he was an entertaining preacher and speaker and was a vivacious and genial conversationalist. In public speech he gesticulated freely and emphasized with loud inflection. Both in public and private his wit sparkled but did not sting. He had a penchant for public life. He served as Trustee of Marion County, Tenn., 1883-84; and of Hawkins County, Tenn., 1896-97-98-99. He was editor of the Valley Herald, Jasper, Tenn., for a year; and for about the same length of time the News-Gazette at Dayton, Tenn.; and for three years owned and edited the Loudon County Record at Loudon, Tenn. He was an active Mason and a central figure in the Grand Lodge of Tennessee. He married Nov. 7, 1878, Miss Louisa Jane Griffith. They had five children. Mrs. Parrott, after nursing her husband for a long time, preceded him in death by six days. He was supernumerary from 1898 to 1901 and from 1907 to 1911. He superannuated in 1912. He was active thirty years, supernumerary twelve, superannuate twelve years. After long suffering from chronic illness he died April 6, 1924, at his home in Morristown, Tenn., and was buried there. Pattison, William: In Holston one year, 1807. Patterson, Samuel: Admitted (M. E.) 1868. Converted about 1825. Professed sanctification about 1850. He died March 21, 1875. Patton, Arnold: Admitted 1829. Served important charges, beginning with Carter's Valley and ending with Abingdon District, where he died in his third year on that district in 1839. He was a younger brother of William Patton, who preceded him as presiding elder of Abingdon District. Patton, Samuel: Born Jan. 27, 1797, in Lancaster District, S. C. Son of John and Mrs. Nichols Patton. An eager reader from childhood, but with little schooling, he became a learned man. Admitted in 1819. Transferred to Mississippi in 1821. Located in 1824 to return to Holston and was readmitted by Holston Conference in 1825 and continued in the effective roll until his death Aug. 1, 1854. He was the only man of his day in Holston to receive the honorary degree of D. D. As pastor, presiding elder and editor of Methodist Episcopalian he was uniformly successful. He was the central figure in a group of strong men, in Holston, in the troubled times of the division of Methodism, in 1844. Married Miss Nancy Morrison of Sullivan County, Tenn. He died in the home of W. G. Brownlow and was buried at Morrison's Chapel, near Kingsport, Tenn. He was a member of the General Conference in 1828, 1832, 1836, 1840, 1844, Louisville Convention in 1845, 1846, 1850 and 1854. Patton, William: Born Jan. 5, 1796, in Montgomery County, Va. Son of Henry and Elizabeth Hickman Patton. Admitted 1821. He was a successful pastor in many important circuits; and was presiding elder of Asheville, Knoxville and Abingdon Districts. In 1836 Holston Conference met at

Reems Creek Camp Ground. Bishop James O. Andrew was present, but was too unwell to preside and appointed William Patton to occupy the chair. He was a delegate to the General Conference in 1828 and 1832 and a delegate from Missouri to the Louisville Convention in 1845. Transferred to the Missouri Conference in 1837. Married Jan. 19, 1815, Miss Ann Furgus, Montgomery County, Va. Mr. Patton sang well and preached loud and long. His health was probably impaired by strenuous preaching. At times he suffered severe hemorrhages. He died March 14, 1856, in Missouri. A man of solid intellect, a laborious student, conscientious and faithful. Paulsaul, John: In Holston 1820. Paxton, John Moore: Born March 11, 1863, at Fairfield, Rockbridge County, Va. Son of William Moore and Sarah Martha McCormick Paxton. Educated at Washington and Lee University. Taught school for several years. Admitted 1891. He was effective for thirty-three years and served sixteen charges. Handsome in appearance, alert and capable in mind, he was a strong preacher and devoted pastor. Married Oct. 5, 1892, Miss Minnie McGhee, daughter of Rev. Frank P. McGhee of Western Virginia Conference. They had seven children. He superannuated in 1924 and was never able to return to active work. He, with his family, lived in the Reynolds superannuate home, Bristol, Tenn. He was especially thoughtful of others more infirm than himself. Died Nov. 28, 1930. Buried at Emory, Va. Payne, Jacob R.: Born Jan. 24, 1840, near Washington College, Tenn. Educated at Washington College and was an excellent English scholar. Taught school several years, was one year Editor of Holston Methodist. Was in pastorate. Served many circuits until 1884, when he took supernumerary relation because of ill health; and this relation was continued until 1897, when he superannuated. Married Dec. 19, 1866, Miss Hester Tatum, Asheville, N. C. She died Jan. 2, 1911, only twenty days after the death of her husband. He was Statistical Secretary of Holston Conference for many years and did highly valuable work toward the development of the printed Minutes of the Conference. He died Dec. 10, 1910, in the same neighborhood in which he was born. Buried at Telford, Tenn. Payne, Thomas: In Holston 1820. Pearce, Isaac A.: Born Jan. 1, 1839, in Harmony, Pa. He was educated at Allegheny College, Meadville, Pa. He was admitted to the Pittsburgh Conference in 1861. He enlisted in the Federal Army; there he became lieutenant and afterward chaplain. He transferred to the East Ohio Conference in 1876, to the Pittsburgh Conference in 1881, to the Kentucky Conference in 1884, to Holston Conference in 1885. He withdrew from Holston Conference in 1889, united with the Presbyterian Church and took a pastorate near Island Lake, Fla. He was (see Journal, 1889, page 54) readmitted from the Presbyterian Church in 1907 and became supernumerary in 1913. He was married and had two daughters and two sons. He died April 5, 1912, and was buried at Knoxville. Peck, Jacob: In Holston one year, 1793-94. Peck, Joseph H.: Admitted 1847. Son of Looney Peck, Mossy Creek, Tenn. Died in 1850 of consumption. Peck, Wiley B.: Born at Mossy Creek, Tenn. Admitted 1820. In Holston 1820. Transferred from Tennessee Conference in 1825. Located in Mississippi Conference in 1826 and afterwards united with Protestant Episcopal Church. Peery, Edward T.: Born in Tazewell County, Va. Admitted 1822. Transferred to Missouri 1827. Was a missionary among Indians. Married Mary S. Peery, daughter of Andrew Peery. Located in Kansas City, 1856. Died Nov. 28, 1864.

Penley, J. N.: Admitted into Virginia Conference in 1872. Died in 1893; and was buried at Dryden, Va. No memoir was furnished. Peoples, Benjamin: Admitted 1816. In Holston one year. Located 1822, and lived in Tennessee Conference. Perkins, J. A. L.: Born Jan. 7, 1864, at Elk Creek, Grayson County, Va. Educated in public schools. Admitted 1887. He served nine appointments in ten years. Supernumerary in 1898. Located in 1901, but was readmitted in 1909. Superannuated 1920. As a preacher he was plain, pointed and practical. Married in 1888 Miss Sarah Flora. They had seven children. He later married Miss Mattie Baker, Crab Orchard, Tenn. Died Dec. 17, 1926, at Swan Pond, Roane County, Tenn., and was buried there. Perry, James F.: Born Aug. 4, 1849, in Meigs County, Tenn. His early education was limited. He was licensed to preach and admitted to Holston Conference in 1872. He served some of the best circuits and was presiding elder for four years. "He was a good preacher and pastor and a high-toned Christian gentleman." He was twice married: (1) Sept. 5, 1872, Miss Maggie Brown. They had six children. (2) Aug., 1905, Miss Callie Bishop. They had one child. He was supernumerary 1906 to 1910, but was put on the effective list in 1911. On the last Sunday in March, 1912, he preached in the morning, held a funeral service in the afternoon and led the opening prayer in the evening. At the close of the day he was in the best of spirits. At midnight he awoke in deep distress; and at two o'clock he died, April 1, 1912. He was buried in Meigs County. Peters, Adam Clark: Born Nov. 6, 1843. Son of James and Rachel Peters, the youngest of thirteen children. Admitted to Holston Conference in 1872. His ministerial life was spent in lower East Tennessee. He had a record for building churches. He was thrice married: (1) Miss Mary Jett, in 1872. They had five children. (2) Mrs. Nina Allred, in 1880. They had six children. (3) Miss Clara Cloyd, in 1900. They had two children. He superannuated in 1907. He died May 31, 1917. He was buried at Burrville, Tenn. Petty, John Summerfield: Born June 24, 1838, at Falmouth, Va. Son of Rev. James Spillman and Margaret Eleanor Petty. The family moved to Washington City; and he attended the public schools of that city. He became a millwright and worked at that trade until 1869. He afterwards taught school in Ohio. He enlisted as a private in the Federal Army in 1862, became First Lieutenant and served until the end of the war. He was admitted into Holston Conference in 1866 and continued in active service for forty-five years, serving as pastor and presiding elder, and as Business Manager and Assistant Editor of the Methodist Advocate Journal. He was married four times. He died at his home in Morristown, Tenn., Feb. 4, 1911. He was buried at Chattanooga, Tenn. Phillips, Sewell: Born Aug. 20, 1830, in Haywood County, N. C. Moderate educational opportunities; but with splendid intellect. Admitted 1851. As circuit and station preacher and presiding elder he was diligent and successful. Married Miss Ada A. Gillespie of Roane County, Tenn. His wife inherited a large estate; and he managed it profitably and increased its value. But most of the latter part of his life he was supernumerary. He was esteemed for his willingness to preach even in the most obscure places. Died at his home in Roane County, Feb. 27, 1896. Buried at Eagle Furnace, Tenn. Pickens, W. B.: Born 1845, Monroe County, Tenn. Graduated from Poughkeepsie College, New York. Admitted 1877. Married, June, 1883, Miss Lou McLeod, Ducktown, Tenn. Died at the result of falling from a tree, Nov. 30, 1883. Buried at Ducktown.

Pippin, Elisha Milburn: Born June 23, 1871, near Mendota, Va. He was the son of Rev. I. N. and Mrs. Ruth Pippin. He was educated at the University of Chattanooga. He was admitted to the Virginia Conference in 1894. He served charges in the Missouri Conference from 1899 to 1901; and transferred to Holston Conference in 1901. During the next thirty-five years he served sixteen charges in East Tennessee. He married Feb. 7, 1894, Miss Clara B. Rhodes. They had five children. He retired in 1935, and lived with his family in Knoxville. He continued to preach wherever there was need. He died at his home April 28, 1942, and was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery. Pippin, Isaac Newton: Born June 20, 1847, in Washington County, Va. Admitted to the Virginia Conference in 1883, and was in active service until 1905, during which time he served fifteen circuits. He was given supernumerary relation in 1905. He married, Feb. 2, 1870, Miss Ruth M. Crumley, daughter of Rev. Harmon J. Crumley. They had three children. One son, Rev. E. M. Pippin, was a member of Holston Conference. He died April 24, 1917, at his home in Abingdon, Va., and was buried in Washington County, Va. Platt, Robert Baxter, Jr.: Born Jan. 28, 1877, at Gravella, Ala. Son of Robert Baxter, Sr., and Lucy Andrews Jones Platt. Graduated from Chattanooga High School and Emory and Henry College. Admitted in 1906, and served six stations and two districts, in all of which, save one, he remained the full legal limit of four years. "He was an interesting and informing preacher," a facile writer and a cultured gentleman. He married, Oct. 27, 1909, Miss Nette Lawson, Floyd, Va. They had two sons - twins. He was a delegate to the General Conference of 1930. He died suddenly, Aug. 11, 1936, at Radford, Va. He was buried at Emory, Va. Pope, Thomas J.: Born June 28, 1817 Wythe County, Va. Admitted 1854. Traveled circuits in East Tennessee and North Carolina. Married, 1866, Miss Sarah Baynal, Wythe County, Va. Superannuated. Moved to Missouri in 1885. Later to Honey Grove, Texas. Died July 12, 1892, at Vernon, Texas. Porter, James: In Holston one year, 1814. Porter, Thomas D.: Admitted 1811. In Holston: on circuit 1817 and on Tennessee District three years, 1818-21. Located 1823. Poythress, Francis: Born in Virginia. Converted in 1772; sought guidance of Mr. Jarrett and worked with him before the arrival of Methodist itinerants in Virginia. Was licensed to preach by quarterly conference of Brunswick circuit, in 1775; and on May 12, 1776, admitted on trial, in Baltimore. Of early preachers who labored in Holston he was the first to be admitted on trial. In Holston as presiding elder, 1798. Was presiding elder for twelve years, all told. "A man of superior ability, a devoted Christian and a preacher of power." His last years were passed in mental twilight, probably caused by arteriosclerosis. He died, in 1918, at the home of his sister, Mrs. Susannah Pryor, in Jessamine County, Ky. Prater, John Lindsey: Born Aug. 24, 1853, in Tazewell County, Va. Son of John L. and Mallissa Prater. Graduated from Emory and Henry in 1878. He devoted his patrimony to secure an education in preparation for the ministry. From childhood he was fond of learning and of books. Admitted in 1876. He was an effective preacher for thirty-eight years and filled charges in nearly every part of the Conference. He was everywhere recognized as a scholarly preacher and was successful in his work. Although a very heavy man he often walked to his preaching places. He had very little interest in horses or cars. He was very active. He suffered a stroke of paralysis in May, 1917. He was never afterwards able to take up his work. At his own request he was superannuated at the end of the year

(1917). He moved to Bristol. A second stroke came early in May, 1918; and death followed May 28. He was buried at Brisol. Price, Richard Nye, D. D.: Born July 30, 1830, in Elk Garden, Russell County, Va. Son of John Wesley and Mary Miller Price, and grandson of Richard and Priscilla Crabtree Price. Educated at Emory and Henry College (1845-1849), B.A., M.A., and D.D. Converted at eleven at Lebanon Camp Ground, Washington County, Va. Admitted 1850 and located in 1857; but was readmitted in 1858; after which he served without interruption until 1898, when he was located at his own request. He had then been effective forty-seven years. He was readmitted in 1900. His biographer says of him: "Besides being a local preacher, he served as junior preacher, circuit rider, station pastor, presiding elder, Conference secretary, General Conference delegate, college professor, college president, editor of the Conference organ, chaplain in two wars, thirty years apart, and finally as conference Historian and author. In each of these, by all accounts, he acquitted himself with credit, the officer was equal to his office." "A preacher of ability and a man of power in the pulpit." As editor, contributor to the press and author of Holston History he was one of the most prolific writers whom Holston Conference has produced. He ranks mentally with the best men of his Church. He was probably puzzled by the fact that he did not receive greater recognition. He discussed, in his History, why certain men do not receive such recognition. He was a well-known wit; and he was equally well known as a student of the occult. It is possible that these facts may have offset his many superlative mental gifts and achievements. He lived his life from youth to extreme age without stain or reproach. Dr. Price was a very candid and independent editorial writer. In 1898 he discussed with critical freedom the action of the Book Committee in the Publishing House Case, which was then pending. The Committee on Books and Periodicals of Holston Conference said, in its report: "The editorial management of the Midland Methodist has not been satisfactory." The report was warmly discussed, and various motions to delete the above statement were made. The report was finally adopted without change. It is supposed that this action was the occasion of Dr. Price's request for location. It would seem that the thing involved was a question as to what constitutes freedom of the press in a paper operated by a Conference. After Dr. Price's readmission to the Conference, in 1900, there was no abatement of the esteem in which he was held by the Conference. The Conference made adequate provision, so that he might devote his time to the writing of the History of Methodism in Holston Conference. Assessments were made for this purpose for fifteen years (1908-1922 inclusive), average slightly above $1,200.00 per annum. The income probably averaged around 70 per cent of the assessment. The work done by Dr. Price in writing this History was a splendid contribution to the history of Holston Conference and of the region which it has served. He married, May 8, 1855, Miss Anne Edgeworth Vance, of Marshall, N. C. They had ten children. One son, Rev. D. Vance Price, became a Methodist preacher. A brother of R. N. Price also became a Methodist preacher, Rev. W. H. Price. His wife died June 27, 1915. The greater part of twenty years were spent in writing the History of Methodism in the Holston Conference; and he will probably be longest remembered for the work. It comprises five volumes and covers the entire history of Holston Methodism from 1783 to 1897. He was appointed Conference Historian in 1901 and continued in that appointment until 1921. He was thus technically effective until he was ninety-one years old. He was superannuated in 1921 and so remained until his death in 1923. Seventy-three years marked the time from his admission into the Conference until his departure. This is the longest ministerial service in the history of the Holston Conference. This period is shortened, however, to seventy years, by the three years in the local rank (1857-1858 and 1898-1900). Superannuated in 1921. He died in his own home at Morristown, Tenn., on Feb. 7, 1923; and was buried at Morristown. Price, William Humberson: Born Nov. 26, 1837, on the Middle Fork of Holston River, Washington County, Va. Son of John Wesley and Mary Miller Price. He was a brother of Rev. Richard N. Price. Educated at Emory and Henry College, of which his father was a trustee. He studied medicine

at Jefferson Medical College at Philadelphia, Pa., and graduated in medicine at New Orleans School of Medicine in 1861. He served as a surgeon in the Confederate Army during the war. At the close of the war he took up the practice of medicine in Washington County, Va. Admitted 1872. With the exception of four years, from 1896 to 1900, when ill health forced him to take supernumerary relation, he was active until he was superannuated in 1904. His work, both as pastor and presiding elder, was marked by protracted revivals and church building. He had absolute faith in the Christian religion and universal love for men. Married twice: (1) Aug. 22, 1867, Miss Martha J. Crow. They had six children. (2) July 12, 1904, Miss Jennie P. Miller, Pulaski County, Va. They had one child. After twenty-two years as a superannuate he died July 24, 1926, in his home at Bristol, Va. Buried at Emory, Va. Priddy, Thomas Morgan: Born Feb. 20, 1874, in Giles County, Va. Son of Frank N. and Melvira S. Priddy. His father was very active in the building of the Methodist Church at Narrows, Va. For several years he fought the call to preach; and promised his mother, on her deathbed, that he would enter the ministry of the Methodist Church. Educated in the local public schools and at Birmingham, Ala. Engaged in contracting business for a while. Admitted in 1901. He served on New River circuit and six stations between 1901 and 1922; and was general evangelist 1922-1930, then the Hillsville circuit for three years. Evangelism was the passion of his life; but he was a sympathetic and faithful pastor. His warm-heartedness won friends and his sincerity and affection held them. He married Miss Willie Ann Frizer, Narrows, Va. They had four daughters. Just after returning home from a revival at Elizabethton, Tenn., he became ill March 5, and died on March 18, 1932, in Martin Memorial Hospital, Mt. Airy, N. C. He was buried at Princeton, W. Va. Proffit, George M.: Born in Yancy County, N. C. Admitted 1858. Served four years as pastor. Died June 5, 1864, at Live Oak, Fla. Pyott, William W.: Born June, 1846, in Rhea County, Tenn. Son of Edward and Margaret McPherson Pyott. Educated in common school and in Sulpher Springs High School. Converted Feb. 6, 1865, and was appointed as a supply on Washington circuit. Admitted in 1865. From the beginning his preaching was eminently evangelistic. He rose rapidly as a preacher and man of affairs. While yet young he was appointed presiding elder and for many years was kept in that office. Both physically and mentally a very superior man. He was a leader in Holston Conference for many years. Married Feb. 2, 1872, Miss Mary Ellen Spring, a sister of Rev. James E. Spring. They had three sons. Although in failing health he steadfastly continued to work, until the end, and was serving Knoxville circuit, when death came while he was at the dinner table with his family, at Knoxville, on July 9, 1911. He was buried at Emory, Va. Quinn, Isaac: Admitted 1806. In Holston two years: 1808, Clinch; 1816, Tazewell, Va. Rader, John William: Born March 19, 1869, in Radford, Va. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Rader. Educated at Princeton Academy. Admitted 1893. Served country circuits, coal field missions, city and town stations. Presiding elder: Bluefield District, four years; Chattanooga District, two years. He was a successful Methodist preacher. Married Nov. 6, 1906, Miss Laurie Holloman, Knoxville, Tenn. They had one child. There was sore affliction in the family; and his stalwart form succumbed to fatal illness. He suffered much and long and was patient and kind. After two years on the Chattanooga District his health forced superannuation in 1922. He died Jan. 1, 1923, in Erlanger Hospital, Chattanooga. Buried at Emory, Va. Ray, John: Born Jan. 27, 1768. Admitted 1790. In Holston two years, 1793-95. Located 1801. Died in 1837, Putnam County, Ind. Reagan, Daniel B.: Born 1834. Admitted 1859. Died 1866, Merriwether County, Ga.

Reed, Jacob Franklin: Born Aug. 26, 1888, near Jonesboro, Tenn. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Reed. He was converted at eleven and licensed to preach at thirteen years of age. He received his education at Tennessee Wesleyan College. He was admitted in 1914. He chose rural rather than town or city pastorates. His outstanding work was as District Superintendent of Bristol District for six years. At Parrottsville, where he was pastor for twelve years, he spent $50,000 on church property. He married Dec. 25, 1911, Miss Georgie Peoples. They had three children. He died Aug. 6, 1942. He was buried at Mount Wesley Church, where he had begun his work as a boy preacher forty-one years before. Reed, Patrick Henry: Born about 1829, in Hamblen County, Tenn. Both of his parents died when he was a small child and he was reared by his grandmother, Mrs. Landrum. Licensed to preach in 1851. Admitted in 1853 (South). He located in 1862 and united with Holston Conference (M. E.) in 1865. He served most faithfully until superannuation. He was twice married: (1) Miss Mary E. Chana. They had four children. (2) Miss Martha Howard. He was superannuated in 1891. He died May 6, 1904, at his home at Flat Gap, Jefferson County, Tenn. He was buried at Greeneville, Tenn. Renfro, George W.: Born Aug. 15, 1823, in Cumberland County, Tenn. Admitted 1847. Married 1850. Superannuated 1853. Made effective 1856. Supernumerary 1857, but effective again 1858. Located 1859. Made chaplain in Confederate Army 1862 - served for two years. Readmitted 1872. Supernumerary again 1874 and still again in 1876. He never consented to get far away from the Cumberland Mountains; and in declining years situated himself at the foothills of this grand plateau. In all relations he was the same sober, sedate, prudent man. Died Oct. 14, 1889. Buried at Harriman, Tenn. Reynolds, Frank M.: Born Oct. 22, 1875, at Andersonville, Tenn. Son of Loyd and Frances Reynolds. His father was an exhorter in the M. E. Church. He was educated in local schools of Anderson County. He taught school for several years and, in 1910, graduated from Hiwassee College. Admitted in Holston Conference, M. E. Church, in 1905; he transferred to M. E. Church, South, in 1910. Served as pastor and teacher until 1917; supernumerary one year, 1917; district evangelist 1918, 1919. Twice married: (1) Miss Arlena Wallace; they had seven children. (2) Miss Minnie Craig, in 1913; they had one child. Died April 12, 1920, in the home of his boyhood. Buried at Red Hill Baptist Church in Anderson County, Tenn. Reynolds, John: Born June 4, 1797, in Rowan County, N. C. Admitted 1819 into South Carolina Conference. Located in 1826; readmitted in Holston Conference 1855, after which he was actively engaged in itinerant work for about twenty years. Married and had several children. Died April 11, 1876, at his home near where he had been converted sixty years before. Buried at Asheville, N. C. Reynolds, Luther Speed: Born April 2, 1885, at Andersonville, Tenn. Son of Loyd and Fannie Keller Reynolds. Had two brothers who were members of Holston Conference, Rev. Frank M. Reynolds and Rev. Rufus G. Reynolds. Educated at Andersonville Institute, Old Tazewell College and Emory University. Admitted along with his twin brother, Rufus G., in 1911. Served five charges and in Y.M.C.A. Army service in ten years. In 1922 illness with tuberculosis made it necessary for him to superannuate. He was a young man of great charm and was deeply devoted to his work. People loved him because he loved people. Married Dec. 27, 1911, Miss Bertie May Webb, Greeneville, Tenn. They had two sons. His struggle for health was patient and heroic. During this period his home was at Newport, Tenn. He died in his home at Newport, April 6, 1928, and was buried there. Reynolds, Rufus G.: Born April 2, 1885, at Andersonville, Tenn. Son of Loyd and Fannie Keller Reynolds. He was twin brother of Rev. Luther S. Reynolds and a brother of Rev. Frank M. Reynolds. Educated at Old Tazewell College and entered Emory University after having served a circuit four years. His health failed and he was forced to leave before the end of the year. Later, while serving

Sevierville circuit, he took a course at the University of Tennessee. Admitted in 1911 along with his twin brother. He was active and successful and gave promise of large usefulness, but his health was not sufficient to support his efforts. He was forced to give up his work in 1926, but the next year was returned to Concord, where he had started, and where he had married, but at the end of two years again had to lay down his work. Again he took Philadelphia circuit for a year; and did valuable work at Hiwassee College, in charge of manual training. In 1932 he served Browder Memorial Church and was appointed to Lenoir City, where he threw all his strength into the work and appeared to be doing well, but it was the last flicker of the candle. On July 4, 1933, the end came suddenly. The heroic struggle was ended. He married, in 1918, Miss Irene Woods of Concord, Tenn. They had two daughters. He died July 4, 1933, and was buried at Concord, Tenn. Rhoton, Josiah: Born about 1803 in North Carolina. Son of Jacob and Elizabeth Rhoton. Admitted 1822. Located 1827. Studied medicine and was a successful doctor. Continued to preach as long as he lived. Died July 10, 1860, near Morristown. Rice, John: In Holston 1821. Richards, Richard: Admitted 1808. Located in 1814. In Holston two years, 1810 and 1813. Richardson, Ansel: In Holston 1820. Richardson, Daniel: Born Sept. 11, 1832, near Jacksboro, Tenn. He was licensed to preach in 1856. Admitted in 1868. His appointment was Lebanon circuit, Russell County, Va. He was transferred to the Virginia Conference when it was organized. In 1873 he returned to Holston Conference by transfer. He served eleven circuits. Married twice: (1) May 10, 1845, Miss Martha Jane Phillips; (2) in 1890, Miss M. C. Heninger. As he neared the end of twenty-nine years of active work his health failed and he gave up his work and went to his home near Lone Mountain, Claiborne County, Tenn. He died June 30, 1897. He was buried in Claiborne County, Tenn. Richardson, Frank: Born Feb. 14, 1831, in Jacksboro, Tenn. Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Richardson. His mother was a daughter of William McHenry and a niece of Rev. Barnabus McHenry. After finishing the courses of the common schools he entered Emory and Henry, lacking but one year of graduation there. He taught school for some time. A local preacher for seven years. Admitted in 1854. "He served the church as a minister for fifty-eight years: seven years on circuits, twenty-four on districts, seventeen on stations, one as teacher, about six as Editor of Holston Methodist." In the first part of his career he seemed to be somewhat wanting in ambition and self-confidence; but in his experience as an editor he appears to have discovered himself, and to have learned to give rein to his natural and hitherto undeveloped pugnacity. Certain it is that he was not lacking in those qualities in his later life. He became one of the most powerful debaters in Holston Conference and in the General Conference. He was married three times: (1) Miss Mary Peterson. They had two children. (2) Miss Betty Sharp. They had six children. (3) Mrs. Flora Oldis. On account of the death of his first wife, which occurred just at the time he was received into full connection, in 1856, he located so as to take care of the two small children. He remained in local ranks six years and was readmitted in 1863. In his seventy-seventh year he was appointed to Fountain City and was serving that charge when death came, April 4, 1912. Buried at LaFollette, Tenn. Richardson, Jessee: Conference, 1837. Admitted 1788. One year in Holston, 1788-89. Died in Georgia

Roberson, J. D.: Admitted in 1875 in Holston Conference and was a member of Holston for fifteen years. Transferred to Blue Ridge Conference in 1880. Then transferred back to Holston in 1893.

He served important charges and districts. He superannuated in 1916. He died Nov. 22, 1926. He was buried at Loudon, Tenn. Robeson, John H.: Born in Buncombe County, N. C., Dec. 10, 1819. Son of Rev. Alexander Robeson, a local preacher. Admitted into North Georgia Conference 1870. Transferred to Holston in 1873. Superannuated 1876. Married a daughter of Rev. David B. Cumming. She died in 1874. He died July 18, 1885, in the home of his daughter, the wife of Rev. W. D. Akers, at Independence, Va. Buried in Buncombe County, N. C. A very gifted man, but his entry upon the ministry was at the age of forty years. Robeson, William: Born June 28, 1822, in McMinn County, Tenn. Son of Rev. Alexander and Catherine Lynch Robeson. Had such literary training as was obtainable in the local schools of his day. He became a correct English scholar. Admitted in 1844, when Holston Conference met at Reems Creek, with Bishop Edmund Janes presiding. He was a member of Holston for fifty-nine years, thirty-five years was superannuate. Served ten circuits in sixteen years; three districts in six years; stationed one year; supernumerary one year. In the political prosecutions during the war he opposed the action against the union preachers. Married Miss Adaline Patton Easley. He died June 28, 1905. He had been as well as usual. About 1 p.m., he came into his room and complained of weariness, lay down on his bed and in a few minutes was dead. He was elected a delegate to the General Conference of 1858 and of 1862. Robertson, Emory Bright: Born Aug. 15, 1855, in Habersham County, Ga. Admitted 1878. On account of feeble health was three times superannuated. Married Miss Georgia Bell of Dalton, Ga., in 1883. He was a good preacher, a fine pastor and was powerful in prayer. Died May 8, 1894, in Johnson City, Tenn. Buried at Dalton, Ga. Robertson, John W.: Born Feb. 1, 1850, in Habersham County, Ga. Admitted 1873. Served fourteen charges in Holston. Went to the Northwest and served one charge at Senesee, Idaho. Married Miss Laura A. Smith, Roane County, Tenn.; two children. Long in feeble health. Superannuated in 1894. Died May 4, 1904. Buried at Jasper, Tenn. Robertson, R. C.: Born Nov. 28, 1847. He was admitted into Holston Conference in 1879. He was a member of the Conference for thirty years. He married Nov. 6, 1822, Miss May Emert. He died Aug. 17, 1912. He was buried at Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Robinette, James Jefferson: Born Feb. 16, 1853, at Benton, Polk County, Tenn. He was the son of John and Margaret Houston Robinette. Educated in public schools and in Tennessee Wesleyan University, Athens, Tenn. He was admitted on trial in Oct., 1878. He was given supernumerary relation in 1881, to attend school. Even before this time he had advanced rapidly in the Conference. After two years each at Greeneville and Morristown he was sent, in 1886, to Chattanooga District and to Knoxville District in 1890, and in 1895 to Athens District. He served several of the most important pastorates in Holston. He transferred to Indiana Conference in 1910 and served three charges; but in 1915 he returned to Holston Conference and continued in the pastorate until 1923, but supplied at Harriman in 1924. "He possessed splendid pulpit ability. His preaching was fearless, yet tender; searching, yet inspiring; deep, yet plain and practical." He was a princely soul. Twice elected to the General Conference, in 1904 and 1908, he became well known throughout the connection. He was married to Miss Annie Cook, Oct. 23, 1883. She, like her husband, was educated at Tennessee Wesleyan. They had three children of whom two died in infancy. She blessed her home and inspired the churches served by her husband. She was a great sufferer, but bore her suffering without complaint. He superannuated in 1923, but served as a supply in 1924. He died Dec. 7, 1926, at his home in Knoxville and was buried at Knoxville.

Rogers, William Hurd: Born March 22, 1818, in White County, Tenn. Son of Rev. Daswell Rogers. Admitted in 1832, when nineteen years old. He served in itinerant work fifty-nine years. He had the advantage of a school for only three months, but was a diligent student and constant reader, so that he became well informed. He served many charges and was Financial Agent for three or four colleges and was Sunday School Agent for some time. In 1848 he was Chaplain of the Fifth Regiment of Tennessee Volunteers in the War with Mexico. He was a charter member of Holston Conference (M.E.) when it was organized in 1865. He was elected a delegate to the General Conference of the M. E. Church, South, in 1850. He was twice married: (1) Miss Mary A. Douthit, Monroe County, Tenn., Aug. 17, 1850. They had three children. (2) Miss Martha E. Luttrell, Knox, County, Tenn., Aug. 16, 1862. They had eight children. He died March 17, 1891. He was buried at Cleveland, Tenn. Romans, John M.: Born July 10, 1838, in Smythe County, Va. Served as a supply for several years. Admitted 1889. A fervent evangelist. Married Oct. 15, 1857, Miss Mary A. Roark. They had eight sons and three daughters. Died April 9, 1927. Buried at Marion, Va. Ronninger, Lewis A.: Born April 17, 1847. He was admitted to the Blue Ridge Atlantic Conference in 1886. He transferred to Holston Conference in 1903 and served four charges. He superannuated in 1917. He married Dec. 23, 1865, Miss Drusilla Taylor. They had ten children. She died four weeks before her husband. He died Dec. 12, 1928, at Cleveland, Tenn. He was buried at Red Hill, Tenn. Rose, Albert M.: Born Oct. 7, 1857, in Sevier County, Tenn. He was admitted in 1896 and was in active work for thirty years, which were spent in the rural sections where the pay was so small that it is difficult to see how he cared for his large family. He was married thrice: (1) Miss Margaret McPherson. They had four children. (2) Miss Emma Edgeworth. They had six children. (3) Miss Ida Jane Grubb. They had four children. He was a fine pastor and was powerful in prayer. Died May 8, 1894, in Johnson City, Tenn. Buried at Dalton, Ga. Rowe, J. Fred: Born Feb. 10, 1878, in Unicoi County, Tenn. He was educated at Washington and Tusculum Colleges, at the University of Chattanooga and at Drew Seminary. He was admitted to Holston Conference in 1913. He served eight charges and one district. He married Sept. 17, 1920, Miss Myrtle Ernest. They had three children. He retired in 1940. He died May 2, 1942, at Telford, Tenn. He was buried at Mount Wesley Cemetery, one half mile from his boyhood home, Washington County, Tenn. Rowe, Nathaniel K.: Born May 3, 1868, in Unicoi County, Tenn. Son of L. D. and Rachel Rowe. He graduated form Lexington University. He was a teacher for fifteen years. He was admitted in 1911. He served seven charges all of which he served with success. The last four years of his ministry were greatly hindered by illness. He was sometimes unable to stand in the pulpit. He was twice married: (1) Miss Delia Price. They had three children. (2) Miss Mary McLaughlin. They had three children. On account of ill health he was forced to rest and took supernumerary relation in 1924. He died April 30, 1925, at his home in Chuckey, Tenn. He was buried in Unicoi County, Tenn. Rowe, Thomas Dawson: Born Sept. 11, 1876, near Bakersville, N. C. The family moved to Milligan, Tenn. He graduated from Milligan College at eighteen. For about three years he taught school and preached as a local preacher. He was admitted to the Blue Ridge Conference in 1898. Later he came to Holston Conference. He graduated from the School of Theology at U. S. Grant University, serving as pastor while attending the University. He served as a pastor and was in his second year as Conference evangelist when he broke down. He married, April 23, 1898, Miss Jane Young of Mitchell County, N. C. They had five children. He died Feb., 1910, at the home of Rev. W. L. Oliver in Knoxville. He was buried at Roan Mountain, Tenn.

Ruble, James Arthur: Born Nov. 8, 1844, in Bradley County, Tenn. He was the son of Ephraim and Malinda Orr Ruble, both of whom died when he was very young. Was reared in the home of his uncle James A. Ruble, who lived near Campbell's Station, Knox County, Tenn., and who gave him every care which a father could have given. He became a Christian in his youth. He entered the Union Army, enlisting as a private. He was promoted to the chaplaincy and served until the end of the war. He was admitted to Holston Conference in 1866. He was one of the most successful pastor-evangelists that Holston Conference had produced. He was especially popular for weddings, funerals, dedications and Grand Army Convocations. He served many important charges and was presiding elder for four or five terms. In 1903 he was appointed Chaplain of the Mountain Branch of the National Soldier's Home and continued in that position until 1916. He began preaching at seventeen or eighteen years of age. He married Nov. 14, 1866, Miss Anna Eliza Parham in Knoxville in a double wedding when her sister, Mary Parham, was married to Rev. J. R. Russell, Rev. Thomas H. Pearne performing the ceremony. There were nine children. Miss Ruble died Jan. 14, 1900. He was twice elected to the General Conference. He spent the evening of his life in service to his old comrades in arms as Chaplain of the Mountain Branch of the Soldier's Home at Johnson City, from 1903 to 1916. He died Oct. 29, 1916. He was buried at Maryville, Tenn. Rudder, Samuel: In Holston one year, 1794-95. Rule, Matthew Andrew: Born April 4, 1844, in Knox County, Tenn. He was admitted in 1875 and served continuously for twenty-eight years as pastor and presiding elder. He was supernumerary 1903 to 1911. He was twice married: (1) Oct. 7, 1866, to Miss Hettie M. Trotter. They had nine children. She died March 12, 1904. (2) Miss Alethia Raney, May 20, 1909. He superannuated in 1911. He died in 1912. He was buried at Beaver Ridge, Tenn. Rumburg, John Kirk: Born Aug. 14, 1853. Admitted to the Virginia Conference in 1878. He served successfully as pastor and district superintendent in Virginia. He was transferred to Holston in 1906 and was effective until 1915. He was twice married: (1) Miss Margaret L. E. Graham. They had eight children. (2) Miss Ella Perdue, in 1906. They had nine children. He was superannuated in 1915. He died Jan. 8, 1927. He was buried at Simpsons, Va. Runyon, John C.: Born July 1, 1845, in Meigs County, Tenn. Admitted 1871. Was on effective list until 1907, except two years supernumerary (1885-87) and one year colporteur. Served circuits in middle section of East Tennessee. "True to his God, to his church, to his family and to his Conference." Married Cordelia L. Roberts, May 25, 1876. Superannuated 1907. Died May 2, 1908. Buried at Pleasant Grove. Russell, Thomas B.: Born Nov. 22, 1854, at Greeneville, Tenn. Admitted in 1875. He was a member of the Conference for thirty-seven years, and served some of the best charges in the Conference, was a presiding elder and was for eleven years secretary of the Conference. He was married and there were ten children. In the summer of 1912 he was very ill and was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital, but failed to get permanent relief. He died Oct. 11, 1912, in the parsonage at Morristown. He was buried at Johnson City, Tenn. Russell, Thomas Humes: Born 1834 in Jefferson County, Tenn. Son of John and Nancy Ellis Russell. "He was a man of good education, a classical scholar. An original, independent, honest spirit. At his prime he was probably the most effective preacher in the Conference. As a debater he had few equals." He was twice married: (1) Miss Evaline E. Williamson of Virginia, in 1857. They had five children. She died in 1874. (2) Miss McCampbell. Admitted in 1859. He filled many of the most

important appointments in Holston Conference and was for four years a presiding elder. He was superannuated in 1893. He died April 10, 1902, at Glen Mary, Tenn. He was buried at Sunbright, Tenn. Sadler, C. N.: Born Aug. 8, 1860, at Lafayette, Tenn. Admitted to the Central Tennessee Conference in 1895. He served there for sixteen years. He was a student at Grant University 1905 to 1907. He transferred to Holston Conference in 1909 and was in active work until 1920. He married March 17, 1878, Miss Adaline Tennessee Smith, Warren County, Tenn. They had five children. She died Sept. 22, 1926. He superannuated in 1920. He died June 1, 1931. He was buried in Chattanooga. Sadler, Jasper Newton: Born Jan. 3, 1879, near Red Boiling Springs, Macon County, Tenn. He completed high school at eighteen and taught in public schools for six years. He studied one year in Grant University. Admitted in 1913 and was in active work nine years. The charges which he served paid small salaries and he taught in the public schools so as to support his family. He married Sept. 29, 1899, Miss Daisy T. Turner. They had four children. He superannuated in 1920. He died Oct. 22, 1922, in the Physician's and Surgeon's Hospital, Chattanooga, Tenn. He was buried in Chattanooga. Sale, John: Admitted 1795. In Holston 1795-96 and 1799-1800. Transferred to Kentucky, where he filled some of the most important stations in Ohio and Kentucky. Died Jan. 15, 1827, at the home of a friend, Mr. French, on Piqua Circuit, Ky. Sanders, Francis Preston: Born April 24, 1874, in Campbell County, Tenn. Son of Abraham and Mary Cox Sanders. Educated at Murphy College and University of Chattanooga. Converted at eleven, he was admitted into Central Tennessee Conference in 1903. In 1904 transferred to South Illinois Conference, returning to Central Tennessee in 1905 and in 1907 to Holston, where he served six circuits and was, for one year, conference evangelist. He loved the country and delighted in circuit work. He married Jan. 14, 1897, Miss Sallie Parrott. They had nine children. His diary records the conversion of more than 3,000 souls. He retired in 1933. He died Dec. 8, 1939, and was buried at Union Grove, Tenn. Sanders, John: Born April 22, 1867, in Union County, Tenn. He studied in Murphy College. Admitted 1901. He served ten charges. He was a successful pastor and revivalist. The last few years of his life he was not strong. He was elected trustee of Blount County in 1923 but was not able to enter upon the office. He married Jan. 20, 1886, Miss Louise Jones. He was given supernumerary relation in 1924. He died Dec. 17, 1924, at Maryville and was buried there. Scarboro, P. H.: Born April 12, 1870, in Anderson County, Tenn. Had two years in theology at U. S. Grant University. Licensed to preach in 1897 and served two years as a supply. Admitted 1899. Had two years as pastor followed by two years in the University. Married July 28, 1892. Ill health forced him to give up his work in June, 1902, and he died Oct. 31, 1902, at Avondale, Tenn. He was buried at Concord, Tenn. Schuler, Thomas Clingman: Born Aug. 1, 1858, at Bryson City, N. C. He was educated in public schools and at Waynesville Academy. He had a thirst for knowledge which was pursued to the end of his life. Admitted in 1883. He served twelve charges, ten of which were stations. He served four districts and was Editor of the Midland Methodist from 1907 until 1911. His diligence in study made him an acceptable preacher, not only in the charges where he served but in any place. He was a thoughtful, earnest, forceful preacher. The charges he served always made good progress. He was a most agreeable companion and a good story-teller. Married Oct. 26, 1887, Miss Lula Payne, Rossville, Ga. They had two daughters; the younger, Elizabeth, married Rev. A. K. Pevoto, a Baptist preacher. After unbroken service of forty-seven years he was superannuated in 1930. While serving Elk Creek circuit he was seriously ill for many months with rheumatism and carried the marks of arthritis in his body to his grave. It is probable that swift close of his last days was caused by the impairment of that illness. At the age of

72 a cold developed into pneumonia and the end came quickly. He died Sunday, Jan. 3, 1931, in his home at Princeton, W. Va. He was buried at Emory, Va. He was a member of the General Conference of 1910. Scott, Robert Asbury: Born March 22, 1842. Son of Gilbert and Mary Scott, Loudon County, Va. He was admitted into the Virginia Conference in 1870. Served many important charges in that Conference and served as presiding elder. When Southwest Virginia was attached to Holston Conference his membership was with Holston, in which he served only two charges. "He was a good preacher." He was twice married: (1) Miss Matt H. Walters, Fairfax County, Va. They had one daughter. (2) Miss Lucy J. Goodwin, Salem, Va. He superannuated in 1908, but continued to preach as strength would permit. He retired at night after a Sabbath of worship and a quiet evening with his family. At nine o'clock he passed suddenly away. He died May 9, 1914. He was buried at Roanoke, Va. Scott, Samuel B.: Born Nov. 3, 1829, in Western New York. Admitted into Holston Conference (M. E.) in 1877 and was an active preacher for fifteen years. He died at Oliver Springs, Tenn., Jan. 6, 1896, and was buried there. Seaton, James B.: Born Dec. 28, 1831, at Sevierville, Tenn. He was a lieutenant in the Federal Army. He was licensed to preach in 1866. Admitted in 1867. In a ministry of about thirty years he built five or more churches. He married Miss Sallie M. Andes in 1852. He superannuated in 1902, being afflicted with cancer. He died April 8, 1905, at his home in Blount County, Tenn., and was buried there. Seaton, John: In Holston one year, 1815. Seaton, Moses: Born about 1829 on Horse Creek, Greene County, Tenn. Admitted to Holston conference (S.) in 1857. Located in 1860. Admitted to Holston conference (M.E.) 1869. Served ten charges and was two years supernumerary. He married Aug. 13, 1861, Mary A. Stanfield, Bradley County, Tenn. They had six children. He died at Mountain City, Tenn., April 17, 1889. He was buried at Cedar Grove, Greene County, Tenn. Sellers, Samuel: Admitted 1805. In Holston 1811. Spent several years in Mississippi and Louisiana. Sevier, Elbert Franklin: Born 1797, on Nolichucky River, nine miles south of Jonesboro, Tenn. Son of Major James and Nancy Conway Sevier. His father was the second son of Governor John Sevier and Sarah Hawkins Sevier. Educated at Washington College and afterward studied law. But when the call came he turned his back on the attractions of that profession and entered the Methodist ministry. Admitted in 1823, he was a charter member of Holston Conference at its organization in 1824. His first circuit was Abingdon; four years later, immediately upon his ordination as elder, he was appointed presiding elder of Abingdon District. Five years on circuits, two on stations (Knoxville and Chattanooga), sixteen years presiding elder and two years Agent of Emory and Henry College. Two years left without appointment on account of ill health. Located 1831. Readmitted 1839. He was immediately elected to the General Conference. Married Miss Matilda Powell, daughter of Edward and Mary Powell, Montevallo, Ala. She died Sept. 3, 1854, at Knoxville, during an epidemic of cholera. Later married Miss Eliza James, daughter of Rev. Jessee F. James. She died June 2, 1862. Mr. Sevier died Oct. 18, 1862, at Chattanooga. He was esteemed and loved as a man and honored as a preacher of the very first rank. Delegate to General Conference 1828, 1840, 1844, Louisville Convention 1845, 1846 and 1858. He was ten years Secretary of Holston Conference. Sewell, John: Admitted 1791. In Holston one year. Son of Col. Benjamin Sewell. Accompanied Asbury to Kentucky in 1790. Located 1794. Died 1805.

Sharp, Walter A.: Born Feb. 20, 1888, near Dahlgreen, Ill. He was admitted to Southern Illinois Conference in 1910; and transferred to the Central Tennessee Conference in 1926; and was transferred to Holston Conference in 1931. He married Ruth Green in 1909. They had seven children. He died June 26, 1935, in the hospital at Lafollette, Tenn. He was buried at Dahlgreen, Ill. Shaw, Hezekiah: In Holston one year, 1807. Shines, Daniel: In Holston one year, 1790-91. Shuler, J. A. H.: Born May 30, 1859, in Grayson County, Va. Son of Rev. Phillip Lafton Shuler and brother of Rev. J. W. W. Shuler. He probably had only public school training in youth, but he managed to acquire, by diligent study, an education which should compare favorably with other cultured preachers. He was a man in understanding and a child in the simplicity of his feelings. He was admitted into Holston Conference in 1886. He was in active work for forty-seven years during which he served fifteen charges. He was a preacher of exceptional ability. He delighted in preaching the great doctrines; and at times rose to heights of real eloquence. He was also a diligent and sympathetic pastor. He was twice married: (1) Miss Amanda Harrington, Grayson County, Va. They had five children. (2) Miss Blanche Gibson, East Radford, Va. They had one daughter. He was a Christian gentleman in his home and his children exemplify the devotion of their father's life. His health having failed after he passed threescore and ten, he asked for the superannuate relation in 1933. He died Jan. 26, 1935, in his home at Bristol, Tenn. He was buried at Emory, Va. Simmons, Elisha: In Holston 1819. Simmons, John: In Holston one year, 1793. Simpson, George W.: Born April 2, 1846, near Jonesboro, Tenn. Son of J. R. and Adaline Bayless Simpson and brother of Rev. John B. Simpson. Served as supply two years. Admitted 1870 and continued in active service until 1892, when he was located at his own request. Readmitted in 1903, but on account of ill health was made supernumerary in 1904. He sustained this relation to the end of his life. He was never married although he more than once seemed on the verge of doing so. He became a man of considerable wealth and bequeathed a considerable sum to Hiwassee College. Died at the age of eightyfive, at Johnson City, July 30, 1931. Buried at Johnson City. Simpson, John Bayless: Born Jan. 1, 1859, near Jonesboro, Tenn. Son of John R. and Adaline Simpson and brother of Rev. George W. Simpson. Admitted in 1885. He had forty-seven years of unbroken service in Holston Conference on twenty-four charges. "He was a hard worker, a brave man and a loyal itinerant." Married Jan. 15, 1891, Miss Nannie Bailey, Bluefield, W. Va. They had two daughters. For a number of years he had been ill, but refused to consent to superannuation. He died April 21, 1933, in the Bluefield Sanitarium. Buried in Bluefield, W. Va. Smith, David Russell: Born May 1, 1835, at Taylorsville (Mountain City), Tenn. Reared in Lee County, Va. Admitted 1868. Located 1885, readmitted 1886 and made supernumerary. Married Miss Sophia Wolfe 1854. Died Jan. 9, 1888. Buried at Rogersville, Tenn. Smith, Henry: Born April 23, 1769, in Frederick County, Md. Admitted in 1794. In Holston two years, 1798-99 and 1802-3. Traveled about ten years in Kentucky and Ohio. An eminent example of meekness and patience.

Smith, Jacob: Born Oct. 20, 1835, in Wythe County, Va. Common school education. Converted and joined the church at Mt. Pleasant, Wytheville circuit, Feb. 16, 1851, under the ministry of Wiley B. Winton. Licensed to preach at Kimberlin Camp Ground, Bland County, Va., in 1857. Admitted Oct. 21, 1861. Cruelly mobbed and beaten, on Sunday, April 24, 1869, in Blount County, Tenn. He received injury from which he never fully recovered. In 1874 he was appointed book agent of Holston Conference and was occupied with that work until 1891, when he was superannuated. He held this place on the honor roll to the end of his days. A faithful and devout man, he bore his affliction without rancour or complaint. He died in his eighty-sixth year in 1921 and was buried at Wytheville, Va. Smith, James T.: Born Aug. 22, 1819, on Saluda River, S. C. When he was three his family moved to Tennessee, and settled on a farm six miles east of Athens. Married Miss Nancy Wilson, McMinn County, Tenn., on Dec. 29, 1844. In less than two years she died. Admitted 1847. Located 1865. Married in 1853 Miss Alzenia E. Smith, who died in 1855. Married Nov. 4, 1857, Elizabeth Jane Morrison. Industrious, frugal, faithful, devoted, he did the whole work of a Methodist preacher. Died June, 1887, at Fair View. Buried at Asheville, N. C. Smith, John Wesley: Born Sept. 24, 1847, in Washington, Rhea County, Tenn. He was the son of Nathaniel Henry and Elizabeth Willett Smith. He was educated at Mars Hill Academy, as was James I. Cash, who was born in the same month in a near-by community of Rhea County. He had one year in college. He was admitted on trial in Holston Conference in 1872. With the exception of one year at Newborn, Va. (1874-75), he spent the first ten years in the vicinity of Chattanooga, three years (1876-79) at Whiteside Street. Yellow fever raged in Chattanooga in 1878. He was presented with a watch bearing this inscription: "Presented to Rev. J. W. Smith by his friends in Chattanooga, Tenn., for his fidelity to duty during the Yellow Fever Epidemic, 1878." He later served in Chattanooga, Market Street, Hill City, Ridgedale, Highland Park, St. Elmo and Rossville. He served, also, in Virginia, Tazewell, Wytheville, Radford, Graham and Gate City. He was pastor thirty years, presiding elder two years, Assistant Editor one year, colporteur two years, supernumerary seven years, superannuate two years. A most diligent pastor, often visiting in the early morning and visiting all the families in his parish. The degree of Doctor of Divinity was conferred upon him by the American Temperance University, Harriman, Tenn. He married Oct. 2, 1883, Miss Lucy Jordan, Pulaski County, Va. They had one son. Superannuated 1916. He died March 20, 1918, at Knoxville, Tenn. He was buried at Pulaski, Va. Smith, Josiah R.: Admitted 1822. In Holston 1822 Smith, Robert E.: Born Feb. 23, 1846, near Blountville, Tenn. Admitted 1870, "and for well nigh forty years was a faithful, earnest and efficient preacher of the Gospel." Married June 27, 1876, Miss Bagely, Lee County, Va. They had three children. Superannuated 1908. Died March 30, 1910, at Chattanooga and was buried there. Smith, T.: In Holston 1822. Smith, W. W.: Born Feb. 11, 1814, in Washington County, Tenn. Admitted 1851. A faithful and successful pastor for twelve years. Died Sept. 21, 1863, at Sulphur Springs, N. C. Smith, William D.: Born Jan. 28, 1832, in Floyd County, Va. Licensed to preach in 1885 and ordained deacon by Bishop Early in 1862. In Feb., 1865, he withdrew from the M. E., South, and united with the M. E. Church, and was employed to travel the Benton circuit. He went to Georgia after the war and joined the Georgia Conference. He transferred to Holston Conference in 1871 and was effective until 1875, when he became supernumerary and so remained until 1884, when he again was put on the effective list. He did hard work on obscure charges. He was married and had children. He died July 4, 1891, at his home in Bradley County and was buried at Sugar Creek, Bradley County, Tenn.

Smyth, Tobias F.: Born in Illinois Nov. 30, 1837. Son of William A. and Mary Ann Smyth and grandson of Tobias Smyth, one of the founders of Emory and Henry College. His father having died when he was sixteen, he came to Emory, Va., to live with his grandfather and to be educated at Emory and Henry. He was in his senior year there when the war began. He volunteered and did service as a chaplain for part of the time. Emory and Henry honored him with a diploma. Admitted in 1862. Became supernumerary because of ill health in 1878. Effective in 1881 to 1883. Supernumerary 1883 to 1888. Superannuated 1890. A learned and cultured man, he was honored for his ministry and for his meek and gracious spirit. Married Miss Orrie T. Brown of Wythe County, Va., Sept. 22, 1868. Died Jan. 31, 1893, at Sweetwater, Tenn. Buried at Emory, Va. Snavely, A. Y.: Born July 5, 1846. He was a local preacher for many years. Admitted into Holston Conference in 1889. "He rode the mountainous circuits of the Clinton District for many years." He married Feb. 21, 1867, Miss Angeline Clarkson. They had five children. He superannuated in 1908. He died Nov. 8, 1911. He was buried at Well Springs, Tenn. Snider, William Robert: Born April 21, 1849, in Tuckaleechee Cove, Blount County, Tenn. Son of George H. and Susannah Handley Snider. Admitted 1883. In forty-five years he served thirteen circuits and eleven stations. He was well endowed. A body finely proportioned and handsome, a quick mind and retentive memory, with favorable educational training he should have been a man of first rank. He was twice married: (1) Miss Jennie Tipton of Blount County, Tenn., Dec. 28, 1868. They had eleven children. She died Nov. 15, 1922. (2) Mrs. Phoebe Dolan, Spring City, Tenn. He superannuated in 1928 and retired to his home in East Lake, Chattanooga. His last illness was of short duration. He died Oct. 29, 1933. Buried at Lenoir City, Tenn. Sorrell, William Leonidas: Born Sept. 16, 1868, near Del Rio, Cocke County, Tenn. Admitted in 1892. Served 13 charges in 19 years. Unselfish, devoted, faithful, humble. He was thoroughly consecrated to the work of the ministry. Married Nov. 7, 1899, Miss Lillian Wade, Clinton, Tenn. Died Sept. 1, 1915, in the parsonage of Epworth Church, Knoxville, where he was pastor at the time of his death. Buried at Clinton, Tenn. Speer, James G. H.: Admitted 1821. Well educated and gave good promise. His health failed in 1825 and he located. Married 1833, Miss Mary O'Brien, Kingsport, Tenn. Died 1833. Spence, John Fletcher: Born Feb. 3, 1828, in Greenville, Ohio. Educated at Ohio Wesleyan University. Admitted in the Cincinnati Conference in 1853. He served as chaplain in the Federal Army, 1862 to 1865. At the close of the war he came to Knoxville. He was transferred to Holston Conference at its organization in 1865. He was engaged in educational work most of the time after coming to Tennessee, the only exception being a term as presiding elder of Knoxville District, 1869 to 1872. He founded and was President of the American Temperance University, Harriman, Tenn., for some years. He married Miss Elizabeth Elliott Carey, Jacksboro, Tenn., in Aug., 1865. She died May 17, 1901. There were three sons and one daughter. He died Jan. 24, 1912, at Orlando, Fla. He was buried at Knoxville. Standefer, Rufus Madison: Born in Bledsoe County, Tenn. Son of James Standefer and grandson of Gen. James Standefer, one of the first settlers in Sequatchie Valley. Rufus was left an orphan; at seventeen he agreed with a farmer to live as one of his family until he was twenty-one, when he was to have a small stipulated sum. Licensed to preach in 1874. Admitted in 1875. After two years he entered Vanderbilt University and took a two-year course in theology and an additional year of study. In 1880 he transferred to the North Mississippi Conference. In a scourge of yellow fever at Oxford he remained at his post and ministered to the suffering. He was appointed Mayor pro tem of the city. He

took yellow fever, but recovered. Becoming indebted, at this time he retired from the ministry for the purpose of paying his debts. This was a sore trial. Readmitted into Holston Conference in 1908, he was quickly restored to high rank as a minister. He was a good pastor and wielded a strong influence among men. "He was a man's preacher" was said of him by Bishop E. E. Hoss. Fifty-one years after he entered the itinerancy he was still doing useful service, but in his fourth year at Clinton, Tenn., in 1924, he became extremely feeble, but he was returned for the fifth year. He died at Clinton in 1926 and was buried there. Steele, Charles Emmett: Born May 3, 1864, in Scott County, Va. He was the son of Rev. Reuben and Elizabeth Forkner Steele. His father was a notable local preacher, and was a member of Holston Conference for a short period. Both parents died when he was twelve and he grew up in the home of an elder brother. He studied in Hiwassee College and Emory and Henry College. Admitted in 1903. In a ministry of thirty-nine years he served only nine charges, an average of more than four years. He served Elk Garden twelve years. He was the very embodiment of a Methodist circuit rider of the highest type. "A preacher of a pure gospel. He excelled as a pastor. He knew the art of holding a revival; nor did he fail to make provision for such in any year of his ministry." He married Sept. 4, 1889, Miss Ida Mooney, Bull's Gap, Tenn. They had two children. He died May 1, 1932, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Dr. T. G. Smith, Elk Garden, Va. He was buried at Bull's Gap, Tenn., on May 3, 1932, the sixty-ninth anniversary of his birth. Steir, Frederick: Admitted 1802. In Holston three years as presiding elder Holston District, 1909, 1910, 1911. Prominent in Baltimore Conference. Stephenson, J. H.: Admitted into Troy Conference. He was transferred to Holston Conference in 1916 and appointed to Vanderbilt University and continued there until his death. He died in 1919 and was buried in Nashville, Tenn. Stevens, Rufus M.: Born May 18, 1808, Washington County, Va. When a small child his parents removed to Rhea County, Tenn., where they lived near the Cherokees. There were no schools and the boy had the most meager opportunities for an education. The story of his conversion as told by Dr. R. N. Price is a classic of Christian experience. Admitted in 1834. A preacher of notable power and eloquence for thirty years. The shadow of the war between the states fell upon his life. He died Feb. 29, 1864, in a federal prison in Cincinnati. His death was tranquil and triumphant. He was buried in Linden Grove Cemetery, Covington, Ky. Stewart, Absalom Deakins: Born Jan. 7, 1833, near Dunlap, Marion County, Tenn. Son of George and Martha Deakins Stewart. Educated at Emory and Henry College. Admitted 1858, and was an effective member for forty-one years. Serving a charge at Chattanooga, just after the war between the states, he secured the lot on which Market Street Church was built. "A man of strong convictions and the highest type of Christian character." Married Feb. 8, 1866, Mrs. Jennie McCullough. They had seven children. A son, Rev. R. A. Stewart, is a useful preacher in Texas. Superannuated 1899 and held that relation twenty-four years. Died Aug., 1923, at home of his daughter, Mrs. L. N. Spears, Chattanooga. Buried at Dunlap, Tenn. Stewart, George: Born May 15, 1821, in Tyrone County, Ireland. His parents immigrated to America when he was an infant and located in Giles County, Va. Licensed to preach Jan. 23, 1847. Served as junior supply 1849-50-51. Under his preaching that year were many seals to his ministry, among them William E. Munsey. Admitted 1851. In 1853 his health failed and he asked for discontinuance, in despair of doing further work. Health restored he was received again in 1855. The next ten years were spent on circuits in Southwest Virginia. Supernumerary 1865. Presiding elder of Knoxville District 1866. Then followed districts and stations in East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.

Married Mary Johnston of Giles County, Va., Sept. 4, 1844. His last work was on Pulaski station, 188890. Superannuated 1890. "In his career as a preacher he served the Church and country in the relations of local preacher, circuit preacher, station preacher, presiding elder; and he was popular and useful in all these relations." He died, at his residence in Dublin, Va., Nov. 27, 1891. Buried in Wythe County, Va. His daughter, Miss Mary Ann Elizabeth Stewart, married Rev. J. L. M. French, an honored minister of Holston Conference. Their son, Rev. Stewart French, is now, 1943, one of the most beloved members of Holston Conference. Still, Abraham: Born Aug. 25, 1796, in Buncombe County, N. C. Admitted 1818. In Holston 1819 to 1825, when he located. Readmitted 1833. Married Mary Poague Moore, Tazewell County, Va. Transferred to Missouri in 1836. Served charges until 1844. Died Dec. 31, 1867. His son, Andrew Taylor Still, Kirksville, Mo., was the founder of the first School of Osteopathy. Still, Elijah: Born Sept. 4, 1805, in White County, Tenn. Admitted 1831. He located in 1838, after serving a number of circuits and serving as a missionary among the Cherokee Indians. He continued as a local preacher until the organization of Holston Conference in 1865; and was readmitted, after which he served five circuits with great success, especially in revivals and church building. His memoir refers to his family but gives no data on that point. He died at his residence in Bradley County, Tenn., on April 12, 1875, and was buried at Red Hill, Bradley County. Stone, Ausker Meek: Born Dec. 13, 1878, near Marion, Va. He was one of a family of nineteen children. He was for a time a student at Emory and Henry College. Engaged for some years in milling and electrical business, and later, was a traveling salesman. He was converted and united with Mt. Carmel Church in childhood. In his forty-third year (1921) he gave himself anew to God and felt anew the call to preach, and was licensed to preach. He was immediately given work as a supply. Admitted in 1923, he served five charges. He was a builder of churches. Ardent in temperament, he won friends readily and had a genius for leadership. Although beginning to preach late, he was an acceptable preacher and his work was successful. He married Oct. 19, 1898, Miss Octavia Etter, Rural Retreat, Va. Shortly after Conference in 1934 he underwent a serious surgical operation in a hospital in Norton, Va., where he was entering upon his third year as pastor. He died suddenly in the parsonage on Nov. 30, 1934. He was buried at Mt. Carmel, Smythe County, Va. Stout, George M.: Born July 10, 1858. Admitted 1892 and was active for ten years, serving five circuits. He was a peacemaker and was possessed of remarkable enthusiasm and magnetism. He was married. He was superannuated in 1903. He died Oct. 12, 1905. He was buried at Andersonville, Tenn. Strader, Tyler D.: Born March 10, 1866, in Giles County, Va. He was the son of Josiah and Barbara Caroline Strader. He was licensed to preach at Wabash Camp Ground. Admitted in 1890. He was active for thirty-two years, during which he built thirty-three churches. He helped to saw the lumber and to build many of these churches. He married Oct. 19, 1893, Miss Minnie Florence Sult. They had three children. He became superannuate in 1922. He died Jan. 26, 1942, at Radford, Va., and was buried there. Stradley, Charles Lee: Born Oct. 20, 1867, at Hiwassee College. Son of Rev. John R. and Mrs. Harriet Stradley. Educated at Hiwassee College. Admitted in 1877. He served fifteen charges in fortyfive years. He was especially successful with young people. He was twice married: (1) Dec. 2, 1891, Miss Margaret Jones, Clintwood, Va. They had seven children. Two sons, Rev. John Stradley of the Florida Conference and Rev. Paul G. Stradley of Houston, have followed their father in the Methodist itineracy. Mrs. Stradley died Aug. 26, 1927. (2) Sept. 24, 1928, Miss Rosa Bruce, Big Stone Gap, Va. He superannuated in 1932. He died June 3, 1933, at the home of his son, Rev. Paul G. Stradley, at Clinchport, Va., and buried at Emory, Va.

Stradley, John Ryland: Born June 15, 1825, at No. 37, Ironmonger Street, London, England. Brought by his parents to America when he was three. His father was a Baptist minister. Studied medicine and began to practice in Burnsville, N. C. Married Nov. 16, 1872, Miss Harriet Newell Wilson. They had eight children, two of whom became Methodist preachers: W. Bascom and Charles L. Admitted 1856. Located 1861, but afterward returned to the Conference. He was made a Captain in the Confederate Army, performing the duties of a surgeon part of the time. After the war he took work for some time, but was supernumerary for many years. His first wife died Dec. 3, 1883. He later married Miss Harriet Porter, Asheville, N. C. Died Jan. 15, 1905, at his home in Monroe County, Tenn. Buried at Hiwassee College, Tenn. Straley, James O.: Born March 22, 1864, in Carter County, Ky. Having no home in childhood, from his sixth year, found little opportunity to be in school. Encouraged by a sympathetic Christian woman he managed to spend a year or two as a student at Emory and Henry. Later in life he showed his gratitude for this privilege by conspicuous service to the College as agent and trustee. Admitted in 1884. He rose steadily from his first charge until he was presiding elder of Wytheville District and later of Tazewell District. In the wanderings of his early days he spent a night in a Christian home, in which a godly widowed mother gathered her children for family prayer. That night she prayed fervently for the little stranger within her gates. The influence of that night never faded from his memory; and long afterward, when he gave his heart to God, he searched out his friend and put himself at her service. He had an incisive, though untrained mind, unhampered by the inhibitions which training sometimes imposes. He did a tremendous amount of work of various kinds. He was highly esteemed for his straightforward integrity and for his unresting energy as well as for fervent piety and devotion of his life. Married Lula M. Anderson, Bristol, Va., Oct. 2, 1890. They had five children. Died unexpectedly Nov. 6, 1912, at Tazewell, Va. Buried at Emory, Va. Strange, Joseph S.: Born Dec. 8, 1859, in Jefferson County, Tenn. He was admitted to Holston Conference in 1891. He professed sanctification in 1896. He served eighteen charges in thirty years of his effective conference relation. His wife survived him. They had four children. He superannuated in 1921. He died Aug. 14, 1934, at his home in Fountain City, Tenn. He was buried in Chattanooga. Strange, Obadiah: In Holston one year, 1796-97. Stribling, William: In Holston one year, 1813. Stringfield, James King: Born March 27, 1839, Nashville, Tenn. Son of Rev. Thomas Stringfield and Sarah Williams Stringfield. Educated at Strawberry Plains College. Admitted 1858. Was chaplain in Confederate Army. Served circuits four years and stations five years. Never married. Elected professor in Asheville Female College in 1869. Died of penumonia, June 2, 1870. Stringfield, Thomas: Born Feb. 13, 1797, in Barren County, Ky. Son of John and Sarah Boylston Stringfield. His great-grandfather, Richard Stringfield, emigrated from England and settled near Jamestown in early colonial days. James, son of Richard, married Mary Ann Ray. Thomas grew up on his father's farm on the Tennessee River, near Huntsville, Ala. With a thirst for knowledge he studied diligently even though denied the privilege of college training. At fifteen he served with Jackson, in 1812. Without his knowledge he was licensed to preach. Admitted in 1816. On circuits in Holston for several years; stationed in Nashville 1821. At twenty-six made presiding elder of Knoxville District in 1823. Was a charter member of Holston Conference at its organization in 1824. He was intimately connected with every interest of Holston Conference for the succeeding thirty years. Pioneer of educational work of the Methodist Church. Elected Editor of Southwestern Christian Advocate in 1836 and continued in that office four years. He was one of the foremost Methodist leaders in the controversy

with the Calvinists in Holston. Continued in active leadership. Married Oct. 10, 1826, Sarah Williams, Strawberry Plains, Tenn. Their children: William W., James King, Sarah Frances (Mrs. F. A. Bulter), Melinda Williams (Mrs. James S. Kennedy), Mary (Mrs. John Ray). He was a delegate to the General Conference in 1824, 1828, 1832, 1844, Louisville Convention 1845, 1846, 1850. Superannuated in 1856. Died at Strawberry Plains, June 12, 1858. Stuart, George Rutledge: Born Dec. 14, 1857, at Talbot Station, Jefferson County, Tenn. At the age of twelve he hired out to neighbors for meager wages to buy clothing. Educated at Emory and Henry College where he managed by his own efforts to meet his expenses. He graduated in 1883. He taught school to earn money for college. He changed his membership from the Presbyterian to the Methodist Church and secured license to preach in his twentieth year. Admitted to Holston Conference in 1883; and was stationed at Cleveland, Tenn., where he founded Centenary College for girls. He remained as Professor in Centenary College until 1890. In 1890 he was appointed to Centenary Church, Chattanooga, Tenn. He located in 1891, to go with Sam P. Jones in evangelistic work. Unlike Sam Jones in temperament or style of preaching, he nevertheless was acceptable and effective as a team-mate with Sam Jones. For more than ten years they were engaged in most successful tabernacle meeting and other evangelistic efforts. George R. Stuart soon became recognized as an evangelist and preacher of great power. He was one of the strongest of the temperance lecturers of that period. He became also one of the most popular lecturers on the American platform. Wherever he lectured or preached great crowds thronged to hear him. He was master of the emotions of his hearers and moved them to laughter and to tears at his will. He was one of the greatest entertainers that America has produced. In 1912 he was readmitted into Holston Conference and was stationed at Church Street, Knoxville, where packed congregations hung upon his preaching for four years, which was the time limit in the M. E. Church, South. In 1916 he was transferred to North Alabama Conference and stationed at First Church, Birmingham, where his church was crowded both day and night. At Birmingham his health failed as the result of the heavy labors of many years. He married Sept. 6, 1883, Miss Zollicoffer Sullins, daughter of Rev. Doctor and Mrs. David Sullins. They had five children. He died May 11, 1926, and was buried at Cleveland, Tenn. Sullins, David, D.D.: Born July 28, 1827, two miles west of Athens in McMinn County, Tenn. He was the son of Nathan and Rebecca Mitchell Sullins. Both of his parents were deeply religious. Their home was long a preaching place for Methodist preachers. The lower story of their house was designed for this purpose and was furnished with a plain pulpit. David joined the church at twelve years. After being in local schools he went to Emory and Henry College and graduated with B.A. degree in 1850. He was licensed to preach at Abingdon a few days later. Admitted 1850. He was, at once, recognized as a man of great ability and sterling character. He served the most important charges during his early years. He was pastor and teacher at Jonesboro 1852-5-7. At Bristol he was pastor and president of Sullins College 1868-80; President of Emory and Henry 1880-1885 and founder of Centenary College at Cleveland, Tenn. He was a man of commanding appearance, tall, graceful and agile. He had a voice of great compass and melody, both for song and speech; and was for many years the most popular preacher in Holston Conference. He was sought for special occasions and, perhaps, preached more commencement and dedication sermons than any other man of his day, or of any other day in Holston. Being occupied with educational work, he did not take the superannuate relation until 1915. He married May 3, 1855, Ann Rebecca Blair. They had four children, two sons and two daughters. She died April 5, 1902. A grandson, Rev. Sullins Dosser, is a member of Holston. Rev. George R. Stuart was his son-in-law. He spent his last days in the home of Dr. and Mr. Stuart. He died there, at Birmingham, Ala., on Feb. 19, 1918. He was buried at Cleveland, Tenn. Sullins, Timothy: Born Dec. 4, 1812, in Blount County, Tenn. When he was eight the family moved to McMinn County. Son of Nathan and Rebecca Mitchell Sullins. Educated in common school

near his home. Admitted in 1883. His ability was attested by the service which he rendered as circuit and station preacher, presiding elder, Agent of Emory and Henry College. Perhaps the Conference erred in giving him too heavy a load. In 1846, Oct. 18, while on his way to Conference, he was stricken with paralysis. Before his stroke he was engaged to be married to Miss Mary Rogers of Knoxville. After the failure of his health he proposed to release her from the engagement. Hoping to relieve his mind, she, at length, agreed to the release. But after a dozen years had passed, they were married, Jan. 28, 1858. They endured great hardship during the war between the states. He was an invalid for the last thirty-eight years of his life. He was a delegate to the General Conference in 1844, the Louisville Convention in 1845, and General Conference in 1846 and 1854. Died Feb. 18, 1885, at Knoxville and was buried in Old Gray Cemetery. Summers, George William: Born May 16, 1853, in Tazewell County, Va. Son of William and Martha Bane Summers. As a boy he joined the church at Blue Stone Camp Ground. Educated in public schools. Read widely and was familiar with Methodist theology. An instructive, but not a popular preacher. Admitted in 1877. He served nine circuits and seven stations and taught one year in Centenary College and five years in Sullins College. Married Oct. 13, 1879, Miss Henrietta Phlegar, Floyd, Va. They had six daughters. Superannuated in 1920 because of ill health, which grew steadily worse. He died in a hospital at Radford, Va., June 11, 1925. Buried at Glade Spring, Va. Sutherland, Robey Kinzer: Born Oct. 18, 1870, in Carroll County, Va. Son of Rev. A. C. and Sallie Kinzer Sutherland. His home was thoroughly Christian. He united with the church at fifteen. Educated at Sparta Academy, Emory and Henry, where he took his B.A., in 1893, and Vanderbilt University. Admitted 1894. Impaired health interfered with his work in 1898 and again in 1901. After eighteen years of successful work as pastor he was appointed Agent for Emory and Henry College and did eminently useful work for four years. He was a most capable administrator. Married Sept. 18, 1898, Miss Amanda Barnes of Tazewell County, Va. They had five children, four sons and a daughter. His death came unexpectedly, just after his forty-sixth birthday. Died Nov. 15, 1916, at Emory, Va., and was buried there. Sutton, Phillip: Born April 9, 1827, in Smythe County, Va. Admitted in 1854. Superannuated 1889. A faithful pastor. Twice married: (1) Miss Bryan, Grainger County, Tenn.; (2) Miss Mahood, Mercer County, W. Va. Died April 15, 1896, Princeton, W. Va. Buried at Princeton. Swaim, Mitchell Patton: Born Dec. 11, 1832, in Buncombe County, N. C. Licensed 1853. Admitted in 1853. He wrote in his diary that he "was local thirteen years, supernumerary eight years, superannuate thirteen years, active nineteen years." He never received more than $430.00 for a year's work. Married April 26, 1859, Miss Lou L. Kirkland of Sequatchie Valley. They had two children. Died July 4, 1915, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. S. A. Cole, at Richmond, Va. Buried at Liberty Hill, Tenn. Swecker, James E.: Born Aug., 1861, in Wythe County, Va. Son of Benjamin and Sarah Swecker. Studied at Emory and Henry. Admitted 1890 "and from that to the day of his departure he did work with a degree of acceptability and fidelity which any young minister might covet." Married Sept. 22, 1892, Miss Lillie Dove Dickenson of Floyd County, Va. They had four children. She died Nov. 5, 1904. He married, the second time, May 16, 1906, Miss Daisey Kelly Hall. He "carried every day a serious conviction of the importance of his work." Died March 3, 1909. Buried in Wythe County, Va. Swift, Richard: In Holston 1785. Swisher, H. B.: Born April 3, 1803. Admitted 1860. Died 1866. Buried at Greeneville, Tenn.

Swisher, Jessee G.: Born 1803. Admitted 1844. For twenty-five years a faithful minister. Married. Died July 22, 1866. Buried at Calhoun, Tenn. Taylor, Louther: In Holston one year, 1801-1802. Taylor, Nathanael Greene: Born Dec. 29, 1819, at Happy Valley, Carter County, Tenn. Son of James Patton and Mary Carter Taylor. His grandfather, Nathanael Taylor, was one of the first of the pioneers in the Watauga Settlement, whose wife was Mary Patton. N. G. Taylor was educated at Washington College, Tenn., and in Princeton College, N. J., where he received the first honors of his class, in 1840. He studied law, but soon after he began to practice law, he was powerfully moved by the tragical death of his sister at, Brush Creek Camp Meeting, and the whole course of his life was changed, so that the major occupation of his life was preaching. Soon after this incident he was licensed as a local preacher in the Methodist Church. He served two terms in Congress and was Commissioner of Indian Affairs under Johnson. He was a strong Union man. He made a tour of New England making addresses of appeal for the war-stricken people of East Tennessee. It is said that Edward Everette pronounced his address in Faneuil Hall to be one of the greatest ever delivered in America. He raised nearly or quite $200,000 for the suffering people of East Tennessee. "In person, voice, manner, intellect, imagination and ready command of language Dr. Taylor was almost an ideal orator. In the pulpit or on the platform he had few peers." He was a lay delegate to the General Conference of 1872. Admitted to Holston Conference (M.E.) in 1872. He served a few years as pastor but it was not easy for a man who had seen so much of public life to confine himself to the work of the pastorate. He married Jan. 30, 1844, Miss Emma Haynes of Carter County. They had ten children. He died at his home April 1, 1887, and was buried in his native county. Tevis, John: Born Jan. 6, 1792, in Baltimore. Admitted into Ohio Conference 1815. Appointed presiding elder of Holston District in 1820 and continued there for four years. He was among the most useful preachers of his day. Transferred to the Kentucky Conference in 1824; became supernumerary in 1828; and superannuate in 1835. Married Miss Julia Ann Heironimus March 9, 1824. Together they founded Science Hall Academy, Shelbyville, Ky., which enjoyed a long and useful career. Confined to his bed by paralysis, for many years, he suffered very little pain. Died Jan. 26, 1861. Thompson, Leander Wade: Born Nov. 11, 1849, Floyd County, Va. Admitted 1872. A brief but faithful ministry. Married May 15, 1878, Miss Kitty Lane, Floyd County, Va. Died Nov. 27, 1878, Princeton, W. Va. Buried at Floyd, Va. Thompson, Samuel H.: Admitted 1809. In Holston three years, 1810-11-12. Died March 9, 1841, in Illinois Conference. Thompson, William Cortes: Born June 7, 1866, at Rose Hill, Va. Son of Stephen and Rosina Witt Thompson. Educated in public schools and Cumberland College, then operating at Rose Hill. Taught twenty-four years. Licensed to preach 1903. Admitted 1907; he was then 41. Served 9 charges in 19 years. Entering the ministry late, he gave himself to fervent evangelistic work. He led in the building of a new church at Reynolds Memorial, Bristol. Married Dec. 15, 1887, Miss Harriet Emily Speake, Rose Hill, Va. They had six children. Superannuated in 1926. Died Feb. 11, 1929, at the Reynolds Superannuate Home, Bristol, Tenn. Buried at Emory, Va. Thomson, George H.: Born April 15, 1845, in Fairfax County, Va. Admitted into Virginia Conference in 1876, having previously served three years as a supply. In all he served eleven charges. He was in great demand for funeral occasions. After his retirement he represented Floyd County in the Virginia Legislature. He married in March, 1881, Miss Matilda Smith of Floyd County, Va. He superannuated in 1895. He died Feb. 25, 1923. He was buried at Simpson, Va.

Thorn, Arthur Sullivan: Born Feb. 6, 1868, in Green Valley, Giles County, Va. Educated at Princeton Academy and Emory and Henry College. Admitted into Western Virginia Conference in 1890. Transferred to Holston Conference in 1892. Taught in Princeton Academy in 1893 and 1894. Transferred to Baltimore Conference in 1907, where he located. Readmitted into Holston 1909. Taught one year at Princeton and one year at Martha Washington. Returned to pastoral work in 1920 and served four charges. In 1914 he ran for Congress. Married May 11, 1891, Miss Lula S. Hale, Princeton, W. Va. They had six children. Ill health was followed by a stroke of paralysis in the early summer of 1926. Died suddenly, after preaching in his church at Pocahontas, Va., on Dec. 26, 1926. Buried at Princeton, W. Va. Tilley, Edward A.: Born Sept. 24, 1864, at Bristol, Tenn. Educated at King College from which he graduated in 1883. Spent one year at Vanderbilt University. Admitted 1885. His first appointment was Pocahontas, Va., where he remained for three years. He went to Brazil as a missionary in 1888. He worked his first twelve years in Brazil without a furlough. "In the Brazil Mission he occupied the following positions in the Conference: Twice presiding elder (4 years each term); was professor in the theological department of Granbery College for several terms; editor of the Expositor Christao (the Conference organ) four years. In the absence of the Bishop he was elected once as the President of the Brazil Conference. While pastor and presiding elder, in Petropolis, Rio, he published a book of sermons entitled Doutrinas Christans (Christian Doctrines). "Stricken with paralysis in Feb., 1907, he returned to this country in July, and lived at Ashland, Va., for six years. During this time he did some teaching in Randolph-Macon College and received from that College the honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity. In 1913 he returned to Brazil and did active work for two years. In Oct., 1915, he suffered a complete breakdown and was brought home to Bristol, Tenn. Married Nov. 6, 1890, at Sao Paulo, Brazil, Miss Ella V. Porter of Knox County, Tenn. They had four daughters. He died Nov. 27, 1916. Towe, Alfred Hamilton: Born June 19, 1862, in Carroll County, Va. Grew up in Russell County, Va. Attended Temple Hill Academy four years. Licensed to preach 1881. Admitted 1886. Served eighteen circuits in nearly every part of Holston Conference during forty years. A modest, unselfish man; a preacher of unusual understanding and power. Married Sept. 3, 1883, Miss Florence Jane Potter. They had four children. One of the daughters married Rev. R. N. Havens. Superannuated 1926. Died Aug. 16, 1930. Buried at Emory, Va. Tracey, Micajah: In Holston one year. Was with Thomas Ware on Nolichucky, 1787, and was in the first Conference west of Blue Ridge in 1788. Admitted on trial 1786. Located in 1791 on account of frail health. Travis, John: Born Nov. 3, 1773, in South Carolina. Admitted 1806. In Holston one year, 1813. Located 1814. His first appointment, 1806, was to Missouri circuit. He was the first Methodist preacher to carry the Gospel to that territory. Died Nov. 11, 1852. Triplett, Rufus Kincaid: Born Aug. 2, 1871, in Anderson County, Tenn. Son of William and Nancy Portwood Triplett. He was licensed to preach at nineteen. While a student at Pikeville, Tenn., he was appointed supply pastor on the Pikeville circuit. He volunteered for service in the Spanish-American war and saw service in the Philippines. Admitted in 1900. He was transferred to the Northwest and spent eight years there. Most of his years in Holston were spent in Chattanooga and Knoxville. His unselfish devotion to serving his people won the hearts of those amongst whom he lived. He was twice married: (1) In 1902 to Miss Berdinett Wardell of Knoxville. She died in 1905. (2) In 1907 to Miss Mary M. Jackson, Jackson's Point, Lookout Mountain. They had one son, who is a member of Holston Conference, Rev. Marquis J. Triplett. He had suffered for some time with his heart. Death came Sunday, Aug. 18, 1929, at Erlanger Hospital, Chattanooga, Tenn., while he was pastor of Ridgedale Church. He was buried at Chattanooga.

Trower, Thomas: Born in Albemarle County, Va. Admitted in 1807. Located in 1811. Readmitted in 1838. Served: 1807, Clinch; 1808, Nolichucky; 1809, French Broad; 1810, Holston; 1838, Kingston. Troy, William Henry: Born Sept. 16, 1864, in Grayson County, Va. Son of John and Rebecca Troy. Admitted in 1895. He served ten circuits, all of which were in Southwest Virginia. He was a man faithful in all his ways. He married Miss Nannie Virginia Black, Dec. 28, 1892. They had five children. A son, Rev. Olin Troy, is a member of Holston Conference; and a daughter married Rev. D. Trigg James. He superannuated in 1921. After a long illness, he died, March 20, 1937, at Amonate, Va., and was buried at Bluefield, Va. Tucker, Clinton: In Holston one year, 1818. Tunnell, John: Son of William and Anne Howell Tunnell; born in 1755, in Fredericksburg, Va. Admitted at Deer Creek, Md., in 1777. In Holston 1787 as presiding elder and in 1789 as presiding elder, the latter being his last appointment. His first appointment was the famous Brunswick circuit. He also served Kent, East Jersey, Dorchester, Charleston, S. C., and New York, Newark and East Jersey. An eloquent evangelistic preacher with a strong musical voice. Asbury said of him: "Few men as public ministers were better known or more beloved. He was a simple hearted, artless, childlike man. For his opportunities he was a man of good learning; a sensible, improving preacher, a most affectionate friend, and a great saint." He died of consumption at the age of thirty-five at Sweet Springs in Monroe County, W. Va. Turner, W. L.: Born March 23, 1811, Claiborne County, Tenn. Admitted 1837. After traveling two or three years, ill health forced him to take supernumerary. A short time before the Civil War he again became effective, but for only brief periods. Married Miss Phoeba Ely, 1844. Died Jan. 13, 1889. Buried in Jonesville, Va. Tuttle, Sherman Dexter: Born Sept. 17, 1866, at Venango, Crawford County, Pa. Son of Miletus and Helen Tuttle. Educated common school, high school and state normal; also a business course. Worked seven years in freight office. In 1896 he entered Grant University, finishing there in 1899. He was admitted into the Georgia Conference in 1897. He transferred to Holston Conference in 1904. He was presiding elder of Chattanooga District 1909-1911. Health failed him in Feb., 1911. He went to Asheville, N. C., and remained there until April 10, 1914. Leaving there, he went to Dayton, Tenn. He married Sept. 17, 1889, Miss Dora I. Torry. They had two children. He died July 26, 1915, at Dayton, and was buried there. Umberger, James Harvey: Born July 7, 1864, in Wythe County, Va. Son of J. H. Umberger, who died in a Federal prison before his son was born. Educated at Emory and Henry College, where he was converted. Licensed to preach 1907. Admitted 1907. Served seven appointments in Wythe and adjoining counties. A faithful man. Married Aug. 16, 1890, Miss Rhoda Viola King. He served fourteen years as Statistical Secretary of Holston Conference. Died April 5, 1925, at Pearisburg, Va., where he was pastor. Buried at Mt. Pleasant Church near Wytheville, Va. Umberger, Robert Shannon: Born Dec. 26, 1856, in Wythe County, Va. Son of Abraham and Sarah Umberger. Education at Emory and Henry College. Admitted in 1886 and served faithfully in active work for twenty-two years. He married Dec. 24, 1890, Miss Emma Louise Gildersleeve of Tazewell County, Va. They had four children. He was a very devoted husband and father. He took superannuate relation in 1908 and so continued twenty-seven years. His home was at Athens, W. Va. Here he died March 20, 1935, and here was buried.

Varnell, John M.: Born 1802. Admitted into South Carolina Conference in 1828. Appears in Holston 1849. Died 1857. Buried at Calhoun, Tenn. Vaught, Sidney Bays: Born Feb. 16, 1868, in Wythe County, Va. Son of Noah Trigg and Minerva Jane Atkins Vaught. His mother was a sister of Rev. D. H. Atkins and Rev. K. C. Atkins. He was educated at Asbury Academy, Carson-Newman College and Emory and Henry College. He was admitted to Holston Conference in 1894, and was in active work for thirty-eight years. He served one circuit and eight stations and one district. He was Financial Agent for Emory and Henry College one year, Commissioner for Emory University four years, and Field Secretary, Children's Home Society of Virginia, one year. He was one of the strongest preachers of Holston Conference in his day. "During his pastorates seven new churches and one parsonage were built. He was a builder and a fighter." Richly endowed with a powerful and handsome physique, a strong and energetic mind and a pleasing personality, he was unusually well equipped for the Methodist itineracy. He married Aug. 29, 1894, Miss Sallie Albert Peery, Tazewell, Va. They had three children. He took the superannuate relation in 1933, when he was sixty-four. He died in his home at Bristol, Va., Aug. 9, 1935. He was buried at Tazewell, Tenn. Vermillion, William: In Holston one year, 1805. Wagg, John D.: Born July 8, 1835, Jefferson, N. C. Son of Rev. James Wagg. Admitted 1858. Superannuated 1865. In this short time he rose to Asheville station and Bristol station. His abilities were above ordinary. Died 1866. Buried at Hillsville, Va. Wagner, William Nathan: Born March 25, 1854, in Tazewell County, Va. Son of David and Mariah Wagner. Educated in public school and by the steady pursuit of learning to the end of his days. Converted at nine years of age. Because of the crowded condition of Holston he was admitted to the Baltimore Conference in 1881 and served there until 1890, when he transferred to Holston; he transferred back to Baltimore Conference in 1901; transferred to Florida Conference in 1909, to be with his missionary daughter, at home on sick-leave from Korea; transferred to Holston in 1911. A man of slow, but strong intelligence, a clear, convincing preacher, a steady and faithful Christian, he served well on circuits and stations in the three Conferences to which he belonged. Married in 1880, Miss Sue Frances Canter, Huntersville, W. Va. They had two daughters. The older daughter, Miss Ella Sue, went as a missionary to Korea in 1904, and has long been one of the leaders of her Church in that land. Mrs. Wagner died in Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 25, 1922. He then made his home with his daughter, Mrs. John T. McMullin. He superannuated in 1921. His once strong frame became very frail, but he continued cheerful and gracious. Died May 3, 1933, at Bluefield, W. Va., and was buried at Emory, Va. Walke, Ivy: In Holston one year, 1815. Walker, Edward W.: Born Sept. 10, 1866, in Hawkins County, Tenn. Admitted 1889. After four years he was sent to Hawkins circuit, where he had been brought up. He served that charge with great acceptability. Twelve years was the span of the ministry of this humble and faithful man. Although ill he continued to preach until tuberculosis brought him low. Married Miss Callie V. Kite, Nov. 13, 1887. They had six children. Died May 23, 1901. Buried at Graham, Va. Walker, John Randolph: Born May 12, 1850, in Tazewell County, Va. Son of Daniel Alexander and Harriet Neel Walker. A younger brother, Robert M. Walker, was also for many years an itinerant preacher in Holston Conference. Joined the church at thirteen; licensed to preach 1876. Admitted 1876. "In forty years he served twenty-one pastoral charges and attended every Annual Conference, but one." Notwithstanding the meagerness of his educational opportunities he became an

unusually strong preacher. He possessed the gift of seasoned and forceful speech. Married Dec. 1, 1875, Miss Mary J. Brown. They had nine children, to all of whom he gave college or university training. Superannuated 1916. Died Jan. 23, 1917, at Charlottesville, Va. Buried at Wytheville, Va. Walker, Newton F.: Born June 21, 1868, in Hawkins County, Tenn. Admitted from the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in 1908. Served eight charges in nineteen years. Married twice: (1) Feb. 17, 1889, Miss Magdalene Saylor. They had four children. (2) Aug. 26, 1926, Miss Susie Gentry, Wyndale, Va. A quiet, conscientious, faithful man. Superannuated 1927. Died Oct. 25, 1929, at Wyndale, Va. Buried at Johnson City, Tenn. Walker, Richard E.: Born Nov. 12, 1873. Son of James A. and Mary Thompson Walker. He was educated in the schools of Greene County and at Grant University. He was admitted in 1904. He was constantly in the pastorate until 1934, and spent the year following in evangelistic work. He married Miss Elizabeth Fink. They had four children. On Sept. 26, 1938, he suffered a severe stroke of paralysis. He died at his home in Greeneville, Tenn., on June 27, 1939. He was buried in Greene County, Tenn. Walker, Robert: Born Aug. 24, 1865, in Miller's Cove, Blount County, Tenn. He graduated from Porter's Academy and taught school for several years in Blount and Knox Counties and was Superintendent of Public Instruction for Blount County. Admitted in 1897 and was appointed to U. S. Grant University where he graduated three years later. During part of this time he was a pastor. He was earnestly intent upon making preparation for the ministry. His last pastorate was Harriman, where he served four years. He was twice married: (1) Miss Gertrude Kerr. They had three children. (2) Miss Daisy Goddard. They had two children. He died Dec. 24, 1907, at the home of his brother, T. J. Walker, Knoxville, Tenn. He was buried at Wildwood Cemetery in Blount County. Walker, Robert McDonald: Born July 11, 1863, in Clear Fork Valley, Bland County, Va. Son of D. A. and Harriet Neel Walker. Admitted in 1889. He served fifteen charges in thirty-seven years. He was a clear, forceful preacher of the word of God. He married Miss Ella Moore, Jan. 28, 1882. They had seven children. He had poor health for many years and was forced to superannuated in 1926. He died May 6, 1938, in a hospital at Knoxville; and was buried at Strawberry Plains, Tenn. Walker, Thomas Senter: Born May 24, 1840. Educated in common schools. But acquired and maintained the habit of reading and study. "He was a man of sound judgement, conviction and courage." He began preaching when he was eighteen. He was admitted to Holston Conference (South) in 1861, but his ministry was soon interrupted by the Civil War. He joined Holston Conference (M.E.) at its organization in 1865. He served nineteen circuits and one district. He was twice married: (1) Miss Mary J. Carter, March 22, 1865. They had six children. (2) Mrs. Augusta Dooley McFee. They had four children. He was superannuated in 1905, but after this did supply work. He died June 30, 1909. He was buried at Morristown, Tenn. Walker, William Hicks: Born Nov. 17, 1869, in Tazewell County, Va. Son of Thomas F. and Juliana Steele Walker. He was converted in childhood, but shirked religious duties. At eighteen he was renewed and answered the call to preach. Admitted in 1908, he was active for thirty years, during which he served ten charges, most diligently and faithfully. He married Jan. 1, 1902, Miss Elma Brown Walker, daughter of Rev. Robert M. Walker. They had five children. He was superannuated in 1938. Died Feb. 19, 1939, in his home at Cleveland, Tenn. He was buried at Strawberry Plains, Tenn. Wampler, I. A.: Born Jan. 14, 1863, at Mosheim, Greene County, Tenn. He was admitted to the ministry in the Methodist Protestant Church and was for several years a diligent pastor. He married June 27, 1893, Miss Lula Allen. After his retirement he made his home at Midway, Tenn. "At the age of

seventy-eight he retained his interest in the work of the Methodist Church." He died Feb. 20, 1941, at Midway and was buried there. Wampler, Joseph F.: Born Jan. 3, 1848, in Wise County, Va. Converted at sixteen and licensed to exhort. Admitted 1876. Served in itinerant work without a break for twenty-four years. He served circuits in East Tennessee and North Carolina and is said to have witnessed the conversion of between two and three thousand persons. Married Miss Ara Moore, Shellmound, Tenn. Died May 24, 1900, at Charleston, Tenn. Buried at McDaniel's Chapel, Tenn. Ward, James: Admitted 1792. One year in Holston, 1792-93. Died 1855. Ward, John Blair: Born Dec. 18, 1857, in Ward's Cove, Tazewell County, Va. Son of Capt. A. T. and Rebecca Thompson Ward. Educated in public schools and the local academy and spent two years at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, at Blacksburg, Va. He was for some years associated with his father and brother in the export cattle business, in which they were successful. When a young man he united with the Presbyterian Church and became an elder in that Church. He joined the Methodist Church in 1895. He was admitted into Holston Conference at Tazewell, Va., in 1895, being then thirty-eight years of age. The first six years were spent in the coal field in work of unusual success. His zeal did not abate in the years which followed on Newbert and Pearisburg circuits and at Whiteside, Chattanooga. He was three years Conference Missionary Evangelist. He was Financial Agent of Martha Washington College. He served as presiding elder of Bluefield, Chattanooga and Radford Districts - serving four years in each. He was again sent to the coal field, but was unable to finish the year. He became superannuate in 1925 and retired to his home in Bluefield, W. Va. He was a man of fine physical appearance and vigor, and with excellent gifts of intelligence; to this may be added that he had great moral earnestness coupled with positive convictions and simple faith. He accomplished more after thirty-eight than most men accomplished in a lifetime. He was twice married: (1) Miss Sallie George McCall, 1879. She died in 1889. They had seven children. (2) Miss Glendora Cullup, Bristol, Va., Sept. 1890. They had three children. He died April 23, 1928, in his own home at Bluefield, W. Va.; and was buried at Abingdon, Va. Ware, Joseph Thackery: Born Aug. 29, 1869, in Camden County, N. J. In early life he moved to Iowa and, in 1892, to Georgia. Admitted to the Georgia Conference in 1894. After twelve years of strenuous work in Georgia he transferred to Holston Conference and continued his work there for thirteen years. "On every charge, whether large or small, he was alike faithful to his duties as a pastor. For years he traveled his large circuits on foot. His excessive labors broke his health and he became a great sufferer." He married Miss Luvena Moss. They had four children. After her death he lived with his daughters. He superannuated in 1916. He died Nov. 23, 1931, in Pickens County, Ga. He was buried at Ludville, Ga. Ware, Thomas: In Holston two years, 1787-1789. Admitted 1784 at the historic Christmas Conference. His was the longest ministerial career of any of the early preachers in Holston. For some time before his death, on March 11, 1842, he was the oldest Methodist preacher in America. Born in Greenwich County, N. J., Dec. 19, 1758. He volunteered to come to Holston with John Tunnell and Micajah Tracey in 1787. He served among the new settlers on the lower Holston and French Broad Rivers and shared with them the dangers and hardships of the frontier; was with John Tunnell when Mrs. Elizabeth Russell and her husband were converted; and was a member of the first Conference west of the Blue Ridge, at Keywood, Va., in May, 1788. Circuit rider, station preacher, presiding elder, missionary to Jamaica. Elected in 1812 one of the Book Stewards and served four years. He was one of the great men of his day. Waterhouse, Richard Green: Born Dec. 24, 1855, near Spring City, Rhea County, Tenn. Son of Franklin and Lorinda Rachel Thompson Waterhouse. Educated in local and high school, in Hiwassee

College and Emory and Henry College, from which he graduated in 1885. Licensed to preach in 1878. Admitted 1878. After serving Altamont and Spencer Mission and Jonesboro he was appointed as junior preacher on Abingdon circuit in 1881. This enabled him to enter Emory and Henry College. He was sent to Church Street, where he remained four years. This was followed by two years on Radford District. In 1892 he was elected Professor of Mental and Moral Science in Emory and Henry College. In 1893 he was elected President of Emory and Henry College. The years of his presidency were heroic years and he invested his life in the College. Refusing to allow an increase of his salary, he never received above $1,300 per year during the seventeen years he was there. He gave himself to the freeing of the College from debt and rebuilding for the new demands then facing the church in the field of college education. He soon became widely known among the educators of the M. E. Church, South, and was in great demand as a speaker. He became known also as one of the most powerful preachers of the connection. He was elected a delegate to the General Conferences of 1894, 1898, 1902, 1906 and 1910. He was elected Bishop in 1910. His first assignment was to the Pacific Coast. He moved to Los Angeles and served that area four years. So splendid was his physique and so handsome his person that he attracted attention wherever he went. But no man was more truly humble. Before the end of his first quadrennium his health showed serious impairment and continued to decline. He moved to Emory, where he was loved and honored by his neighbors and his Conference. He was twice married: (1) To Miss Carrie Steele, Crystal Springs, Miss., on Feb. 3, 1887. They had one child, a daughter. Mrs. Waterhouse died Sept. 11, 1891. (2) To Mrs. Mary Thomas Carriger, Morristown, Tenn., Oct. 10, 1894. They had two sons. In the fall of 1922, he moved to Knoxville so as to be near both of his sons. He had grown to be feeble, but kept up his heroic effort to recover, by taking regular exercises. While thus engaged, walking on the street on a gloomy afternoon, he was struck by an automobile and seriously injured. He was hurried to a hospital, but did not regain consciousness. He died Dec. 8, 1922. He was buried at Emory, Va., on Dec. 11, 1922. Watkins, Albert G.: Born May 5, 1818, in Jefferson County, Tenn. He was educated in college and studied law. While a young man he was elected to the State Legislature and served two terms. He was later elected to represent his district in Congress and served four terms, to the great satisfaction of his constituents. In 1865, at Panther Springs Church, he was converted under the ministry of Rev. W. C. Graves. He was licensed to preach, and in 1866, he joined Holston Conference (M. E.). He traveled important charges in the region in which he had been active in political affairs. "He was a man of deep piety, a popular preacher, a good revivalist and an excellent pastor." He married Aug. 30, 1839, Miss Louisa Brittion, of Kentucky. She died in 1885. He married the second time in Dec., 1886, Miss Lucretia Caldwell. In 1887 his health failed and he was seldom able to preach afterwards. He superannuated in 1887 and retired to his home in Hawkins County, where he died Nov. 9, 1895. He was buried at Jefferson City, Tenn. Watkins, James Henry: Born May 9, 1874, in Steubenville, Ohio. Son of Samuel Aaron and Louisa Grimsley Watkins. He grew to manhood at Front Royal, Va. Educated in public schools. He joined the Baptist Church with his parents. He transferred his membership to the M. E. Church, South, was licensed to preach in 1898, and served as a supply preacher in the Baltimore Conference prior to 1912. He was admitted into Holston Conference in 1913 and served several charges and was district evangelist for several years. This was his favorite field. He was twice married: (1) Miss Edwina Blanche Fristoe, Luray, Va., May 23, 1899. They had two sons. Rev. Clyde F. Watkins, the younger son, is a member of Holston Conference. (2) Miss Ruby Lane, Knoxville, Tenn., in 1932. They had one child. He superannuated in 1933. He died in Knoxville General Hospital, Feb. 29, 1936, and was buried in Knoxville. Watson, Joab: Admitted 1801. In Holston one year, 1804. Died west of Mississippi River at an advanced age. "He was a good Hebrew scholar; and an able expounder of the word of God."

Watson, John: Born in Calvert County, Md. Admitted 1792. In Holston seven years as pastor and presiding elder. Died in 1838, in Baltimore Conference. Watson, Neil McKay: Born July 17, 1857, at Jonesboro, N. C. Educated at the University of North Carolina and Vanderbilt University. The degree of Doctor of Divinity was later conferred on him by the University of North Carolina. He was admitted to the North Carolina Conference in 1888. He served important churches in North Carolina for twenty years. In 1908 he transferred to Holston Conference. He was soon received as a "Holston man" and was given appointments of high rank. "He always made thorough preparation for the pulpit, and in consequence, never lacked for eager hearers." He was elected to the General Conference of 1922 and was a member of the committee on Unification. He married Dec. 26, 1900, Miss Frances Atwater. They had two sons. He superannuated in 1934, and lived at Chattanooga. He died in his home March 15, 1937, and was buried in Chattanooga. Waugh, Henry P.: Born in Monroe County, Tenn. Admitted 1855. Transferred to Alabama Conference 1864, but returned to Holston Conference in 1871. Was chaplain in Confederate Army two years. Supernumerary in 1886 and 1889. Superannuated 1890, but served a charge that year. His preaching was characterized by common sense, simplicity and directness, and he was a successful revival preacher. After retirement he made annual journeys through the charges which he had served. Married, during his first year as a preacher. Miss Barbara G. Everett, who died in 1861. Married Dec. 3, 1863, Mrs. Mary A. Proctor. Died July 11, 1898, and was buried at Morristown, Tenn. Weatherly, Samuel S.: Born May 28, 1851, in Washington County, Va. Admitted 1873. Of thirty-two years in the Conference, ten were in North Carolina, one in Tennessee and twenty-one in Virginia. In all of the charges he did good work. Married June 19, 1875, Miss Mary Elizabeth Henry, Hendersonville, N. C. There were six children, one of whom is a Methodist preacher in a western state. His death resulted from being struck by a train in Eggleston, Va. At the time of his death he was pastor of Staffordsville circuit. Died Oct. 5, 1905. Buried at Emory, Va. Weaver, James Harvey: Born May 24, 1849, in Ashe County, N. C. He was the son of Rev. Hiram and Mrs. Zilpha Ashley Weaver. He was educated in the public schools and at Jefferson Academy, under J. P. Marlin. Converted at thirteen; admitted into Holston Conference in 1878. After six years as pastor, in North Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee, he was appointed presiding elder, and served continuously in that office for ten years. At the organization of the Western North Carolina Conference he became a member of that body. He was elected as a delegate to the General Conference. Following this he served for fourteen years in important stations in North Carolina. His last appointment was to Greensboro District, which he served for three and one half years. He married Dec. 24, 1872, Miss Jennie Burkett. Their son, Rev. Charles C. Weaver, was President of Emory and Henry College for ten years and is a leading member of the Western North Carolina Conference. Mrs. Weaver died Feb. 28, 1914. He died suddenly Feb. 17, 1917, in Greensboro, N. C. He was buried at Emory, Va. Weeks, Salathiel: In Holston one year, 1792-1793. Wells, B. F.: Admitted 1839. He was a superannuate. Died in 1884. Buried at Leicester, N. C. West, John: In Holston one year, 1790-1791. West, Thomas Reed: Born Sept. 3, 1838. He was licensed to preach in 1859. Admitted in 1866. He served twenty-four circuits and two districts, was supernumerary one year and superannuate eleven years. He married May 22, 1860, Miss Amanda J. Thomas. They had eight children. He died May 1, 1917. He was buried at Athens, Tenn.

Wexler, Edwin C.: Born Aug. 31, 1828, in Sullivan County, Tenn. Admitted 1850. Common school education. His father had a well-selected library of religious biographies and theological works, which he read in his boyhood. He was intellectually mature when he entered the Conference at twentytwo; and at once took high rank as a preacher. He was a successful revivalist and pastor. After serving Waynesville, Tazewell and Hendersonville circuits, he served Abingdon, Knoxville, Chattanooga and Asheville stations and Wytheville District. He served as a chaplain in the Confederate Army. Died of consumption in 1865. Buried in Lagrange, Ga. Wheeler, Samuel R.: Born Nov. 17, 1816. Local preacher about twenty years. Admitted 1861. Was circuit preacher several years; and presiding elder of Sequatchie District and Athens District. Superannuated 1885. Married twice: the first was a Miss Jones. Several years after her death he married Miss Ransberger of West Virginia. A strong, but not a brilliant preacher. Died 1890. Buried at Alderson, W. Va. Whittaker, Mark: In Holston one year, 1786. Admitted in 1785. In Holston as pastor with Mark Moore in 1786, again 1789. Presiding elder 1791. His district stretched from East Tennessee to the Atlantic seaboard. Died at Castlewood in Russell County, Va. Wiley, Ephraim Emerson: Born Oct. 6, 1814, near Boston, Mass. Son of Rev. Ephraim Wiley, a member of the New England Conference. His mother was Rebecca Emerson Wiley of the Concord Emersons. Educated at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn., from which he graduated in 1837. In 1839 he became Professor of Ancient Languages in Emory and Henry College, Va. Succeeded Dr. Charles Collins as President of Emory and Henry College in 1852 and served as Professor or President for forty years; and was for five years President of Martha Washington College, Abingdon, Va. Admitted on trial into Holston Conference 1840. It is said that he never missed a roll call at Conference and never left until Conference adjourned. He was the most eminent man in Holston Conference for fifty years and was one of the eminent men of the Southern Methodist Church for many years. He was a member of ten successive sessions of the General Conference. He was recognized as one of the great preachers of the South. Although a son of New England he became an ardent Southerner; and was perfectly loyal to the Southern Methodist Church. He was twice married. His first wife was Miss Elizabeth Hammond, Middletown, Conn. His second wife was Miss Elizabeth Reeves, Washington County, Tenn., to whom he was married Oct. 3, 1870. They had three children, one of whom, Dr. E. E. Wiley, is a Methodist preacher, and a grandson bearing the same name is also a Methodist preacher. He died March 13, 1893, at Emory, Va., and was buried there. Wilkerson, Robert: Brother of Thomas Wilkerson. Admitted 1797. In Holston 1797-1798. Located in 1801. An able preacher. Wilkerson, Thomas: Born April 27, 1772, in Amelia County, Va. Admitted in 1792. In Holston: on Holston circuit 1798-1799; presiding elder 1805-1807 and 1827. Located in 1807, readmitted 1827, supernumerary in 1828 and continued in that relation until superannuated. He was active in Virginia, Kentucky and North Carolina. Ranked high among preachers. Asbury favored his election as Bishop. Married about 1807, Mrs. Cobb (widow of William Cobb). She lived but a short time, died without children and left all of her property to her husband. Sometime later he married Mrs. Sarah King Williams, a woman of wealth, culture and piety. Her daughter married Rev. Thomas Stringfield. Mrs. Wilkerson died Nov. 18, 1838, at Strawberry Plains, Tenn. Mr. Wilkerson married, the third time, Mrs. Job Clark, Washington County, Va. He died at her home, near Abingdon, Va., Feb. 3, 1856, and was buried there. Williams, George Cookman: Born Sept. 21, 1874, near Federalsburg, Md. He was educated at Wesley Collegiate Institute at Dover, Md. He was admitted to Wilmington Conference in 1902 and spent

most of his ministry there, filling many of its prominent appointments, and building several churches and parsonages. In 1922 he was transferred to Holston Conference and stationed at Knoxville, where his ability as a preacher was soon recognized. He married Miss Louise Satterfield. They had three children. Although he had been suffering for many months the end came swiftly at the close of a busy Sabbath. He died Nov. 12, 1925, at Knoxville. He was buried at Dover, Delaware. Williams, Joseph: In Holston one year, 1805. Williams, Leonard J.: Born June 22, 1872, at Graysville, Ga. Son of Thomas H. and Sarah Ann Williams. Licensed to preach in 1902. Admitted 1904. Served seven charges in fifteen years. Frail in body, fervent in spirit, he was a true minister of Christ. Superannuated because of frail health in 1919. Married twice: (1) Miss Ora May Julian. She lived but a few months after marriage. (2) Miss Jessie Leake, daughter of Rev. Sanford Leake, North Georgia Conference, in 1902. They had three children. Two sons, Rev. Thomas L. and Rev. Harry S., are members of Holston Conference. Mary L. is the wife of Rev. Cecil Hardin, Holston Conference. Died March 16, 1929. Buried at Rock Springs, Ga. Willis, Henry: A native of Brunswick County, Va., where occurred one of the greatest revivals of American Methodism. Admitted in 1778. Active in traveling connection for about thirty years. In Holston two years, 1784-1786. He served Charleston, New York, Wilmington, Del., Philadelphia, Baltimore, Fredericktown. In 1793 he was associated with John Dickins (Willis and Dickins) as Superintendent of the Printing and Book Business in Philadelphia. "He was a gifted man; a great reader; cheerful, courageous, affable, diligent." No man stood higher in the esteem of Bishop Asbury than Henry Willis. Frail of body, with feeble breast and lungs, his zeal consumed his strength. He died at Pipe Creek, Md., 1808. Wilson, Benjamin Carnelin: Born Feb. 8, 1865, in Allen County, Ky. Son of Rev. Martin V. and Elizabeth Lovelace Wilson. Attended high school and college at Franklin, Ky. Admitted to Louisville Conference 1908, where he served until 1914, when he transferred to Baltimore Conference; transferred to Holston Conference in 1924. He served faithfully until the end of his days in Holston Conference. Married Sept. 6, 1888, Miss Alberta Wilson, of Allen County, Ky. They had three sons and a daughter. He died April 3, 1932, at Evansville, Tenn. Buried at Ooltewah, Tenn. Wilson, Leander: Born 1816. Admitted 1836. "A meek and quiet man of good manners." Died 1851. Wingo, Chapman Kelly: Born June 16, 1883, at Cedar Bluff, Va. Son of Robert and Mary McNeil Wingo. Educated in the public schools of Tazewell County, Va., he took a business course at Lexington, Ky., and later, graduated from Emory and Henry College in 1910. He was admitted into Holston Conference in 1910. "Through all these years he was the faithful and beloved pastor and the earnest and sympathetic preacher." His health broke toward the end of his fifth year as pastor of Centenary Church, Chattanooga. Untiring and unresting, he had driven his sturdy body too long. He married Oct. 3, 1903, Miss Tevis Cubine, whom he had loved from childhood. They had three children. He superannuated in 1937 and lingered in painful infirmity. He died on Dec. 3, 1942, at Knoxville. Mrs. Wingo died six weeks later. They lie, side by side, in Forest Hills Cemetery, Chattanooga, Tenn. Winkler, Edmond Josephus: Born Jan. 23, 1862. Son of Anderson and Martha Winkler. He was admitted to the Blue Ridge Conference in 1885 and served there for twenty-one years. Transferred to the Columbia River Conference in 1906 and remained there two years. Transferred to the Georgia Conference in 1908 and to Holston Conference in 1909. He married in May, 1893, Miss Delia Garland. They had twelve children. He superannuated in 1913. He died Nov. 25, 1927, and was buried at Tasso, Tenn.

Winton, Wiley B.: Born 1812, Roane County, Tenn. Son of James and Rhoda Mitchell Winton; both of his grandfathers were local preachers. Admitted 1833. Superannuated in 1844, but was out only one year. In 1845 was made presiding elder of Wytheville District. Superannuated in 1852. Removed to Iowa in 1856 and to Missouri in 1866. Greatly beloved in Holston and wherever he was known. Married Sophia Miller, Wythe County, Va., in 1838. Died March 30, 1878. Buried at Springfield, Mo. Witcher, William: Born 1825, Jefferson County, Tenn. Reared in Bradley County, Tenn. Admitted 1849. Transferred to East Texas 1859, and to Tennessee Conference 1867, back to Holston 1887. Married Miss Mary Crismon; one son, Maurus. Superannuated 1889. Died March 8, 1892, near Chattanooga. Buried Cleveland, Tenn. Witten, James: Born Jan. 5, 1793. Son of William and Letitia Laura Witten. Admitted 1817. Located 1834. There were four brothers who were Methodist preachers: James, John W., William A. and Thomas. Their sister, Miss Letitia Witten, married David H. Dickey, Sweetwater, Tenn. Their parents, with two others, were, in 1793, organized into the first Methodist church organized in Tazewell County, Va. They sold their farm in Tazewell County, Va., and moved to Bledsoe County, Tenn., in 1805. James Witten was a devout and esteemed preacher in the Tennessee Conference and, after 1824, in Holston Conference. He located in 1822 but appears again in Holston in 1827, but located in 1834. Witten, Zachariah: Born about 1791, in Tazewell County, Va. The son of Thomas, Jr., and Eleanor Cecil Witten. Educated in pioneer home of his parents where Methodist preachers were frequent and welcome guests. Converted in 1811, and began, at once, to exercise his gifts in prayer and exhortation. He was licensed to preach in 1812; and was sent by the presiding elder to Powell's Valley circuit, where he traveled until Conference. He was admitted to Tennessee Conference in 1812. He became ill in 1814 and went home to visit his parents. Leaving home for his appointment, in March, 1815, he died on the way of consumption on May 18. "He was very useful in all the stations he filled. He was zealous in his Master's work, and was honored in the awakening and converting of many precious souls." His last words were: "I leave this world without trouble or sorrow." Wolfe, James K.: Born Jan. 17, 1847, near Gate City, in Scott County, Va. Son of Emanuel and Sallie Wolfe. Admitted in 1873. Served faithfully until 1898, when he located. Married Miss Emma Sproule. He was a nephew of Rev. W. M. Kerr, who for many years was a leader among Holston Methodists. He was a brother of Rev. John M. Wolfe, who was a life-long member of Holston Conference and whose son, Rev. Joseph E. Wolfe, followed faithfully in his footsteps. Mrs. Linnie Kerr Morrell, wife of Rev. W. M. Morrell, was the saintly daughter of Rev. J. K. Wolfe. He died April 1, 1900, in Stanley Valley, Hawkins County, Tenn. Buried at New Providence. Wolfe, John M.: Born July 17, 1844, in Scott County, Va. Son of Emanuel and Sallie Wolfe. His brother, Rev. James K. Wolfe, was a member of Holston Conference. His father died when he was four years old. At ten he joined the church. He enlisted in Confederate Army and served to the end of the war without a wound. Soon after the war ended he was licensed to preach. Admitted in 1872 and was effective for thirty-five years. His average salary did not exceed $350.00 annually. Having been deprived of early educational advantages, he nevertheless acquired the ability to read and translate Greek and Latin. He was loved and trusted by all who knew him. Superannuated in 1902, he declined to receive anything from Conference funds for superannuates during the last five years of his life. His children were then all grown and were contributing to his support. Married May 14, 1867, Miss Rebecca McMullen. They had eleven children, eight of whom lived to be grown. One son, Rev. Joseph E. Wolfe, was a member of Holston Conference. Superannuated in 1902 and lived at Dryden, Va. Early in 1917 he suffered a stroke of paralysis. Died Nov. 13, 1917. Buried at Dryden, Va.

Wolfe, Joseph Emanuel: Born Feb. 9, 1872, in the parsonage at Fall Branch, Tenn. Son of Rev. John Melville and Mrs. Rebecca McMullen Wolfe. Graduated at Emory and Henry College in 1896 and Vanderbilt University, as a Bachelor of Divinity, in 1901. He was admitted in 1896. The only break in effective service was a Sabbatic year on account of illness in 1930. He served with efficiency and distinction as pastor and presiding elder. He was for many years a useful member of the Conference Board of Missions and the Board of Trustees of Hiwassee College. His last full term, as pastor, at Fountain City was notably successful. He went from there to Brainerd in 1935. He was married Sept. 30, 1908, to Miss Pearl Stockton. Mrs. Wolfe has been for many years Secretary of the Woman's Missionary Conference of Holston Conference. He took up his work at Brainerd, but the break came two months later. He died February 7, 1936, at Chattanooga. He was buried at Fountain City, Tenn. Wood, George S.: Born March 11, 1872, near Hilton's, Scott County, Va. Licensed to preach 1891. Admitted 1892. Located 1895. Readmitted 1903. "He was one of those patient, faithful itinerants, who served hard charges without complaint, lived frugally, worked loyally, kept out of debt, loved his work, honored his church, and in every field where he labored, held the confidence of his own people and the esteem of others." Married Aug. 3, 1903, Miss Nannie Bell Hart of Scott County, Va. They had four children. Died April 24, 1915, and was buried at Hilton's, Va. Woodward, Alexander E.: Born April 13, 1831, on Sugar Run, Lee County, Va. Son of Rev. Valentine and Mary E. Woodward. Admitted 1855. Supernumerary two years, 1873 and 1884. Was on effective list twenty-eight years, serving eighteen circuits. Superannuated 1885 to 1904; nineteen years. Married Feb. 3, 1874, Miss Maggie Rucker, Thorn Hill, Tenn. Died Jan. 22, 1904, Tate Spring, Tenn., and was buried there. Woodyard, E. O.: Born Dec. 13, 1871, in Wirt County, W. Va. He was admitted into the West Virginia Conference in 1904. He transferred to Holston Conference in 1910, where he served six stations and one district. His work in building the church at Kingsport was especially notable. He did much of the work with his own hands. He was twice married: (1) Miss Lena A. Achors, Williamson, W. Va. They had two daughters. (2) Mrs. Claudia Clemmer Britton, Greeneville, Tenn., in 1919. He superannuated in 1934. He died in the hospital at Greeneville, July 30, 1936. He was buried at Mosheim, Tenn. Woolsey, John: Born Oct. 13, 1851, in Meigs County, Tenn. Son of Samuel and Harriet Woolsey. United with Baptist Church at eighteen. Later joined the M. E. Church, South. He served as local preacher supply for several years. Admitted 1888. Served six charges in East Tennessee. Superannuated 1905 and was never afterwards able to do active work. Married March 27, 1873, Miss Alice Goddard. They had eight children. "His ministry was blessed by gracious revivals." Died March 28, 1911. Buried at Powell Station, Tenn. Wrather, Baker: Admitted 1810. In Holston one year, 1812. Located 1815. Expelled from church for selling a slave. Wright, A. B.: Born Nov. 3, 1826, in Fentress County, Tenn. Early opportunities for education were limited. He was converted in a Camp Meeting held by the Cumberland Presbyterians in 1843 and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church. He was licensed to preach in 1848. He left the Southern Church and joined Holston Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, in 1867 and traveled charges in the Cumberland Mountains until 1878, when he was elected County Court Clerk of Fentress County, serving four years, during which time he held a supernumerary relation. In 1882 he again took active work and served until 1891, part of the time as financial agent for Sunbright Seminary. He was a man possessing an abundant gift of common sense, who gave himself wholeheartedly to the work of pastoral evangelism, working in his own way, following closely a system of his own devising. He kept a journal which was

published by his sons after his death. He married May 7, 1849, Miss Cynthia Frogg. They had five children. One son, Rev. J. C. Wright, was a Methodist preacher. He was superannuated, at his own request, in 1891. He died Nov. 9, 1893, and was buried at Burr, Tenn. Wynn, J. R.: Admitted 1822. In Holston 1822. Wysor, Michael Jordan: Born Oct. 24, 1850. Son of B. F. and Harriet Jane Wysor. As a boy he shouldered the responsibility of his family and worked so that the other children, left fatherless by their father's death in the Civil War, might have an education. He was admitted in 1896 when forty-six years old. Served eleven charges in nineteen years; and was Superintendent of Holston Orphanage for seven years. Married Sept. 23, 1880, Miss Willie Edna Boynton, Opelika, Ala. They had three children. He superannuated in 1922. "He was one who learned the secret of growing old gracefully." He died Feb. 14, 1936, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Eula Wysor McNutt, at Princeton, W. Va. He was buried at Pulaski, Va. Young, Benjamin: In Holston one year, 1801-1802. Young, Jacob: Born March 19, 1776, in Allegheny County, Pa. Admitted 1799. In Holston one year, 1803-1804. Left an autobiography. He had the honorary D.D. He died Sept. 16, 1859. Young, William: Born May 16, 1786, Washington County, Va. Admitted 1808. In Holston one year, 1809. Died Jan. 20, 1812, of "pulmonary consumption."

INDEX

Abel, Jeremiah ........................................... 2 Acuff, Francis ............................................ 2 Adams, David ............................................ 2 Adams, J. M. .............................................. 2 Addington, Elbert Lafayette ....................... 2 Akers, Jefferson D. .................................... 3 Akers, William David ................................ 3 Alexander, Frank ....................................... 3 Alexander, Samuel ..................................... 4 Allen, Thomas ........................................... 4 Alley, John ................................................. 4 Amis, James H. .......................................... 4 Anderson, Lewis ........................................ 4 Asbury, Daniel ........................................... 4 Ashley, William ......................................... 4 Ashworth, Moses ....................................... 4 Atkin, George ............................................ 4 Atkins, Alwyn James ................................. 4 Atkins, Daniel H. ....................................... 5 Atkins, Kennerly C. ................................... 5 Austin, Sumpter Hughes ............................ 5 Avery, Henry B. ......................................... 5 Axley, James .............................................. 6 Ayers, Robert Earnest ................................ 6 Ayers, Robert Owen .................................. 6 Bailey, William Edward............................. 6 Baker, James A. ......................................... 6 Baker, Jonathan N. ..................................... 6 Baker, Thomas R. ...................................... 7 Baldwin, John ............................................ 7 Baldwin, John D. ....................................... 7 Ball, James K. P. ........................................ 7 Ball, John ................................................... 7 Ballenger, W. B. ........................................ 7 Ballew, J. R................................................ 7 Bandy, William S. ...................................... 7 Barker, William ......................................... 7 Barnes, Horatio .......................................... 7 Barnes, Nathan ........................................... 7 Barnes, William H. .................................... 8 Barnett, William Reagan ............................ 8 Barrett, Elbert L. ........................................ 8 Barringer, John .......................................... 8 Bates, William H. ...................................... 8 Bays, John C. ............................................. 8 Beard, Caughey A. ..................................... 9 Belchee, William Beverly .......................... 9 Bellamy, John R......................................... 9 Bellamy, William M. ................................. 9 Belt, James W. ........................................... 9

Bettis, Elbert Sevier ................................... 9 Bilderback, Joseph Asbury ...................... 10 Bird, Jonathan .......................................... 10 Bird, Richard ........................................... 10 Bishop, Benjamin William Shields .......... 10 Bishop, E. A............................................. 10 Black, Moses ........................................... 10 Blackman, Learner ................................... 10 Blake, Eugene .......................................... 11 Blankenbeckler, A. G. .............................. 11 Bogart, Lemuel ........................................ 11 Bogle, Erastus Harris ............................... 11 Boring, John............................................. 11 Boring, Washington ................................. 12 Bourne, John S. ........................................ 12 Bowman, Elisha ....................................... 12 Bowman, John W..................................... 12 Bradfield, John......................................... 12 Branam, E. R. .......................................... 12 Brilhart, Jacob .......................................... 12 Brooks, Archibald T. ............................... 12 Brooks, Stephen ....................................... 12 Browder, Joseph ...................................... 13 Brown, Barton ......................................... 13 Brown, Charles Robert ............................ 13 Brown, John ............................................. 13 Brown, Thomas........................................ 13 Brown, Thomas W. .................................. 13 Browning, John Worth ............................. 13 Browning, Richard ................................... 13 Bruce, James Edward ............................... 13 Bruner, Marion Clark ............................... 14 Brunner, John Hamilton ........................... 14 Burdine, Ezekiel ...................................... 14 Burke, William ........................................ 14 Burkett, M. H. H. ..................................... 14 Burkhart, Noble C. ................................... 15 Burnett, John S......................................... 15 Burrow, James Angel ............................... 15 Butcher, Milton J. .................................... 16 Buxton, John ............................................ 16 Byerly, W. R. ........................................... 16 Byrd, Samuel K. ...................................... 16 Cadle, Alfred G. ....................................... 16 Caldwell, Lisle B. .................................... 16 Callahan, Obadiah B. ............................... 17 Campbell, James ...................................... 17 Carden, William Crawford ....................... 17 Cardwell, Joseph L. ................................. 17 Carey, Frank H......................................... 17

Carico, Martin P....................................... 17 Carlock, Lemual Lacon Henderson.......... 18 Carner, Gasper Albright ........................... 18 Carnes, John Bell ..................................... 18 Carnes, John Winton ................................ 18 Carr, Daniel Hoge .................................... 19 Carroll, Charles Thomas .......................... 19 Carter, Daniel........................................... 19 Carter, Daniel B. ...................................... 19 Carter, David Wendell ............................. 20 Cartright, Lemuel Milburn ....................... 20 Cartright, Nathan Rhea ............................ 20 Cash, James Ingo ..................................... 20 Cass, Thomas A. ...................................... 20 Cassidy, Eugene Hubert ........................... 21 Catlett, Thomas K. ................................... 21 Catron, Stephen Sheffey .......................... 21 Chambers, James R. ................................. 22 Chase, Thomas G. .................................... 22 Clark, Elbert Benson ................................ 22 Clark, Robert ........................................... 22 Clemens, Henry Columbus ...................... 22 Clendenen, George W. ............................. 22 Clendennen, Milton Lee........................... 22 Cloud, Caleb W. ...................................... 23 Cobleigh, Nelson E. ................................. 23 Coldwell, Joseph Fred .............................. 23 Coleman, George W. ............................... 23 Cones, Francis M. .................................... 24 Conn, Richard .......................................... 24 Conner, Giles A. ...................................... 24 Conner, Thomas H. .................................. 24 Cook, Richard Joseph .............................. 24 Cooper, W. W. ......................................... 24 Cox, Charles Lee ..................................... 24 Cox, George B. ........................................ 25 Cox, Ivan Iee............................................ 25 Cox, J. O. ................................................. 25 Craig, John ............................................... 25 Crane, John .............................................. 25 Crawford, James Y. ................................. 25 Crawford, Josiah ...................................... 25 Crawford, William M. ............................. 25 Creswell, Adam Fagala ............................ 25 Crismond, John M. .................................. 26 Crist, Benjamin ........................................ 26 Crockett, William C. ................................ 26 Crouch, Larkin W. ................................... 26 Crowder, L. D. ......................................... 26 Crowe, John Moore.................................. 26 Crumley, Fleming D. ............................... 27

Crumley, H. J. .......................................... 27 Crumley, Thomas J. ................................. 27 Cumming, David B. ................................. 27 Cumming, Harvey B. ............................... 27 Cumming, James...................................... 27 Cumming, William .................................. 28 Cunningham, John R................................ 28 Cunningham, Oscar F. ............................. 28 Cunnyngham, Jessee ................................ 28 Cunnyngham, William G. E..................... 28 Daily, William C. ..................................... 29 Dame, John Drury .................................... 29 Darr, Josephus Anderson ......................... 29 Daughtry, Josiah ...................................... 29 Davis, Jacob Ulrich .................................. 29 Davis, James A. ....................................... 30 Davis, Joseph B. ...................................... 30 Dawn, William H. .................................... 30 Dean, Henry Lee ...................................... 30 Delashmit, Leonidas C. ............................ 30 Dever, John .............................................. 30 Dew, John ................................................ 30 Dickey, James W. .................................... 31 Dickey, John P. ........................................ 31 Dixon, James ........................................... 31 Doane, William P. .................................... 31 Doderidge, Phillip .................................... 31 Douthit, Samuel ....................................... 31 Douthit, William ...................................... 31 Draper, George B. .................................... 31 Dugan, William........................................ 31 Duggan, W. H. H. .................................... 31 Duncan, Harry Buttorf ............................. 32 Dunn, Joseph ........................................... 32 Durham, James Moore ............................. 32 Duvall, John A. ........................................ 32 Dyer, William M. ..................................... 32 Easterly, Isaac .......................................... 32 Edge, Benjamin........................................ 32 Edge, Obadiah ......................................... 32 Ekin, George ............................................ 33 Elgin, William B. ..................................... 33 Ellington, William ................................... 33 Elliott, William Vance ............................. 33 Ellis, Rueben ............................................ 33 Ellis, Wiley McTyeire .............................. 33 Emert, John M. ........................................ 33 Fair, Wanser P. ........................................ 34

Falls, Ira ................................................... 34 Farley, Francis A. .................................... 34 Farris, William C. .................................... 34 Ferguson, Edwin C. ................................. 34 Fillmore, E. L. .......................................... 34 Fisher, Elbert W. ...................................... 35 Fitzgerald, James B. ................................. 35 Fleming, David ........................................ 35 Fogleman, Charles H. .............................. 35 Fogleman, William Isaiah ........................ 35 Ford, John S. ............................................ 35 Forkner, Isaac .......................................... 36 Forrester, John ......................................... 36 Foster, William K. ................................... 36 Frazier, Andrew Jackson .......................... 36 Frazier, Jacob Tyler ................................. 36 Frazier, John Brown ................................. 37 Frazier, J. Tyler, III .................................. 37 Freeman, Obadiah .................................... 38 French, George Decatur ........................... 38 French, John Lee McCarty ....................... 38 Fulton, Creed ........................................... 38 Gaines, Samuel D. ................................... 38 Gannaway, Robertson .............................. 39 Garrett, Lewis .......................................... 39 Gass, Andrew........................................... 39 Gellespie, Elbert Gordon ......................... 39 Gibson, Tobias ......................................... 39 Giddens, Riley A. .................................... 39 Gilbert, Michael ....................................... 39 Giles, John Franklin ................................. 39 Gillespie, William Morgan ...................... 39 Glenn, Thomas F. .................................... 40 Goddard, Abbott ...................................... 40 Goodman, Thomas E. .............................. 40 Goodykoontz, Alfred M. .......................... 40 Gordon, Fred ............................................ 40 Gossage, Daniel ....................................... 41 Grace, Francis M. .................................... 41 Grace, J. G. .............................................. 41 Granade, John Adam................................ 41 Grant, M. S. ............................................. 41 Grant, Samuel S. ...................................... 41 Graves, William C. .................................. 41 Graybeal, David M. ................................. 42 Greear, Samuel ........................................ 42 Green, George Washington Killinger....... 42 Green, Jessee ........................................... 42 Greer, Andrew J. ...................................... 42 Griffitts, Jacob Lafayette ......................... 42

Guthrie, Robert H. ................................... 42 Haggard, David ........................................ 43 Hall, Jerome Virgil .................................. 43 Hall, Samuel H......................................... 43 Halton, William Clark .............................. 43 Hamil, Lorenzo Dow ............................... 43 Hamilton, Hale S. .................................... 43 Hamilton, Thomas Stone ......................... 44 Hampton, G. M. F. ................................... 44 Handy, Thomas R. ................................... 44 Hardy, Charles ......................................... 44 Harmon, John C. ...................................... 45 Harper, Miles ........................................... 45 Harris, Absalom ....................................... 45 Harris, Mumford ...................................... 45 Hart, William ........................................... 45 Hartin, John ............................................. 45 Harwell, Samuel B. .................................. 45 Hash, Jones Foster ................................... 45 Haskell, William M.................................. 45 Haskew, Joseph........................................ 45 Havens, Robert Neal ................................ 46 Haynes, Levi Kernan ............................... 46 Hearne, Jacob........................................... 46 Hearon, Daniel S. ..................................... 46 Hellums, Samuel ...................................... 47 Hellums, Thomas ..................................... 47 Helvey, John Granville ............................ 47 Henderson, William H. ............................ 47 Hendrix, William Robert ......................... 47 Henley, John S. ........................................ 47 Henninger, George W. ............................. 47 Henninger, John ....................................... 48 Henry, P. H. ............................................. 48 Henry, Spencer ........................................ 48 Hickey, Rufus M. ..................................... 48 Hicks, George M. ..................................... 48 Hicks, William ......................................... 48 Hicks, William C. .................................... 49 Hicks, William Ward ............................... 49 Hickson, John D....................................... 49 Hitt, William ............................................ 49 Hobbs, John N. ........................................ 49 Hodge, John C. ........................................ 50 Hodge, Thomas H. ................................... 50 Hodge, Walter .......................................... 50 Hodsden, David Shields ........................... 50 Holden, John W. ...................................... 51 Hooper, Robert ........................................ 51 Horne, David C. ....................................... 51

Horne, George ......................................... 51 Hoss, Elijah Embree ................................ 51 Houdins, Charles Dillard ......................... 52 Hounshell, Charles Gideon ...................... 52 Houston, Anthony .................................... 52 Houston, Henry Milton ............................ 52 Houston, William ..................................... 52 Huffaker, James N. S. .............................. 52 Hughes, John R. ....................................... 53 Hunt, Lewis ............................................. 53 Hunter, James .......................................... 53 Hunter, James Robert ............................... 53 Hurley, David P. ...................................... 53 Hutchinson, John ..................................... 53 Hutsell, Eli K. .......................................... 54 Hutsell, Harry S. ...................................... 54 Hutsell, Robert A. .................................... 54 Hyden, J. Albert ....................................... 54 Hyden, Samuel W. ................................... 54 Ingle, Anthony H. .................................... 54 Ingle, Willis ............................................. 55 Jackson, George W. ................................. 55 Jackson, Jonathan .................................... 55 Jackson, Rush F. ...................................... 55 James, Charles M. .................................... 55 Jameson, Deloy H. ................................... 55 Jennings, John Henry ............................... 56 Jimison, James Manley ............................ 56 Johnson, John........................................... 56 Johnson, William ..................................... 56 Johnston, Hugh Strother........................... 56 Jones, Aquila ........................................... 56 Jones, John Franklin ................................ 57 Jones, John Nelson................................... 57 Jones, William Lee .................................. 57 Jones, W. T. ............................................. 57 Julian, George .......................................... 57 Kahle, Elijah Fletcher .............................. 57 Kavanaugh, Williams............................... 58 Keener, Ulrich ......................................... 58 Keister, James Ballard ............................. 58 Keith, John Henninger ............................. 58 Kelley, John ............................................. 58 Kelly, Charles W. .................................... 59 Kelly, Richard Alexander ........................ 59 Kelly, William H. .................................... 59 Kendrick, William P. ............................... 59 Kennedy, James L. ................................... 60

Kennedy, James Skidmore ....................... 60 Kennedy, John H. .................................... 60 Kesterson, John ........................................ 61 Ketron, S. G. ............................................ 61 Kincaid, Ayers ......................................... 61 King, James ............................................. 61 King, Thomas A....................................... 61 King, William .......................................... 61 Kinsland, William .................................... 61 Kirby, Charles L. ..................................... 61 Kirkpatrick, R. H. .................................... 61 Kite, Rufus Walter ................................... 62 Kobler, John............................................. 62 Ladd, Milton ............................................ 62 Lakin, Benjamin ...................................... 62 Lambert, George L. .................................. 62 Lambert, Jeremiah ................................... 62 Lambuth, William .................................... 62 Lasley, Thomas ........................................ 63 Lawson, James D. .................................... 63 Lawton, Daniel Bradley ........................... 63 Leach, John .............................................. 63 Lee, Barron Wells .................................... 63 Leonard, Issac B. ..................................... 64 Leslie, Robert Lee .................................... 64 Lewis, Isaac ............................................. 64 Light, George C. ...................................... 64 Lindsay, Isaac .......................................... 64 Lindsay, John ........................................... 64 Little, Joshua Boring ................................ 64 Locke, George ......................................... 64 Lockett, David ......................................... 64 Logan, James C. ....................................... 65 Long, C. S. ............................................... 65 Long, Carroll ........................................... 65 Long, James Rufus ................................... 65 Long, Samuel Dismukes .......................... 65 Long, William Reynolds .......................... 66 Lotspeich, Ralph ...................................... 66 Lowry, Joseph E. ..................................... 66 Lyons, Edward F. ..................................... 66 Lyons, James A. ....................................... 66 Maddin, Thomas ...................................... 67 Mahoney, James ...................................... 67 Maiden, George Allen .............................. 67 Maiden, John Milton ................................ 67 Malone, Benjamin .................................... 68 Malone, John Wesley ............................... 68 Manker, John Jenkins .............................. 68

Mann, John W. ......................................... 68 Manson, William ..................................... 69 Marsh, Edward Waverly .......................... 69 Marshall, Lewis W. .................................. 69 Marshall, W. A. ....................................... 69 Martin, Burton M. .................................... 69 Martin, George ......................................... 69 Martin, Mitchell ....................................... 69 Martin, William Anderson ....................... 69 Mastin, Jeremiah ...................................... 69 McClure, Arthur ...................................... 70 McCracken, David ................................... 70 McDowell, Robert T. ............................... 70 McFarland, Lawrence Walton .................. 70 McGhee, J. W. ......................................... 70 McGhee, John .......................................... 70 McGhee, Joseph L. .................................. 70 McGhee, Silas Andrew ............................ 71 McHenry, Barnabas ................................. 71 McKendree, William ............................... 71 McKenzie, Hiram Wills ........................... 71 McPhail, Hugh ......................................... 71 McPherson, Stephen Thompson Mason ................................................................. 71 McTeer, John Montgomery...................... 72 Mead, Stith .............................................. 72 Menefee, John .......................................... 72 Milburn, Joseph ....................................... 72 Milburn, Joseph P. ................................... 72 Milburn, William ..................................... 72 Miles, George W. ..................................... 73 Miller, Charles K. .................................... 73 Miller, Charles W. ................................... 73 Miller, Samuel A. .................................... 73 Miller, William C..................................... 73 Milligan, Thomas ..................................... 74 Mitchell, Charles...................................... 74 Mitchell, James Anderson ........................ 74 Mitchell, William Drayton ....................... 74 Monroe, Marion H. .................................. 74 Moore, Enoch W. ..................................... 74 Moore, Mark ............................................ 74 Moore, Nathaniel ..................................... 75 Moore, Ransom........................................ 75 Morris, Edward ........................................ 75 Morris, Jesse Williams ............................. 75 Morris, Richard ........................................ 75 Morrison, Benjamin M............................. 75 Morrison, J. F........................................... 75 Mort, Edward William ............................. 75 Morton, John P......................................... 75

Munsey, Isaac Newton ............................. 76 Munsey, Nathaniel ................................... 76 Munsey, Thomas K. ................................. 76 Murphy, Andrew Judson .......................... 76 Murphy, Wiley B. .................................... 76 Naff, John Ekin ........................................ 76 Neal, Henry Clay ..................................... 77 Neal, William W. ..................................... 77 Neel, John Silas Weaver .......................... 77 Neel, Lyle McDonald .............................. 78 Newcomb, George T. ............................... 78 Newman, A. A. ........................................ 78 Newton, James M. ................................... 78 Nixon, Thomas ........................................ 78 Noland, Obed ........................................... 79 Norman, Jeremiah .................................... 79 Norwood, Nicholas .................................. 79 Nuckolls, Benjamin Floyd ....................... 79 Ogle, H. B. ............................................... 79 Oglesby, Joshua ....................................... 79 Oliver, William L..................................... 79 Osborne, James M. .................................. 79 Overall, Abraham .................................... 79 Owen, Francis A. ..................................... 79 Owen, Robert Alexander ......................... 79 Pace, John ................................................ 80 Page, John ................................................ 80 Paine, Sela ............................................... 80 Painter, Charles Edward........................... 80 Parker, Felix............................................. 80 Parrott, John H. ........................................ 80 Pattison, William ..................................... 81 Patterson, Samuel .................................... 81 Patton, Arnold .......................................... 81 Patton, Samuel ......................................... 81 Patton, William ........................................ 81 Paulsaul, John .......................................... 81 Paxton, John Moore ................................. 81 Payne, Jacob R. ........................................ 82 Payne, Thomas ......................................... 82 Pearce, Isaac A......................................... 82 Peck, Jacob .............................................. 82 Peck, Joseph H. ........................................ 82 Peck, Wiley B. ......................................... 82 Peery, Edward T. ..................................... 82 Penley, J. N. ............................................. 82 Peoples, Benjamin ................................... 83 Perkins, J. A. L. ....................................... 83

Perry, James F. ......................................... 83 Peters, Adam Clark .................................. 83 Petty, John Summerfield .......................... 83 Phillips, Sewell ........................................ 83 Pickens, W. B. ......................................... 84 Pippin, Elisha Milburn ............................. 84 Pippin, Isaac Newton ............................... 84 Platt, Robert Baxter, Jr. ............................ 84 Pope, Thomas J. ....................................... 84 Porter, James ............................................ 84 Porter, Thomas D. .................................... 84 Poythress, Francis .................................... 84 Prater, John Lindsey ................................ 85 Price, Richard Nye, D.D. ......................... 85 Price, William Humberson ....................... 86 Priddy, Thomas Morgan .......................... 86 Proffit, George M..................................... 87 Pyott, William W. .................................... 87 Quinn, Isaac ............................................. 87 Rader, John William ................................ 87 Ray, John ................................................. 87 Reagan, Daniel B. .................................... 87 Reed, Jacob Franklin................................ 88 Reed, Patrick Henry ................................. 88 Renfro, George W. ................................... 88 Reynolds, Frank M. ................................. 88 Reynolds, John......................................... 88 Reynolds, Luther Speed ........................... 88 Reynolds, Rufus G. .................................. 89 Rhoton, Josiah ......................................... 89 Rice, John ................................................ 89 Richards, Richard .................................... 89 Richardson, Ansel .................................... 89 Richardson, Daniel .................................. 89 Richardson, Frank .................................... 90 Richardson, Jessee ................................... 90 Roberson, J. D. ........................................ 90 Robeson, John H. ..................................... 90 Robeson, William .................................... 90 Robertson, Emory Bright ......................... 91 Robertson, John W................................... 91 Robertson, R. C........................................ 91 Robinette, James Jefferson....................... 91 Rogers, William Hurd .............................. 91 Romans, John M. ..................................... 92 Ronninger, Lewis A. ................................ 92 Rose, Albert M......................................... 92 Rowe, J. Fred ........................................... 92 Rowe, Nathaniel K. .................................. 92

Rowe, Thomas Dawson ........................... 92 Ruble, James Arthur ................................ 93 Rudder, Samuel........................................ 93 Rule, Matthew Andrew ............................ 93 Rumburg, John Kirk ................................ 93 Runyon, John C. ...................................... 93 Russell, Thomas B. .................................. 94 Russell, Thomas Humes........................... 94 Sadler, C. N. ............................................ 94 Sadler, Jasper Newton .............................. 94 Sale, John ................................................. 94 Sanders, Francis Preston .......................... 94 Sanders, John ........................................... 95 Scarboro, P. H. ......................................... 95 Schuler, Thomas Clingman ...................... 95 Scott, Robert Asbury................................ 95 Scott, Samuel B. ...................................... 96 Seaton, James B. ...................................... 96 Seaton, John ............................................. 96 Seaton, Moses .......................................... 96 Sellers, Samuel ........................................ 96 Sevier, Elbert Franklin ............................. 96 Sewell, John ............................................. 96 Sharp, Walter A. ...................................... 96 Shaw, Hezekiah ....................................... 97 Shines, Daniel .......................................... 97 Shuler, J. A. H. ........................................ 97 Simmons, Elisha ...................................... 97 Simmons, John......................................... 97 Simpson, George W. ................................ 97 Simpson, John Bayless ............................ 97 Smith, David Russell ............................... 97 Smith, Henry ............................................ 98 Smith, Jacob............................................. 98 Smith, James T......................................... 98 Smith, John Wesley ................................. 98 Smith, Josiah R. ....................................... 98 Smith, Robert E. ...................................... 99 Smith, T. .................................................. 99 Smith, W. W. ........................................... 99 Smith, William D. .................................... 99 Smyth, Tobias F. ...................................... 99 Snavely, A. Y. .......................................... 99 Snider, William Robert ............................ 99 Sorrell, William Leonidas ...................... 100 Speer, James G. H. ................................. 100 Spence, John Fletcher ............................ 100 Standefer, Rufus Madison ...................... 100 Steele, Charles Emmett .......................... 100 Steir, Frederick ...................................... 101

Stephenson, J. H. ................................... 101 Stevens, Rufus M. .................................. 101 Stewart, Absalom Deakins ..................... 101 Stewart, George ..................................... 101 Still, Abraham ........................................ 102 Still, Elijah ............................................. 102 Stone, Ausker Meek ............................... 102 Stout, George M..................................... 102 Strader, Tyler D. .................................... 102 Stradley, Charles Lee ............................. 103 Stradley, John Ryland ............................ 103 Straley, James O. ................................... 103 Strange, Joseph S. .................................. 103 Strange, Obadiah.................................... 104 Stribling, William .................................. 104 Stringfield, James King .......................... 104 Stringfield, Thomas ............................... 104 Stuart, George Rutledge ......................... 104 Sullins, David, D.D. ............................... 105 Sullins, Timothy .................................... 105 Summers, George William ..................... 106 Sutherland, Robey Kinzer ...................... 106 Sutton, Phillip ........................................ 106 Swaim, Mitchell Patton .......................... 106 Swecker, James E. ................................. 106 Swift, Richaard ...................................... 106 Swisher, H. B. ........................................ 107 Swisher, Jessee G. .................................. 107 Taylor, Louther ...................................... 107 Taylor, Nathanael Greene ...................... 107 Tevis, John ............................................. 107 Thompson, Leander Wade ..................... 107 Thompson, Samuel H. ........................... 107 Thompson, William Cortes .................... 108 Thomson, George H. .............................. 108 Thorn, Arthur Sullivan ........................... 108 Tilley, Edward A. .................................. 108 Towe, Alfred Hamilton .......................... 109 Tracey, Micajah ..................................... 109 Travis, John ........................................... 109 Triplett, Rufus Kincaid .......................... 109 Trower, Thomas ..................................... 109 Troy, William Henry.............................. 109 Tucker, Clinton ...................................... 109 Tunnell, John ......................................... 110 Turner, W. L. ......................................... 110 Tuttle, Sherman Dexter .......................... 110 Umberger, James Harvey ....................... 110 Umberger, Robert Shannon.................... 110

Varnell, John M. .................................... 110 Vaught, Sidney Bays.............................. 111 Vermillion, William ............................... 111 Wagg, John D. ....................................... 111 Wagner, William Nathan ....................... 111 Walke, Ivy ............................................. 111 Walker, Edward W. ............................... 111 Walker, John Randolph.......................... 112 Walker, Newton F. ................................. 112 Walker, Richard E. ................................ 112 Walker, Robert....................................... 112 Walker, Robert McDonald ..................... 112 Walker, Thomas Senter .......................... 113 Walker, William Hicks .......................... 113 Wampler, I. A. ....................................... 113 Wampler, Joseph F. ............................... 113 Ward, James........................................... 113 Ward, John Blair .................................... 113 Ware, Joseph Thackery .......................... 114 Ware, Thomas ........................................ 114 Waterhouse, Richard Green ................... 114 Watkins, Albert G. ................................. 115 Watkins, James Henry ........................... 115 Watson, Joab .......................................... 116 Watson, John ......................................... 116 Watson, Neil McKay ............................. 116 Waugh, Henry P..................................... 116 Weatherly, Samuel S.............................. 116 Weaver, James Harvey........................... 116 Weeks, Salathiel .................................... 117 Wells, B. F. ............................................ 117 West, John ............................................. 117 West, Thomas Reed ............................... 117 Wexler, Edwin C. .................................. 117 Wheeler, Samuel R. ............................... 117 Whittaker, Mark ..................................... 117 Wiley, Ephraim Emerson ....................... 117 Wilkerson, Robert .................................. 118 Wilkerson, Thomas ................................ 118 Williams, George Cookman ................... 118 Williams, Joseph .................................... 118 Williams, Leonard J. .............................. 118 Willis, Henry ......................................... 119 Wilson, Benjamin Carnelin .................... 119 Wilson, Leander ..................................... 119 Wingo, Chapman Kelly ......................... 119 Winkler, Edmond Josephus.................... 119 Winton, Wiley B. ................................... 119 Witcher, William ................................... 120 Witten, James......................................... 120 Witten, Zachariah .................................. 120

Wolfe, James K. ..................................... 120 Wolfe, John M. ...................................... 120 Wolfe, Joseph Emanuel ......................... 121 Wood, George S..................................... 121 Woodward, Alexander E. ....................... 121 Woodyard, E. O. .................................... 121 Woolsey, John ....................................... 122 Wrather, Baker ....................................... 122 Wright, A. B. ......................................... 122 Wynn, J. R. ............................................ 122 Wysor, Michael Jordan .......................... 122 Young, Benjamin ................................... 122 Young, Jacob ......................................... 122 Young, William ..................................... 123

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