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Budget Containing the Status of Methodism at the Second Ecumenical Conference of Methodism
			
70           STATUS OF  METHODISM AND  CHRISTIANITY.


       Colored Methodist Episcopal Church of America.

    W. H.  Miles was born Dec. 26, 1829, in Washington County,
Ky.: was converted in 1854, in Washington  County,  Ky.; was
licensed to preach in 1854, at Louisville Ky.; commenced traveling
in 1867; ordained Bishop in 1871.
    L. H. Holsey was born July 3, 1841, in Sparta, Ga.; was con-
verted in 1855, at Sparta Ga.; was licensed to preach at Sparta, Ga.:
commenced traveling in 1860; ordained Deacon in 1869: ordained
Elder in 1869; ordained Bishop in 1873.
    J. H. Berber was born in 1814; ordained Bishop in 1873.
    Isaac Lain was born April 3, 1834, at Jackson,  Tenn.; was con-
verted in 1854, at Jackson, Tenn.; was licensed to preach in 1856,
at Jackson, Tenn., by Wm.  Harris; commenced traveling in 1866;
was ordained Deacon in 1866; was  ordained  Elder in 1867; was
ordained Bishop in 1873.
    R. H.  Vanderhorst was  born  in 1814, at Georgetown, S.  C.,
was converted in 1834, at Charleston, S. C.; was licensed to preach
in 1850, at Charleston, S. C.; commenced traveling in 1865; ordained
Deacon in 1865; ordained Elder in 1868 : ordained Bishop in 1871;
died, July 18, 1872.
    This church is in a flourishing condition.  They have some very
intelligent men in it.  The leaders are much respected; the last Gen-
eral Conference at Little Rock, completed the organization by estab-
lishing a Publishing Department, organizing the Missionary Depart-
ment,  Church  Extension  Society and an Educational Seminary.
The membership is about 17,000.  They have 3,196 churches, val-
ued at $1,050,000.
                          M. E. CHURCH.
    These are the Missionary Bishops of the M. E. Church:
    Frances Burns was born Dec. 5, 1809, at Albany, N. Y.; was
converted in 1826, in Greene County, N. Y.; was licensed to preach
in 1830, in Greene County, N. Y.,  by David Perry,  P. E.;  com-
menced traveling in 1834; ordained Deacon in 1844; ordained Elder
in; 1844; ordained Bishop in 1858; died, April 18, 1863.




			
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Budget Containing the Status of Methodism at the Second Ecumenical Conference of Methodism


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