Agard, Horace an esteemed Methodist Episcopal minister, entered the itinerancy in the Genesee Conference in 1819. In 1821 he was ordained deacon, and in 1823 elder. In 1826 he was made presiding elder of the Susquehanna district, which he served for seven years, and then was transferred to Berkshire district. He filled the various posts to which he was called with great credit and success. In 1838 he was superannuated. His later years were clouded by nervous disease, which abated, so as to leave his mind clear and happy, a few days before his death in 1850. — Minutes of Conferences, 4, 498; Peck, Early Methodism, p. 457.