Alderson, Alberry L
Alderson, Alberry L., a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, was born in Hart County, Ky., in 1810. No record is accessible concerning his early life. In 1833 he entered the ministry in connection with the Kentucky Conference, and. in 1851 joined the Louisville Conference, in which he labored until his death, Nov. 3, 1871. Mr. Alderson was timid, retiring, and distrustful of his own ability; yet, when fully aroused, he had few equals as an eloquent orator and powerful preacher. As a speaker, he was clear, earnest, logical, and skilful; as a gentleman, pure and polished; and as a Christian, humble, devout, and full of faith. See Minutes of Annual Conferences of the M. E. Church, South, 1872, p. 725.