Alverson, John B

Alverson, John B.

a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Ontario County, N. Y., in 1793, and died at Perry, N.Y., April 21,1850. At the age of twenty he joined the Church, and at twenty-four was admitted into the Genesee Conference as an itinerant preacher. After twenty years' service in circuits and stations he was appointed presiding elder of Genesee district in 1838, and of Rochester district in 1842. He possessed a discriminating mind, a prompt yet cautious judgment, a high sense of honor and integrity, a correct taste, and a well-furnished understanding, by which he secured for himself a high position in the confidence and affection of his brethren; in testimony of which he was intrusted with many offices of responsibility. In 1824, 1844, and 1848, he was a delegate to the General Conference, by the last of which he was appointed a member of the committee for the revision of the hymn-book. He was a man of commanding eloquence and power in the pulpit. For eight years he was president of the board of trustees of Genesee Wesleyan Seminary. — Minutes of Conferences, 4, 522.

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