Bangs, William H

Bangs, William H.

a Methodist Episcopal minister, and nephew of Dr. Nathan and Heman. Bangs, was born in 1806. . He was converted at fifteen, preached without license while yet a probationer, and was appointed class-leader at seventeen. After a few years of activity in business pursuits, he joined the New York Conference in 1837, and was ordained deacon in 1841. His successive appointments were Bedford, Cortland, Westport, New Milford,

Weston, and Westport circuits, Middlebury, Newtown and East Village, Mount Vernon and East Chester, Patchogue, Greenport, Glen Cove, Bridgehampton, Cutchogue and Mattituck, North New York, Mianus and Pound Ridge, and Upper New Rochelle. He died suddenly at Ocean Grove, N. J., Oct. 5, 1880. During thirty-nine years of active work, he preached more than 11,000 sermons and received 3000 converts into the Church. He never took a week's vacation during the thirty-nine years; forty-one conference roll-calls never noted an absence, and during the whole period of two thousand and twenty-eight Sundays he only lost eighteen from all causes. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1881.

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