Bankson, James

Bankson, James a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Oglethorpe County, Ga., Jan. 8, 1795. He was taught to know the Scriptures from his infancy; emigrated with his parents at the age of eight to Illinois, where he received a very imperfect English education; but, embracing religion at the age of fourteen, he applied himself earnestly to reading and study, and became a good scholar. In 1813 he entered the Illinois Conference, and labored diligently on its frontier circuits till his death, Sept. 4, 1831. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1833, p. 214.

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