Baringer, John a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church South, was a native of Montgomery County, Va. In 1828, then a young man, he joined the Holston Conference, and after filling important stations for about seven years located. In 1838 he re-entered the active ranks, and continued faithfully until 1842, when failing health caused him to become superannuate, which relation he sustained until his death, July 17, 1850. Mr. Baringer was pious and devoted. See Minutes of Annual Conferences of the M. E. Church South, 1851, p. 331.