Barlow, Thomas (2)
Barlow, Thomas a preacher in the United Methodist Free Church, was born of Wesleyan parents at Darlington, Devonshire, Aug. 7, 1810. He was converted to God in his youth, and at seventeen began to preach the Gospel. His love of freedom induced him in 1835, during the Warrenite disputes, to leave the Wesleyans, and join the Association Methodists, and again in 1851, when the reform movement began, he identified himself with it and entered the ministry. He labored hard for nineteen years, until 1870, when he was chosen book steward to the United Methodist Free Churches, in which office he served with fidelity till his health failed in 1874, when he became a 'supernumerary, and resided at the East End of London, preaching: as he had strength to the end of life. He died June 29, 1880, and was interred in Ilford Cemetery. He was courteous, conscientious, devout, intelligent. See Minutes of the Assembly.