Barnes, Benjamin Nichols
Barnes, Benjamin Nichols a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Southampton. County, Va., Nov. 15, 1808. He received a careful religious training; experienced conversion in 1827; was licensed to exhort in 1829, and in 1830 joined the Virginia Conference, in which he travelled six years, graduating in all the orders of the Church. In 1836 he located and went to Indiana, and in the following year entered the Indiana Conference, wherein he served till his decease, Sept. 6, 1838. Mr. Barnes was a self-educated man. He possessed excellent preaching qualifications, and was a young man of great promise. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1839, p. 662.