Barnes, Joshua (2)

Barnes, Joshua (2), a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Frederick County, Md., in 1775. He embraced religion in early life; moved to Ohio in his youth; received license to exhort in 1804, and in 1805 entered the Ohio Conference. Two years later he located and became a merchant, which proved extremely detrimental to his spiritual interests. In 1812 he was powerfully reclaimed, again licensed to preach, and in 1816 removed to Illinois. In 1836 he entered the Illinois Conference, and served with zeal and fidelity until his death, Nov. 18, 1839. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1841, p. 149.

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