Beach, Lyman

Beach, Lyman a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born at Wallingford, Conn., Dec. 21, 1792. He received a careful bringing-up, experienced conversion at the age of seventeen, and was licensed to exhort in 1813. He served in the war with Great Britain, and became a backslider. He purchased a farm in 1818, in Stockbridge, N. Y. He rejoined the Church in 1820, and was relicensed to exhort; was licensed to preach in 1822, and employed one year by the presiding elder, and in 1828 entered the Oneida Conference. He served the following charges: Palatine and East Brockett's Bridge, Camden, Lebanon, Brookfield, Norwich, Westmoreland, Litchfield, Deansville and Clinton, Sangerfield, Augusta, Smyrna, Hamilton, Brookfield (again), Onondaga, Onondaga Mission, Camillus, Lowell, Westmoreland (again), Bennett's Corners and Indian Missions; and in 1858 was superannuated. He lived in Verona until 1874, and then went to Augusta, N.Y., where he remained until his decease, Jan. 30, 1880. Mr. Beach was a man of great influence, excellence of character, superior ministerial gifts, sound judgment, ready command of language, and pleasing address. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1880, p. 80.

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