Beecher, Elijah Parkes
Beecher, Elijah Parkes a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born at Rensselaerville, N. Y., Dec. 7, 1810. He experienced conversion when about twentyfive, and in 1840 entered the Oneida Conference. After fifteen yars of laborious service, he was transferred (1855) to the Wisconsin Conference. In 1865 he was appointed agent of the American Bible Society, which office he held with credit four years, and then retired from all stated service, but held himself ready for volunteer work whenever health, and opportunity afforded a chance, until his decease, Nov. 3, 1877. Mr. Beecher was very earnest and enthusiastic, never allowing a winter to pass without gathering in!many from the ranks of sin, through extra revival services. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1878, p. 67.