Belton James S
Belton James S.
a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church South, was born in Newbury District, S. C., Sept. 7, 1833. He was converted in 1850; licensed to preach in the year following; graduated at Lagralnge College in 1852; and in the latter part of the same year joined the Tennessee Conference, and was transferred to the Alabama Conference. After serving that conference one year he was appointed missionary to, China, and in 1855 sailed for that distant land, where he labored two years, and then was compelled by ill- health to return home. He landed in New York and there died, March 17, 1856. He was lovely in character, diligent in labor, and extraordinary in piety. See Minutes of Annual Conferences of the M. E. Church South, 1856, p. 708.