Bissey Jonas

Bissey Jonas a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Bucks County, Pa., Sept. 24, 1809. He was religiously inclined from childhood, professed religion in 1826, began immediately to prepare himself for the ministry, received license to exhort in 1831, to preach in 1832, and in 1833 entered the Philadelphia Conference, in which he labored with fidelity and zeal, with but one year's quiet as supernumerary, until Aug. 17, 1851, when he was killed by lightning in the pulpit at New London Cross-roads. Mr. Bissey was a faithful friend, an humble, devoted Christian, and a plain, zealous, successful preacher. See Minutes of Annual Conf., 1852, p. 21.

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