Blackwell, John Davenport, Dd
Blackwell, John Davenport, D.D.
a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. was born in Fanquier County, Virginia, June 17, 1822. He graduated from Dickinson College, and joined the Virginia Conference in 1846, in which he served as pastor or presiding elder until his death, June 26, 1887. He was a member of four General conferences, and delegate to the Centennial Conference of Methodism held in Baltimore in 1884, before which he read a paper entitled An Essay on the Mission of Methodism. See Minutes of Annual Conferences of the M.E. Church, South, 1887, page 108.