Bland, Ambrose a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Muskingum County, O., Jan. 5, 1834. He was converted in early life, but, refusing to obey his convictions to preach, became hardened, and many years remained an alien. In 1873 he was powerfully reclaimed, began immediately the work to which he had been called, and in 1874 was received into the Illinois Conference. He labored faithfully and had good success until his decease, Nov. 10, 1876. Mr. Bland was a man of good ability, fair education, and gentle spirit. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1877, p. 134.