Boland, Elijah N
Boland, Elijah N., a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church South, was born in Muscogee County, Ga. He embraced religion about the close of the Mexican war, and in 1855 united with the Georgia Conference. Mr. Boland's education was limited, but by studious habits he became very efficient. He worked hard all the day, studied nights, and preached Sundays. He enlisted in the forty-sixth regiment Georgia Volunteers, with the expectation of being made chaplain, in which he was disappointed. He died in one of the hospitals, September, 1863. See Minutes of Annual Conferences of the M. E. Church South, 1863, p. 454.