Bond, Granville

Bond, Granville a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Nelson County, Ky., Jan. 14, 1805. In 1827 he moved to Illinois, and on his conversion, which occurred in 1828, under the labors of Peter Cartwright, immediately engaged in the spread of religion. He was licensed to preach in 1834, and for twenty years did noble work as a local preacher — preaching ten or fifteen miles from home at night, returning at a late hour, and toiling all next day on his farm. In 1854 he entered the Illinois Conference, served one year as agent of the Illinois Female College and one year as agent of Quincy College, and then entered the pastorate. In 1868 he became superannuated, and so continued till his sudden decease, May 31, 1877. Mr. Bond was energetic, faithful, tender-hearted, and devout. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1877, p. 159.

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