Boring, Washington a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church South, was born in Washington County, Tenn., in 1822. He embraced religion when about twenty-one, received license to preach in 1849, and in 1851 entered the Holston Conference. He served but three circuits when his useful career was closed, in 1854. Mr. Boring was alive to all excellencies that brought culture and improvement to his people. He was strong in mind, energetic and deep in piety. See Minutes of Annual Conferences of the M. E. Church South, 1854, p. 521.