Bouton, George a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born at Virgil, Cortland County, N. Y., Dec. 5, 1812. He was converted about 1843; soon after began preaching, and in 1852 entered the Oneida Conference. He died in the midst of his labors, at McLean, Oct. 31, 1859. Mr. Bouton's ministerial career was brief, but exceedingly brilliant. Few men secured a stronger hold upon the affections of a people than he, and few were more successful. Large revivals crowned his labors on every charge. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, i860, p. 169.