Brent, John Caldwell
Brent, John Caldwell a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church South, was born in Rockingham County, N.C., April 20, 1837. He made a profession of religion under the preaching of his brother, Reverend J.H. Brent, in 1852, while a student in Smithville Academy; finished his school course at Chapel Hill University; and in 1858 was licensed to preach, and received into the North Carolina Conference. His ministry was short, but full of energy and success. He died August 8, 1863. Mr. Brent was eminent for his fortitude, singleness of aim, and deep piety. See Minutes of Annual Conferences of the M.E. Church South, 1863, page 445.