Brillhart, Jacob a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church South, was born in York County, Pennsylvania, September 16, 1808. He was converted in 1834; removed to Richmond, Virginia, in 1839, where he was licensed to preach; and in 1848 entered the Kentucky Conference. On the organization of the Western Virginia Conference in 1850 he became a member of it; and in 1865 was transferred to the Holston Conference. In 1870,a stroke of paralysis rendered it necessary for him to become a superannuate, which relation he sustained to the close of his life, April 10, 1874. See Minutes of Annual Conferences of the M.E. Church South, 1874, page 16.