Brisbane, William H
Brisbane, William H.
(2), a Methodist, Episcopal minister, was born in New York city, August 5, 1824. He was thrown upon his own resources at the age of ten; became a messenger boy in the employ of a lawyer, where he formed a fondness for books; found his way to Philadelphia while yet young, apprenticed himself to a chair-maker, sought religious associations, attached himself to a Sabbath-school, and in 1843 gave his heart to God. Three years later he received license to preach, and in 1848 entered the Philadelphia Conference, wherein he served faithfully until his death, April 29, 1862. Mr. Brisbane combined devoted piety, studious habits, and industry, thus starting favorably in his ministry, and continuing to increase in ability and acceptableness. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1863, page 44.