Brown, Hartwell Harwell

Brown, Hartwell Harwell a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church South, was born in Virginia. He was well educated, experienced conversion in 1818, and later in the same year entered the Tennessee Conference. He soon rose to eminence, but after filling several of the first appointments, of the Conference, located on his farm, and soon began merchandising. He possessed a large fortune, which soon was lost in business failures, and he was again brought into the active ranks of the ministry. For two or three years previous to his death he sustained a superannuated relation, and to a large degree became insane. He died in 1868. Mr. Brown was of robust form, had a fine voice. and an agreeable manner. In his better days his sermons were full of thought, and delivered with much power. See Minutes of Annual Conferences of the M.E. Church South, 1868, page 251.

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