Brown, Paul R

Brown, Paul R.

a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born at Cornwall, N.Y., March 4, 1801. He was converted in early life. In 1828 he entered the New York Conference, and received for his first field of labor Delaware Circuit, having thirty-three appointments, and requiring four weeks' travel of two hundred and fifty miles to visit them. His subsequent stations were, Jefferson, New York East, Newburgh, Middletown, and New Rochelle. In 1838 he was tried and severely censured for his abolition principles, and appointed junior preacher on Huntington Circuit. He afterwards served Redding, Stratford, and Hartford, Connecticut; Williamsburgh, Green Street (N.Y. city), White Plains, Yonkers, Peekskill, and Pleasantville, N.Y.; in 1856, Monticello district; in 1860, Prattsville district; in 1864, New Paltz Landing; in 1865-66, Ellenville; in 186770, Rhinebeclk district; in 1871-72, Tremont; and in 1873 he became superannuated. He died at Tarrytown, October 1, 1879. Mr. Brown was a loyal, judicious, and kind presiding officer; a thoughtful, able, and effective preacher; an excellent pastor, and a devoted friend. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1880, page 43.

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