Brown, William R
Brown, William R.
a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born near Amsterdam, N.Y., March 7. 1828. He was converted in his fifteenth year; was licensed to exhort in 1848, to preach in 1849, and in 1850 entered the Troy Conference. His educational advantages had been very limited, but by persistent effort he acquired considerable literary distinction, and in his later years ranked among the ablest ministers of his conference. From 1868 he was subject to frequent attacks of hemorrhage of the lungs, disabling him much of the time for work, and eventually causing his death, June 8, 1871. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1872, page 43.