Bumpass, Sidney D

Bumpass, Sidney D.

a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church South, was born in Person County, N. C., Dec. 25, 1808. He was carefully trained by a pious mother; received a good education; experienced religion in 1834; was licensed to exhort in 1835, to preach in 1836; and in 1837 was admitted into the Virginia Conference. He afterwards became a member of the North Carolina Conference, in the active ranks of which he died, Dec. 12, 1851. Mr. Bumpass was characterized by energy and deep piety. He wrote and published pamphlets on the Evils of Intemperance, The True View of

Baptism, and on Family Worship. See Minutes of Annual Conferences of the M. E. Church South, 1852, p. 398; Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, vii, 814.

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