Burgess, Benedict a Methodist minister, war born in Maryland, May 18, 1784. After his conversion he united with the Methodist Episcopal Church. Or March 6, 1807, he was received into the Baltimoru Conference. In 1809 he was ordained deacon, and ir 1810 he located. He labored as a local preacher unti 1828. He became associated with the Methodist Protestant Church, and was one of the founders of the Virginia Conference. Three times he was elected president of that body. As a preacher of the Gospel he was very successful in winning souls to Christ. He died in Virginia, Oct. 25, 1848. See Colhouer, Founders of the M. P. Church, p. 360.