Burgess, Harrison a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Maryland, Feb. 22, 1828. He emigrated with his parents to Ohio in his childhood; was converted in his twentieth year, and at the same time removed to Indiana; was soon after licensed to preach; and in 1850 entered the North Indiana Conference. After filling three appointments ill-health necessitated his taking a local relation, which he held three years; then, in 1859, he united with the North- western Indiana Conference, and was appointed to Covington circuit, where he labored but a week or two when he was attacked with consumption, which terminated his life, Dec. 7, 1859. Mr. Burgess was devout and energetic. .See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1860, p. 356.