Carey, Walker

Carey, Walker a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church South, was born in the Cherokee Nation, May, 1814. He was brought up in absolute ignorance, becoming a full-grown man without knowing how to read a word in any language, or understanding anything about Christianity. At the age of twenty-five, through the instrumentality of a fellow-Cherokee, he was brought to Christ. He was immediately employed by missionaries as an interpreter. His power in the pulpit was soon felt, and he was licensed to preach, aid' in 1846 received into the Indian Mission Conference. By close application he soon learned to read the Bible, and in a few years became 'an able minister of the Gospel. He traveled nearly all the circuits in the Cherokee Nation, and some of them several times. He died March 15, 1869. Mr. Carey was earnest and laborious, social and influential, deeply pious and very successful. See Minutes of Annual Conferences of the '.1. E. Church South, 1869, p. 375.

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