Carlisle, Simon a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born Jan. 15, 1773. He was converted in 1789; and in 1790 entered the Tennessee Conference. In 1794 he was dropped on a doubtful charge of improper conduct, which disgrace he sustained with uncommon Christian patience and fortitude for several years. In 1804 he removed to the banks of the Cumberland river, where he maintained an unblemished character, and labored in the capacity of a local preacher for thirty years. In 1834 he again entered the itinerant ranks, and served the Church zealously until his death, Nov. 24, 1839. See Minutes of Annual Conferences of the M E. Church South, 1840, p. 56.