Caughey, James an American evangelist, was born in Ireland about 1810. Coming to this country, he was converted, and joined the Troy Conference in 1832. In 1840 he went on a visit to friends in Europe, spending some time in Canada on his way to Halifax, whence he sailed. For six years he labored in England, over twenty thousand conversions resulting from his work. Returning to America, he engaged in revival work wherever his services were demanded. He died at Highland Park, N.J., January 30, 1891. Among those converted under his ministry was general Booth of the Salvation Army. He was unable to work much the last twenty years of his life, owing to feeble health. He was the author of Methodism in Earnest: — Revival
Miscellanies: — Earnest Christianity: — and Glimpses of Soul-Saving. See Methodism in Earnest: The Christian Advocate, February 26, 1891.