Clark, John (2)

Clark, John a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Washington County, N. Y., July 30,1797; was converted in 1817, and in 1820 entered the New York] Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church as an itinerant. Having labored within its bounds for sixteen years, he was in 1836 transferred to the Illinois Conference, and in 1841 to Texas. In 1844 he was a delegate to the General Conference of that year, and at its close was at his own request transferred to the Troy Conference. He was again transferred, in 1852, to the Rock River Conference, and stationed in Chicago, where he died of cholera, July 11, 1853. In all parts of the country he was eminently well received, and wherever he was stationed he left behind him the reputation of an able and earnest Christian minister. His frontier labors, full of toil and peril, which he met with abounding courage and energy, are amply described in Hall's Life of Rev. John Clark (N.Y. 8vo). See also Minutes of Conferences, v. 485; Sprague, Annals, 7, 626; Methodist Quarterly, Jan. 1857, p. 148.

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