Cole, Robert W
Cole, Robert W.
a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church South, was born in East Tennessee in 1818. He received an early religious education; became eminently pious in youth, and at the age of eighteen entered the Tennessee Conference. In 1841 he was transferred to the Memphis Conference; spent 1843 and 1844 very usefully as a local preacher; re-entered the effective ranks in 1845, and was appointed to the Belmont Circuit, where he died, October 8, 1846. Mr. Cole was extremely modest and retiring, and never appeared to be conscious .of his intellectual powers. He was sound in judgment and doctrine, and eminently equipped with all the Christian graces. See Minutes of Annual Conferences of the M.E. Church South, 1846, page 78.