Collins, Hiram B
Collins, Hiram B.
a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born at Vincennes, Indiana, May 4, 1829. He was left fatherless in childhood; received a careful religious training; spent some years as a teacher; was received by the Methodist Episcopal Church by letter from the Presbyterian Church in 1858; was given license to exhort the same year, and in the following was admitted into the South-eastern Indiana Conference, wherein he served with zeal and fidelity until his death, September 4, 1864. Mr. Collins brought into the ministry a well-developed intellect, refined taste, superior literary attainments, an energetic character and; a heart in living sympathy with the interests of humanity and religion. He was a sound theologian, an excellent preacher, and a faithful and successful pastor. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1864, page 162.