Corrington, James B, Dd
Corrington, James B., D.D.
a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Kentucky, October 24, 1801. He was converted in 1828, licensed to preach soon after, in 1830 went to Illinois, and in 1838 joined the Illinois Conference. He located in 1842, but in 1847 was readmitted into the same conference. In 1849 he was appointed presiding elder of the Sparta District, subsequently filling that position on different districts with great acceptability and usefulness. He was a model presiding elder, possessing great executive ability, and being peculiarly adapted to that work. In 1872 he became superannuated, and continued in that relation until his death, November 15, 1880. Dr. Corrington was a delegate to each session of the General Conference from 1852 until 1868. He was a man of marked ability, eminently popular among the masses. His sermons were clear, eloquent, full of pathos and power. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1881, page 323.