Crowder, Thomas a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, was born in Wake County, N.C., September 22, 1797. He was piously trained, and received a liberal education; was converted in 1819, and in 1821 entered the Virginia Annual Conference, in which he did good service until his death, in December 1852. See Minutes of Annual Conferences of the M.E. Church South, 1853, page 445; Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 7:654.