Davidson, James I

Davidson, James I.

a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born near Newcastle-on-Tyne, Northumberland, England, December 14, 1824. He was converted at the age of eight; conducted prayer-meetings at ten; began to exhort and preach at twelve; became a regular licensed preacher among the Wesleyans when but sixteen; in 1849 emigrated to America; in 1850, settled in Quincy Illinois; in 1851 entered the Illinois Conference; in 1862 was appointed chaplain of the Seventy-third Regiment Illinois Volunteers, but afterwards became successively captain, major, and, lieutenantcolonlel; returned to the pastorate, and continued until his death, January 10, 1870. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1870, page 235.

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