Davis, Charles A
Davis, Charles A.
a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born Oct. 7, 1802, and was admitted on trial by the Baltimore Conference in 1824. During his itinerant life he filled many important appointments. He was stationed three times in Baltimore. He served also in Philadelphia, Washington, New York, Montgomery Circuit, Md., Alexandria, D. C., Annapolis, Md., and twice in Winchester, Va. In May, 1832, he was one of the secretaries of the General Conference at its session in Philadelphia. For several years he was clerk in one of the departments of the general government in Washington, where he was received into the Virginia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, and filled an appointment in Richmond, and also in Portsmouth, Va. While in Portsmouth he received the appointment of chaplain in the navy. When the civil war broke out he remained true to his country, and the Virginia Conference of the M. E. Church South expelled him by resolution. He united with the Virginia and North Carolina Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He died in charge of the Norfolk Naval Hospital, Feb. 20, 1867. — Dr. J. S. Mitchell, in Christ. Advocate and Journal.