De Vinne, Daniel

De Vinne, Daniel a veteran Methodist Episcopal minister, was born of Roman Catholic parents, in Londonderry, Ireland, February 1, 1793. Being led providentially into a Methodist watch-meeting, in Albany, N.Y., he was converted January 2, 1810. He then began to study various branches of liberal learning, in which he soon became proficient, and engaged in teaching school in Brooklyn. In October 1818, he went to New Orleans as a missionary, entered the Mississippi Conference in 1819, and was a member of the General Conference of 1824, at which time he was transferred to the New York Conference. Here he labored until his strength gave way, and he retired after forty years of active service. He died at Morrisania, N.Y., February 10, 1883. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1883; page 91; Memorial (N.Y. 1883).

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