Dibrell Anthony

Dibrell Anthony, a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. Dates of his early life are wanting. He spent some time at the University of North Carolina, where he studied law, but after his conversion his mind was turned to the ministry, and he joined the Virginia Conference in 1830. Having labored with much success on several circuits and stations, he was made presiding elder, and was successively a member of the Louisville Convention, and of the General Conferences at Petersburg, Va., St. Louis, and Columbus, Ga. His last appointment was to Norfolk, Va., where he signalized his piety and love by his courageous devotion to his calling and flock during the fearful ravages of the yellow fever, to which he fell a victim, Sept. 1,1855. As a preacher he excelled. His sermons were well prepared, exhibited compass and grasp of thought, and were delivered in a most impressive and commanding style. — Annals of Southern Methodism, 1855, p. 341.

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