Doughty Samuel, a Methodist Episcopal minister of the Philadelphia Conference, was born in Philadelphia in January, 1794, was converted in 1816, entered the itinerancy in 1823, was stationed successively at New Brunswick, N.J., and at St. George's, Philadelphia, and died at Wilmington, Delaware, September 17, 1828. Mr. Doughty was one of the most popular, useful, and eloquent preachers of his time. He was an eloquent advocate for the benevolent institutions of the Church, especially for Sunday-schools, of which he was a distinguished promoter, both before and after his entrance to the regular ministry. His literary and theological requirements and talents were of a high order, as his published Sermons in the Methodist Magazine sufficiently attest, especially one upon "Instability in Religion." He was rapidly rising in influence and usefulness when he was suddenly cut down. — Minutes of Conferences, 2:38; Sprague, Annals, 7:672.