Douglass, Thomas Logan
Douglass, Thomas Logan an eminent Methodist Episcopal minister of the Virginia Conference, and afterwards of the Tennessee Conference, was born in Person County, N.C., July 8, 1781, entered the Virginia Conference on trial in 1801, traveled on important circuits and districts until 1813, was then transferred to the Tennessee Conference, and died near Franklin, Tenn., April 9, 1843. Mr. Douglass was eminently useful both as a preacher and presiding elder, and his influence was very great in the Conferences with which he was connected during more than thirty years. His sermons were pregnant with thought, and his appeals were full of pathos. Few preachers of his time had such command of their hearers. He was an excellent disciplinarian, and thoroughly versed in the history and economy of Methodism. "His piety was uniform and deep, his temper sweet," and his old age was bright and blessed. He was several times elected a delegate to the General Conference. — Minutes of Conferences, 3:457; Sprague, Annals, 7:352; Summers, Biographical Sketches, page 103.