Fillmore, Glezen, Dd
Fillmore, Glezen, D.D.
a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Bennington, Vermont, December 22, 1789. He received license to preach in 1809, spent the following years as a local preacher, and in 1818 entered the Genesee Conference and was appointed to Buffalo and Black Rock. There were then about fifteen hundred inhabitants in Buffalo, and no church edifice. He leased a lot on what is now Franklin Street, forty-eight days later had on it a house of worship, and two years later reported eighty-two members. His next appointment was to the presiding eldership of Erie District, which stretched from Lake Ontario to Meadville, Pennsylvania, and on which his labors were extremely severe and his support exceedingly meagre. In 1830 and 1831 he was pastor of the first and only Methodist Episcopal Church in Rochester. A camp-meeting held in Henrietta had such an effect upon Rochester that nine hundred people professed conversion. The last four years of his active ministry were spent as presiding elder of Buffalo District. In that city, as pastor and presiding elder, he labored twenty-one years. He belonged to the Genesee Conference fifty-four years, and to the Western New York two years, during the; last fifteen holilinga superannuated relation. He took an active part in the establishment of the Genesee Wesleyan Seminiary, Lima, N.Y., and was chosen four times as a delegate to the General Conference. He died in Clarence, January 26, 1875. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1875, page 158; Simpson, Cyclop. of Methodism; Stevens, Hist. of the M.E. Church, 4:268.