Hamilton, Samuel

Hamilton, Samuel a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Monongahela Co., Va., Dec. 17, 1791 and removed to Ohio in 1806; was converted in 1812; entered the Ohio Conference in 1815; and died May 4, 1853. He was a pioneer of Western Methodism, and a widely known and excellent minister. As a preacher, presiding elder; and delegate to General Conference, he was in all respects "a workman that needed not to be ashamed." He was "shrewd, sarcastic, and eloquent," and his labors were abundantly successful among all classes of society. — Min. of Conferences, 5, 268; Wakeley, Heroes of Methodism, p. 337. (G. L. T.)

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