Harrison, John Christian, Dd

Harrison, John Christian, D.D.

a Methodist Episcopal minister, son of Reverend Samuel Harrison of the South Carolina Conference, was born in Mecklenburg County, N.C., October 1, 1809. In 1819, with his parents, he removed to Kentucky, in 1827 was converted, became a class-leader in 1828, an exhorter in 1829, a local preacher in 1830, and later in the same year united with the Kentucky Conference. His first field of labor was Rock Castle Circuit, where he remained two years. He afterwards filled the best appointments in the conference, was presiding elder twenty-one years, occupied a seat in seven general conferences, and finally died, March 11, 1878. Mr. Harrison was a wise counsellor; had a clear, logical mind; was always affable, kind, reliable, and pure-minded. and full of faith and good works. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1878, 1:24.

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