Holman, William

Holman, William A Methodist Episcopal minister, was born April 20, 1790, near Shelbyville, Ky., then in Virginia. He joined the Church in 1812; four years later he entered the Ohio Conference, and was appointed to Limestone Circuit. In 1821 he was sent to the Newport Circuit, and a year later was appointed to Frankfort, the capital of the state. Here he built up a fine society, and remained four years. He next went to Danville and Harrodsburg, where he labored with equal zeal and success. After serving Lexington, Russelville, and Mt. Stirling in succession, he was appointed to Louisville, where he succeeded in building the Brook Street Church. He remained in this city "from 1833 to the close of his ministry, except two years, serving all the churches either as pastor or presiding elder. During the war he separated his connection with the "M. E. Church South," and, espousing the Federal cause, "accepted a post-chaplaincy, to the arduous duties of which he addressed himself with a faithfulness that was really surprising-visiting hospitals, and administering to the sick and dying night and day." He died Aug. 1, 1867. — Redford, History of Methodism in Kentucky, 2, 374 sq.

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