Houghtaling, J B
Houghtaling, J. B.
A Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Northeast, Dutchess Co., N.Y., Oct. 9, 1797; studied law for five years, from 1813; was converted about 1817, and entered the itinerant ministry in 1828. He was appointed agent of the Troy Conference Academy in 1835, and, on account of poor health, took a supernumerary relation in 1847, which he retained until his death in 1856 or 7. He was a very useful preacher and an excellent pastor. His business abilities were fine, and he was for many years secretary of the Troy Conference, and twice assistant secretary of the General Conference. Minutes of Conferences, 6, 353. (G. L. T.)