Hunt, Aaron

Hunt, Aaron an early Methodist Episcopal minister, was born of Episcopal parents at Eastchester, N. Y., March 28, 1768, and emigrated to New York City at seventeen. Here he was converted in 1789, and licensed to preach in 1790. He was first employed as assistant to Dr. Wm. Phoebus on the Long Island Circuit. In 1791 he entered the New York Conference, and was sent to Fairfield Circuit. In a few years his labors were extended all through the state of Connecticut, on the east as well as on the west side of the river by that name, and into adjoining states, exploring new ground, and contending with opposition and difficulties common to Methodist ministers of those times. After this we find him laboring on various circuits in the state and city of New York, having charge of the whole work in that great city. He was sixty-seven years in the ministry, thirty-seven of which he was an effective laborer in the regular itinerant work; and whether located, supernumerary, or superannuated, he continued to labor and preach as he had opportunity, and health would permit, until March, 1855. He died at Sharon, Conn., April 25, 1858. See Minutes of Conferences, 7, 158; Stevens, Memorials of Methodism.

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