Hunter, William

Hunter, William a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in the County of Tyrone, Ireland, May 10, 1710. When about twenty-four years old he was converted, and joined the Wesleyan Methodist Society, and shortly after his connection with the Church began to preach. He became personally acquainted with Mr. Wesley, and felt so drawn towards him that he decided to accompany him from place to place, to profit by the godly life of the founder of Methodism. In May 1790, he immigrated to this country, and settled in Delaware. He was admitted on trial in the traveling connection in 1793, was ordained deacon in 1794, and in 1796 an elder. He successively traveled Chester, Bristol, Dover, Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne's, Strasburg, Dauphin, and Lancaster circuits. For two years he labored as a missionary in Pennsylvania, and during four years he presided on the Schuylkill District. In 1814 he was returned superannuated, but in 1816 he again resumed his labors. In 1819 he was returned supernumerary, and from 1822 to 1827 continued, and so remained, till his I death at Coventry, Pa., Sept. 27, 1833. In the various appointments he filled in the Church "he was acceptable and useful as a preacher, and discharged the duties of his vocation with simplicity and fidelity." — Minutes of Conf.

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