Kilburn, David

Kilburn, David, a Methodist Episcopal minister, born at Gilsum, N. H., October 24, 1784, was converted when seventeen years old, licensed to preach in 1805, and, after three years' labor as a local preacher, was received into the New England Conference, and obtained his first appointment at Union, Me. His subsequent stations were Readfield. Me.; Stanstead, Canada; Danville, Barnard and White River, Needham, Boston, Portland, Me.; Wethersfield and Barre, Vt.; Providence, R. I.; Lowell, Lynn-Common, Bridgewater. North-west Bridgewater, Waltham, Barre, Ashburnham, South Royalston, Enfield, and Southampton. He travelled also the following districts as presiding elder: Portland District, Maine Conference; New Hampshire, Boston, Springfield, and Providence Districts, in the New England Conference. In 1851 he became superannuated, in 1852-53 effective, in 1854 supernumerary, in 1856 effective, in 1858 again supernumerary, and in 1859 he again became superannuated, in which relation he remained till the time of his death, July 13, 1865. Kilburn " was a man of great endurance, and constitutionally qualified for the immense labor he performed; of sound judgment, clear understanding, strong will; earnest and conscientious in the performance of duty. During his laborious ministry he sustained a high reputation and exerted a powerful influence . . . His prudent foresight, his comprehensive views, his knowledge of men, his almost intuitive perception of character, his urbanity, his high moral and Christian virtues, entitled him to an honorable social and official position in the Church which he so faithfully served."-Conf. Minutes, 1866, p. 56.

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