Landon, Seymour

Landon, Seymour a veteran Methodist Episcopal minister, was born May 3, 1798, at Grand Island, in Lake Champlain, N.Y. He was converted in 1815, and in 1818 joined the New York Conference. He served the following charges: Charlotte Circuit, Vermont; Ticonderoga Circuit, N.Y. (twice); St. Albans Circuit, Vermont; Chazy Circuit, N.Y.; Whitehall Circuit; Poultney, Vermont; Sandy Hill and Glens Falls, N.Y.; York Street, Brooklyn (twice); Lansingburgh, N.Y.; New York; Rhinebeck; Newburgh; Sugar Loaf; Hudson; Hempstead, L.I.; Sag Harbor; West Winsted, Connecticut; Grand Street, Brooklyn, L.I.; Greenpoint; Southport, Connecticut; Watertown, N.Y.; Mount Vernon; Astoria, L.I.; Amityville and New Bridge; Springfield; Orient. He was presiding elder of Hartford and Long Island districts. He died at Jamaica, L.I., July 29, 1880. His effective ministry closed at Orient when he was seventy-four years old, after an active ministerial career of fifty-five consecutive years. In 1852 and 1860 he was a delegate to the General Conference, and in 1856 and 1864 he was a reserve delegate. He was a man of excessive diffidence, with a conscientiousness and firmness equally marked. Of majestic figure and handsome face, his amiability of disposition and other personal qualities made him a welcome ornament in every circle of society. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1881, page 80.

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