Leigh, Hezekiah G
Leigh, Hezekiah G.
D.D., an eminent minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, was born in Perquimas County, N. C., Nov. 23, 1795, was converted in 1817, joined the Virginia Conference in 1818, was set off with the N. C. Conference in 1836, was a delegate to every General Conference from 1824 to his death, and died in Mecklenburg Co., Va., Sept. 18, 1853. He was also a mermbler of the Louisville Convention at the organization of the M. E. Church South, and as one of the founders and first agents of Randolph Macon College, and one of the organizing committee of Greensboro' Female College, N. C., he rendered long and very important service to the cause of education in the Church. He received a good academical education while young, and throughout his life was a diligent general student. Most of his ministry was spent in the office of presiding elder in Virginia and N. Carolina. His character was noble and attractive, and his mind full of lofty ardor for the welfare of Christianity. His influence was wide and controlling for many years. He was an earnest and useful minister of the Gospel, and will long be remembered in the Carolinas. — Summers's Biograph. Sketches, p. 165. (G. L. T.)