Levings, Noah Dd
Levings, Noah D.D.
an eminent Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Cheshire County, N. H., Sept. 29, 1796, and early removed to Trov, N. Y.; was converted about 1812; entered the New York Conference in 1818; was stationed at New York in 1827-8; at Brooklyn in 1829-30, at New Haven in 1831-2; at Albany in 1833, on Troy District in 1838, in 1843 at Vestry Street, New York; in 1844 was finally elected financial secretary of the American Bible Society. He died at Cincinnati Jan. 9, 1849. In early life his advantages for education were limited, but the vigor of his mind and untiring effort bore him above all obstacles, and he became one of the most popular and useful ministers of his time. During his eighteen pastoral appointments, Dr. Levings is said to have "preached nearly 4000 sermons, delivered 65 addresses and orations, and to have traveled over no less than 36,500 miles. He also delivered 275 addresses for the American Bible Society." He was an earnest and accomplished minister; many souls were converted under his labors; and as a platform speaker he had few equals amongst the ministry of his age. — Conf. Min. 4:327; Meth. Qu. Rev. 1849, p. 515.