Lindsay, John (2)

Lindsay, John (2), a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born at Lynn, Massachusetts, July 18, 1788; was converted in 1807; entered the New England Conference in 1809; was agent for the Wesleyan University in 1835-6; in 1837 was transferred to the New York Conference, and made presiding elder on New Haven District; next he filled two stations in New York City; in 1842 he was agent for the American Bible Society; was transferred in 1845 to the Troy Conference; was appointed to the Albany District in 1846; and died at Schenectady February 10, 1850. Mr. Lindsay was an impressive and successful preacher, and a man of noble benevolence. He was very active in the founding of the Wesleyan Academy at Wilbraham, and the Wesleyan University. — Minutes of Conf. 4:460; Stevens, Memorials of Methodism, volume 2, chapter 41. (G.L.T.)

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