Lord, Isaiah a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Pharsalia, Chenango County, New York, July 16, 1834, was converted at the age of sixteen, and, joining the Methodist Episcopal Church, at once began to preach. In 1854, while employed as a teacher, his gentle bearing and godly admonitions led many to the cross and salvation. In 1855 he joined the Oneida Conference, and labored in the following places with acceptability and success: Summer Hill, Harford, Borodino, Smyrna, Union Valley, Amber, Freeville, East Homer, and Georgetown, where he died August 21,1870. "He was a man of stern integrity and sterling worth, fully committed to all the great moral enterprises of the day... His mission was lovingly and fearlessly executed. His piety was deep and real, and his death was but the beginning of everlasting life." — Conf. Minutes, 1871.