Martindale, Stephen

Martindale, Stephen a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born in Maryland in 1788, and entered the itinerant ministry in 1808. He continued in active service for fifty-three years, filling the most important appointments in the Philadelphia and New York conferences. For twenty years he held the office of presiding elder on the Rhinebeck, Long Island, Prattsville, New York, and Poughkeepsie districts. In all these posts his fidelity, prudence, and capacity were amply shown; and through his long term of ministerial service he maintained an unblemished and even exalted reputation. He was elected to nearly every General Conference between 1820 and 1856. He died at Tarrytown, N. Y., May 23, 1860. See Smith, Memorials N. Y. and N. Y. East Conf. p. 127.

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