Mcgaughey, William G

Mcgaughey, William G., a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, was born in Davidson County, Tenn., Jan. 12, 1812; was converted in 1833; was licensed to exhort at Holly Springs, Miss., about 1843; and shortly after received license to preach, and accomplished much good for the Church in this capacity. He was also for several years agent for the American Bible Society. In 1847 he was ordained deacon by bishop Soule; elder by bishop Andrew in 1852; in 1855 was admitted into Louisiana Conference, and appointed to Swan Lake and Pecan Grove; to Lake Providence in 1.858 Carroll Circuit in 1859; Tensas and Elizabeth Chapel in 1861; Tensas Mission in 1863; Wesley, Tensas, and Jordan Chapel in 1864; Tensas District in 1865; Lake Providence District in 1867; Carroll Circuit in 1870; and in 1871 Lake Providence. He died Jan. 26, 1872. Mr. McGaughey was a devoted Christian and an able minister, much esteemed by all who knew him. — Conference Minutes of the M. C. Church South, 1872, s.v.

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