Munsey, Thomas K
Munsey, Thomas K.
a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, was born in Giles County, Virginia, September 7, 1816. He was converted and joined the Church when eighteen years old, and had a strong desire to enter the ministry at once, but his education was so limited that he found it necessary to prepare himself for the great work. He spent one year in Emory and Henry college, and taught one year to pay his expenses. At the age of twenty-four he joined the Holstein Conference, and continued an acceptable member till his death. His first charge was the Rogersville Circuit, which contained twenty-eight appointments. His labors continued for six years, when failing health compelled him to seek rest. From this time he became a sufferer, but whenever sufficiently strong he was found laboring in the cause he loved so well. While he was on the Athens District in 1867 his health gave way entirely, and he was obliged to give up all work. He held a superannuated relation to the Conference till his death, which occurred July 4, 1872. See Minutes of Ann. Conferences of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1873.