Myers, Benjamin F
Myers, Benjamin F.
a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born in Chillicothe, Ohio, April 19, 1801. He was converted at the early age of nine years, and identified himself with the Methodists. In 1833 he was admitted into the Ohio Conference, and for ten years filled charges respectively in Wooster, Somerset, Cambridge, Newark, Granville, and Hebron. His health failing, he retired from ministerial life, and became judge of Licking County, Ohio. In 1850 he migrated to California, and in 1857 joined the California Conference, where for the next twelve years he was actively engaged in Christian work in Suttee County, Weaverville, Jackson, Coloma, Cacheville, Bodeya-Vallejo, Centreville, Woodbridge, and Linden. He was superannuated in 1869, and from that time until his death, which occurred in Stockton, California, July 18, 1874, gave himself to the work of re- examining the structures of the Christian Church against the attacks of infidelity and scientific research. See Minutes of Annual conferences, 1874, page 112.