Orman, Samuel L
Orman, Samuel L., a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, was born in Williamson County, Tenn., March 22, 1838. He was converted Oct. 7. 1858, joined the Church in 1859, and was licensed to preach the year following; but his mother being a widow, and he the only son at home, he believed it to be his duty to remain with her, and did not join Conference until October, 1866, though he was employed one year on the Savannah Circuit, beginning October, 1862, and one year on the Russellville Circuit, commencing in the autumn of 1865. After his admission into the Tennessee Conference, he filled successively the Moulton and Smithville circuits, and the Trinity Station. While at the latter charge his health failed, and he was the next year made supernumerary to the Elm Street Church, in Nashville; recovering his strength somewhat, he was stationed in Springfield at the session of the Conference held in 1870; but his health soon failed him here, and he died Dec. 25, 1871. He was greatly beloved by all who knew him. — He was intelligent, prudent, amiable, good. See Dr. J. B. McFerrin, in Nashville Christian Advocate, Jan. 27, 1872; Minutes of the Meth. Episc. Church, South, 1872, p. 717.