Orvis, Samuel

Orvis, Samuel a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born at Denmark, Lewis County, N. Y., Dec. 5, 1813; was converted in 1829; commenced preaching in 1839; joined the Black River Conference in 1842, and died at Carthage, N. Y., Sept. 14, 1850. Mr. Orvis was one of the brightest ornaments of his conference. His sermons were digested, symmetrical, and powerful, his scholarship respectable and sound, and his ardor for study intense. His pastoral labors were full of affection and success, and all his efforts were by his fervent piety made very acceptable and useful. See Minutes of Conferences, 4:616; Black River Conf: Memorial, p. 280. (G. L. T.)

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