Paddock, James H

Paddock, James H.

a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born in Sussex Co., N.J., Aug. 28, 1839. We are unable to gather any authentic information concerning his early life. In 1859 he experienced religion, and joined the Methodist Protestant Church. His conversion was remarkable. He immediately began to exhort sinners to repentance; and success attended his efforts, attracting. the attention of the Church. He was soon licensed to preach, and entered the travelling connection of that Church. He labored on Albany, Canaan, Sterling, and Auburn circuits, serving each charge with acceptability. In 1872 he joined the Wyoming Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and was stationed at Stoddardsville, a laborious circuit full of care. But he did his work well. In 1873 he was stationed at Newport, but he did not live to see the end of his conference year. He died March 30, 1874, from the effect of an accidental pistol-shot. J. H. Paddock was a kind, companionable, and good Christian minister. See Minutes of Annual Conferences; 1874.

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