Pickett, John R

Pickett, John R.

a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. was born April 2, 1814, in Fairfield District. S.C., of godly parentage; was converted in 1831; called of God to the ministry, he began to preach October 1834, and in the following spring entered South Carolina Conference. He labored faithfully and acceptably for the Church until 1862, when an attack of paralysis obliged him to take a superannuate's relation. He died March 15, 1870. He was quick in perception, patient in study, strong in will, possessed great powers of analysis, and a lively imagination. In temper he was genial, hearty, self-possessed, iand confident. He had the simplicity of a child, both in and out of the pulpit. His manner in the pulpit was self- possessed and deliberate; but as he proceeded in his sermon, he generally warmed with his subject, and his voice assumed a depth and fulness of volume which was wonderful. See Annual Minutes of the Conferences of the Meth. Episc. Church, South, pages 420, 421.

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