Pierce, Gershorm

Pierce, Gershorm a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born in the closing quarter of the last century. He was converted about 1800, and called of God to the work of the sacred ministry joined the Methodist Episcopal Church, and entered in 1803 the New York Conference. His first appointment was at Plattsburgh. In 1804 he preached at Fletcher; 1805, Niagara; 1806, Oswegatchie; 1807. Dunham; 1808, Saratoga; 1809-10, Granville; 1811, Thurman; 1812, Grand Isle; 1813-14, Cambridge; 1815- 16, Montgomery; 1817-18, Sharon; 1819, Albany; 1820, Coevmans; 1821- 22, Chatham; 1823-24, Granville; 1825-26, Pittsfield; 1827, Burlington; 1828-29, Redding; 1830-31, Hempstead and Huntington. At the Conference of 1832 he became superannuated, and continued in that relation to the period of his death. Mr. Pierce was a man of much more than ordinary ability. His intellect, in force and habit is best described by the expression "long-headed." He was a devout manm at times a most powerful preacher. His sermons, weighty with thought, fervid with feeling, and in power of the Holy Spirit, made a deep and abiding impression. He died in much peace at Milan, Ohio, March 23, 1865. See Smith, Sacred Memories, page 288 sq.

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