Purner, John Milton
Purner, John Milton a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born in Cecil County, Md., March 31, 1833. He was converted at Elkton, Md., in 1854, and was for some time engaged in business at Oxford, Pa. In 1858 he felt called to preach, and was made assistant pastor on Lewistown Circuit. In the following year he joined the Philadelphia Conference, and was made junior preacher on Laurel Circuit, Del., in 1859, and on Church Creek Circuit, Md., in 1860. In 1861 and 1862 he was in charge on Aries Circuit, Md. In 1863 and 1864 he was in charge on Sharptown Circuit, Md., and in 1865 was appointed junior preacher on Princess Anne Circuit, Md., and at the same time attended the Biblical Institute, Concord, N. H. In 1866 he was in charge of Atlantic Circuit,Va., and in 1867 he preached in Accomac Circuit for a short time, whence he was removed by the presiding elder and appointed in charge of Princess Anne Circuit, Md. There he closed his labor and his life in September, 1867. See Minutes of Conferences, 1867.