Reid, Numa Fletcher, Dd
Reid, Numa Fletcher, D.D.
a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church South, son of Reverend James Reid, was born in Rockingham County, N.C., July 3, 1825. He was a boy of remarkable and unyielding integrity and filial affection; was educated at Emory and Henry College; began school-teaching in his eighteenth year at Thompsonville; in 1846 opened an academy at Wentworth, where he labored with great success for five years. He was licensed to preach in 1847, and travelled Wentworth Circuit two years as supply, and in 1851 entered the North Carolina Conference. His fields of labor were: 1852-53, Tar River Circuit; 1854, Front Street, Wilmington; 1855-56, Raleigh Station; 1857, Greensboro' Station; 1858-59, presiding elder of Salisbury District; 1860-63, of Greensboro' District; 1864-67, of Raleigh District; 1868-71, of Greensboro' District; and in 1872 was again sent to Raleigh District, but ill health led him to exchange for, work or Greensboro' District, where he died, June 14, 1873. Dr. Reid was four times elected to the General Conference, and three times headed the list of delegates. In all the relations of life he was a model man. He was learned, logical, solicitous, and eminently successful. See Minutes of Annual Conferences of the M.E. Church South, 1873, page 805.