Rich, John, a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, was born in Davie County, N.C., Oct. 10, 1815. His conversion took place in 1837, he was licensed to preach in 1839, and was received into the North Carolina Conference in 1840. During the succeeding ten years of his laborious and useful life he filled many of the most important appointments in the conference with great acceptability. At the conference of 1850 he was superannuated, and on Oct. 25, 1851, he died. His distinguishing traits were clearness and penetration of thought, childlike simplicity, and unaffected piety. See Minutes of Annual Conf. M.E. Church, South, 1851, p. 345.