Richardson, John P

Richardson, John P., a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, was born in Virginia. 1829, and was admitted into the Memphis Conference in 1848 or 1849. After five or six years his health failed: he located, studied medicine, and graduated as a physician. He was readmitted into the Mississippi Conference in 1860, and after a year's successful labor volunteered as a soldier in the Confederate army, receiving the appointment of chaplain. At the fall of Fort Donaldson, he was taken prisoner and carried to Camp Chase, Ohio, where he died, March 4, 1862. Mr. Richardson was a superior preacher, a close and indefatigable minister, and active and zealous as a Christian. See Minutes of Annual Conf. M.E. Church, South, 1862, p. 384.

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