Richardson, Marvin, Dd
Richardson, Marvin, D.D., a prominent Methodist minister, was born in Stephentown, Rensselaer Co., N.Y., June 10, 1789, but went, with his parents, in early youth to Brooklyn. He professed conversion in May, 1806, and united with the Sands Street Methodist Episcopal Church in that city. On Oct. 1, 1808, he was appointed to fill a vacancy on Croton Circuit, and was admitted into the New York Conference in 1809, of which he continued to be a member for sixty-seven years. He received his regular appointment as an effective minister forty-two consecutive years. He was a member of eight successive General Conferences 1820-52. Mr. Richardson in his early ministry endured the hardship, deprivation, and toil of pioneer life. The record of his life is one of early and deep religious experience, of consistent piety, of ardent love to God and the Church, of a successful ministry, and at the close a record of patient waiting and holy triumph. His last words were, "I have no fear." He died at Poughkeepsie, N.Y., June 14, 1876. See Minutes of Annual Conferences M.E. Church, 1877, p. 41.