Riggs, Adam S

Riggs, Adam S., a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, was born in Williamson County, Tenn., near Rigg's Cross Roads, June 6, 1816, and professed conversion June 19, 1836. He united with the Church on the 25th of the same month; was licensed to preach Sept. 21, 1839; was received on trial in the Tennessee Conference in 1839, and served as an itinerant preacher thirty-one years. After an illness of a little over three weeks, he died Oct. 29, 1870. Mr. Riggs was an able and judicious officer of the Church; a wise counsellor; modest, firm, and faithful. He was honored by his brethren, and was chosen several times as a delegate to the General Conference. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, M.E. Church, South, 1870, p. 586.

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