Robbins, Onesiphorus

Robbins, Onesiphorus, a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born in Harvard, Mass., Aug. 19, 1792. He was converted in South Carolina at the age of twenty- six, was licensed to preach in 1825, and in 1826 was received into the New England Conference. In 1841 the Providence Conference was set off, and he became one of its members. He continued in active service until 1850, when he was returned superannuated, and so continued until his death, which took place in Woodstock, Conn., April 9, 1872. Mr. Robbins was a man of retiring habits and slow of speech — a clear and strong thinker, and excelling as a pastor. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1873, p. 39.

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