Sands, Elisha, A minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born in the city of New York, 1830, and was converted under the ministry of R.S. Foster. He entered the New York East Conference, and labored in Orient, Greenport, Brooklyn (York and Warren streets), Jamaica, and Patchogue. By diligent study and natural gifts, he became an eloquent, impressive, and useful minister. He died in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1868. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1869, p. 93.