Sansom, James Green
Sansom, James Green, A minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born near Bedford, Bedford Co., Pa., May 13, 1794. So destitute was the place of educational and religious advantages, that Mr. Sansom did not hear a sermon nor enter a school house until his thirteenth year. His early religious training was received from his mother, a member of the Presbyterian Church. In his seventeenth year he was brought into association with the Methodists, in 1818 was licensed to preach, and in 1819 was received on trial in the Baltimore Conference. In 1824 he went to Uniontown, Pa., which was soon after included in the Pittsburgh Conference, and he became one of its members. From 1819 till his death he was an earnest and effective minister, eighteen years serving as presiding elder. He died in Brownsville, Pa., May 4, 1861. He was of a genial spirit, interesting as a preacher, wise as a counsellor. — Minutes of Annual Conf. 1862, p. 44.