Saunders, William T

Saunders, William T.

a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born, of Roman Catholic parents, in Dublin, Aug. 16, 1836. In his sixteenth year he emigrated to America, landing at New Orleans, April 13, 1852. In Sept., 1853, he was converted at a camp meeting, and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church. He spent one term at Meadville College, but for five vears after led an unsettled life. In 1859 he was admitted on trial in the Southeastern Indiana Conference and appointed to Vernon Circuit. He also served at New Washington; Patriot Circuit; Belleview; as chaplain of the Eighty-third Indiana Volunteers; Roberts and Trinity churches, Madison; Vevay; and Rising Sun. He continued to fill his pulpit until within four weeks of his death, which took place July 29, 1871. Mr. Saunders was a man of diligent study, careful preparation for the pulpit, faithful as a pastor, while his piety was of the healthy, fruit bearing kind. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1871, p. 184.

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