Sawyer, Seymour B

Sawyer, Seymour B.

a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in North Carolina, Dec. 8, 1808. He was converted Oct. 1, 1821, under the ministry of the Cumberland Presbyterians, to which body he attached himself. In 1827 he was licensed to preach among them; but, dissenting from some of their doctrines, he returned his license, and removed to Mississippi, where he joined the Methodist Episcopal Church, and in 1830 was licensed as a local preacher. In 1832 he was admitted on trial in the traveling connection, and stationed in Montgomery. He filled with great acceptability and usefulness many of the most important charges, until his death, which occurred Sept. 23, 1843. Mr. Sawyer was a man of mild and gentle disposition. As a pastor, he was specially diligent and affectionate. His sermons were remarkable for their simplicity and spirituality. See Minutes of Conferences, 3, 593.

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