Scholefield, Arnold a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Nova Scotia; united himself with the Methodist Episcopal Church while quite a youth; was admitted on trial in May, 1810, from which time he traveled and labored in the work of the ministry with great acceptance and usefulness until his health failed in 1828. In 1832 he was again reported effective, and appointed to travel on Troy district, but had not traveled long before he was again rendered ineffective by paralysis, and died in 1837. He was an able and laborious minister of the Gospel, and very ardent in his religious feelings. His sermons were characterized by a peculiar richness and pleasing variety, and were usually delivered with much pathos. See Minutes of Conferences, 2, 495; Bangs, Hist. of the M. E. Church, 3, 252.