Slade, John, a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born on Beech Branch, Beaufort District, S.C., April 7, 1790. He joined the Church when about thirty years of age, and was licensed to preach in 1822. In 1823 he was admitted on trial in the South Carolina Conference, and was received in full connection in 1825. In 1828 he was ordained elder but his health having been impaired by excessive labors and exposure, he was made superamnuated. In 1830 he was located, and held this relation until 1845, When upon the organization of the Florida Conference he was readmitted into the travelling connection. He continued his ministerial labors until he was stricken with paralysis, which in a few days resulted in death, June 25, 1854. Mr. Slade possessed an intellect of high order, and was endowed with great courage, both physical and moral. He was distinguished for his humility, his self denial, his devotedness to Christ, and his fidelity to all his Christian obligations. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 7, 682.