Small, Samuel M

Small, Samuel M., a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born a slave in Maryland about 1803. He was converted when twenty-six, and in 1836 was taken to New Orleans, where, in 1850, he was licensed to preach by the Rev. (now bishop) N.H. M'Tyeire, of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. During the war he was removed to Alabama, but returned to New Orleans when peace was restored. He was sent by the Rev. J.P. Newman as a missionary among the freedmen, and upon the organization of the Louisiana Conference in 1865 was admitted on trial. In 1871 he was granted a superannuated relation, and settled in East Feliciana Parish, where he died, Oct. 12, 1873. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1873, p. 16; Simpson, Cyclop. of Methodism, s.v.

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