Smith, Amos

Smith, Amos, a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born in Frederick County, Va., April 30; 1795, and professed conversion in 1811. He served as a soldier during the war of 1812, after which he studied in Asbury College, Baltimore. In 1820 he was admitted on trial into the Baltimore Conference, and thus commenced a long life of usefulness. He was ordained deacon Sept. 29, 1822, and elder April 10, 1825. In 1839 he was appointed to the office of presiding elder, but was compelled to resign, on account of ill health, in the winter of 1841-42. He became a member of the East Baltimore Conference upon its formation in 1857, and in 1863 was a superannuate, continuing, however, to preach frequently. He died Jan. 20, 1868. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1868, p. 29.

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