Smith, Fieldon M
Smith, Fieldon M., a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born near Hodginville, Hardin Co., Ky., June 16, 1833, but removed to Warren Co., Ill., with his father in 1840. He joined the Church Jan. 5, 1851, and was licensed to preach in the conference year 1853-54. He was received on trial by the Rock River Conference in September, 1854, and was ordained deacon at the first session of the Central Illinois Conference in 1856, and elder in 1858. He was superannuated in 1862, but became effective in 1864, and so continued until his death, in Avon, Ill., Dec. 20, 1868. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1868, p. 285.