Smith, Gad, a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Goshen, Litchfield Co., Conn., in 1788; converted in 1807; approved of as an exhorter in 1810; licensed as a local preacher in 1811; received into the itinerancy on trial in June, 1812, and into full connection in 1814, and was stationed as follows: Middletown Circuit; Litchfield Circuit, 1812; New Haven, 1813-14; Hotchkissville, 1815. He died Sept. 24, 1817. He was a man of deep piety, good natural and acquired abilities, and sound and acceptable preaching talents. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1, 309; Stevens, Hist. of the M.E. Church, 4, 324; Bangs, Hist. of the M.E. Church, 3, 79.