Smith, George (2)

Smith, George (2), a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born in Hampshire Co., Va., in 1810, but was removed in early life to Ohio. In 1830 he was licensed as a local preacher, and joined the Ohio Conference in 1833. He was ordained deacon in 1835 and elder in 1836, at the first session of the Detroit Conference. He served the Church thirty-five years, twenty-two as presiding elder, and died May 4, 1868. He was a member of the General Conference of 1844. He was a man of sound judgment, comprehensive views, and eminently earnest and practical as a preacher. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1868, p. 175.

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