Smith, Henry (2)
Smith, Henry (2), a veteran minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born near Frederick City, Md., April 23, 1769. He was admitted into the Church as a seeker of religion in 1790, and soon after experienced a change of heart. In August, 1793, he was licensed to preach, and in the following October was admitted on trial into the conference held in Baltimore. For about ten years he labored in Western Virginia, Kentucky, and the Northwest, in the face of dangers, loss, and extreme hardships. Mr.. Smith was actively employedl in the work of a travelling preacher forty-two years. In 1835 he took a superannuated relation, and settled in Hookstown, Baltimore Co., Md., where he continued to reside until his death, Dec. 7, 1862. Mr. Smith published an autobiography, An Old Itinerant Preacher (New York, 12mo). See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1863, p. 17.