Smith, James C
Smith, James C., a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born in New Liberty, Lycoming Co., Pa., Aug. 31, 1824, and was converted at the age of nine. He was admitted into the Iowa Conference in 1846 (or 1847), and was transferred to the Missouri Conference in May, 1858. After serving in Jefferson City and St. Louis, he was appointed presiding elder of the Kansas City District. Persecuted in the war, he escaped with his family into Iowa, where he continued until the next session of the conference, when he was placed in charge of the St. Louis District. In 1865 he took a supernumerary relation, and died May 8, 1866. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1866, p. 264..