Smith, William (7)

Smith, William (7), a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Niagara, Upper Canada, March 26, 1802, was converted when about twenty years of age, joined the Methodist Episcopal Church in Canada, and prepared himself for the ministry in Cazenovia (N.Y.) Seminary. He was admitted to the Canada Conference in 1827, which he served with fidelity and acceptance during a period of eight years, filling such responsible stations as Brockville, Kingston, and Toronto. In 1835 he removed to New England, and in 1836 was received into the New England Conference, and preached successively at Williamsburg, Westfield, Charlestown, Lynn, Wood End, and Church Street, Boston, where he died, March 30, 1843. He was a good man, and benevolence, faithfulness, and conscientiousness were among the traits of his character. In doing the work of a pastor he shone preeminently bright. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 3, 450.

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