Spencer, Robert O
Spencer, Robert O.
a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born in Columbia, Ohio, Feb. 10, 1806. He began to preach at the age of seventeen, and was admitted on trial into the Ohio Conference in 1824. He labored actively for thirty-four years, sixteen of them as presiding elder, when he was obliged, by reason of ill health, to retire. He died shortly after, Aug. 30, 1858. He was unaffectedly pious, diligent in study, grave and dignified in the pulpit. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1858, p. 298.