Stamper, Jonathan, Dd
Stamper, Jonathan, D.D.
a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born in Madison County, Ky., April 27, 1791, and was converted at the age of nineteen. In 1811 he was employed on the Flemingsburgh Circuit as junior preacher, and in 1812 was admitted on trial into the Western Conference. In 1841 he was transferred to the Illinois Conference, returning to Kentucky in 1844, where he was agent for the Transylvania University. In 1848 he was transferred to the St. Louis Conference, and again returned to Kentucky in 1849. He was superannuated in 1850, and made Decatur, Ill., his home; but in 1858 he joined the Illinois Conference, and was stationed in his own town. In 1862 he was again superannuated, and continued in that relation until his death, Feb. 26, 1864. He was a great preacher, and one of the finest pulpit orators of his day. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1864, p. 191.