Stead, Henry, a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born in England, April 10, 1774, and came to the United States June 10, 1802. In 1804 he joined the New York Conference, and continued a member thereof until its division in 1832, when his lot fell in the Troy Conference. In 1834 he is found on the supernumerary list, where he remained till June 5, 1839, when he took an effective relation. He continued to preach regularly for three years, but in 1842 he was returned as supernumerary, passing to superannuated, and remaining such until his death, at Greenwich, Washington Co., N.Y., Oct. 18, 1854. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1855, p. 539.