Still, Abraham

Still, Abraham, a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born in Buncombe County, N.C., Aug. 25, 1796. He united with the Church at the age of seventeen, and was licensed to preach in 1817. He was ordained deacon in November, 1821, and elder in October 1825. He traveled in Virginia and Tennessee until 1838, when he was transferred to Missouri. At the division of the Church in 1844 he adhered to the Church North, and traveled for six years over the Hannibal and Platte districts. In 1850 the Missouri Conference sent him as missionary to the Shawnee Indians, among whom he labored until the mission was discontinued. The first appointments to Kansas were made (1855) by the Missouri Conference, and Mr. Still was made presiding elder, which office he continued to hold after the Kansas and Nebraska Conference was organized in May, 1856. In 1860 he was made a superannuate, but became effective in 1863, and again took a superannuated relation. He died Dec. 31, 1867. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1868. p. 72.

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