Stillman, Stephen L

Stillman, Stephen L., a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church , was born April 15, 1795, at Burlington, Conn. He made a profession of religion at the age of twelve; but did not openly profess Christ until six years after, when he joined the Baptist Church. He united with the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1817, and was licensed as a local preacher, Feb. 5, 1822. He was received on trial into the New York Conference in 1823, ordained deacon in 1826, and elder in 1828. In 1841 he was transferred to the Troy Conference, and filled important stations until 1854, when he was left, at his own request, because of failing health, without an appointment. He settled in Bethlehem, near Albany, and in the following year was appointed chaplain of the Albany Bethel for Sailors and Boatmen. In 1856 he again took an effective relation, and continued to receive appointments until, in 1865, he became supernumerary, and in 1866 superannuated, but with an appointment to Washington Avenue (afterwards Trinity), which he held at the time of his death, April 2, 1869. His best monument is the unwritten labor of his life. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1869, p. 116.

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