Stover, Ensign

Stover, Ensign, a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born at Pittstown, N.Y., May 15, 1815, and professed conversion Nov. 16, 1831. In 1837 he went to Ohio and engaged in business, but in 1838 became a local preacher he joined the Troy Conference in 1839, and labored in it without intermission for over thirty years his appointments were, Dalton, Mass.; Bennington, Vt.; Brunswick, Peterburgh Argyle, Plattsburgh, Union Village, Cohoes, Waterford, N.Y.; Cambridge twice; two churches in Albany, two in Troy, and two in West Troy. In almost every appointment Mr. Stover labored the full constitutional term. Successful revivals constituted the rule wherever he was stationed, and in a majority of the above-named appointments converts were counted by the hundred. In 1871 he was superannuated, and settled in Saratoga; but he died soon after of typhoid pneumonia. Mr. Stover was a very able and successful minister. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1872, p. 42.

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