Turtle, John

Turtle, John a Wesleyan missionary, was born in the County of Suffolk, England, June 9,1793. He was converted in 1811, commenced to preach in 1815, at Thetford, and in 1817 he received his appointment for the Bahamas, W. I. His first circuit was Eleuthera; next, New Providence; and after that, successively, Turk's Island, Harbor Island, Abaco, Jamaica (1822), Abaco, Eieuthera, and Turk's Island, where he died, Aug. 16,1825. Mr. Turtle cut short his life by his indefatigable labors. He had natural abilities of a high order, and a spiritual life of beauty and consistency. See Wesleyan Meth. lag. 1828, p. 217; Wesleyan Minutes, 1826.

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