Valentine, Jesse M
Valentine, Jesse M.
a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. His early life is unknown. He was transferred from the Tennessee to the Florida Conference in 1850, and served faithfully about one year, when failing health necessitated his superannuation. He then studied medicine, and became quite successful in its practice. He entered the army of the Confederates some time in 1861 and was soon after taken sick, and died at Gainesville, Florida, in 1862. Mr. Valentine was a graduate of West Point, a fine scholar, characterized by strong, logical reasoning powers, and pure language as a preacher, and as a pulpit orator was surpassed b few. See Minutes of Annual Conferences of M. E. Church, South (1862), p. 410.