Vernon, J W M
Vernon, J. W. M.
a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Indiana, Dec. 7, 1819. He was left to the care of his widowed mother at the age of six; embraced religion when very young; received license to preach in 1851; and was admitted to the Illinois Conference and appointed to Carmi Circuit. In 1856 he was transferred to the West Wisconsin Conference, and appointed to Portage City Mission. After serving this Conference in several localities, he, in 1861, was transferred back to the Illinois Conference. His last charge was Augusta Circuit, where he died, Feb. 13,1863. Mr. Vernon was a superior preacher; manly, agreeable, diligent, devout. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1863, p.230.