Vincent, John A
Vincent, John A.
a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, was born in Maury County, Tenn., Sept. 24, 1811. He received a careful religious training; experienced religion in his fourteenth year; was licensed to preach in 1837, and united with the Memphis Conference in 1838. He continued laboriously and with fidelity until 1855, when failing health necessitated his relinquishing active work, and he located. In 1865 he again entered the effective ranks, and in them continued until his death, in 1866. Mr. Vincent possessed an untarnished character, considerable ability as a preacher, and was highly respected. See Minutes of Annual Conferences of the M. E. Church, South, 1866, p. 52.