Vinton, Robert Spencer
Vinton, Robert Spencer a Methodist Episcopal minister, was first employed in pastoral work in 1817; joined the Baltimore Conference in 1818; was ordained deacon in 1820, and elder in 1822; in 1868 was supernumerated, and in 1869 superannuated. During the war president Lincoln commissioned him as chaplain in the United States army, and charged him with the religious watch-care of the military hospitals of Baltimore. He died of paralysis, July 31, 1870. Mr. Vinton was devoted, energetic, of spotless reputation, and successful as a minister. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1871, p. 19.