Watters, Nicholas

Watters, Nicholas a Methodist Episcopal minister, and brother of William Watters, was born in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, November 20, 1739. He entered the travelling connection about the year 1773, and was appointed as follows: Kent, Maryland, 1776; Hanover, 1777-78; Union, S.C., 1794; Seleuda, 1799; Harford, Maryland, 1800; Winchester, Virginia, 1801; Lancaster, 1802; Broad River, Georgia, 1803; Charleston, S.C., 1804, where he died in peace and triumph August 10, 1804. Bennet Kendrick, his colleague in the ministry, reported to the South Carolina Conference that Nicholas Watters was peculiarly attentive in visiting the sick, and would not let a favorable opportunity slip. He exercised a great degree of humanity in his Christian and ministerial duties. His last words were, "I am not afraid to die, thanks be to God!" See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1805, page 126; Bangs, Hist. of the M.E. Church, 2:174; Stevens, Hist. of the M.E. Church, 2:21; 3:393; 4:240-241.

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