Webb, Daniel

Webb, Daniel a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born at Canterbury, Conn., April 13, 1778. He embraced religion in 1797, and immediately began his life work of preaching. He entered the New England Conference in his twentieth year, and labored on its many and vast circuits, with marvelous endurance and experience, until 1814; when the wide-spread distress occasioned by the war with Great Britain compelled him to locate, which he did at Newport. Here he opened a school, and for nine years performed the responsible duties of both schoolmaster and preacher in charge. In 1823 he rejoined the New England, Conference, and during the following eighteen years filled the most important charges in the Conference; published the Zion's Herald one year (1827); and was presiding elder for several years. In 1841 he superannuated; in 1843 he was transferred to the Providence Conference, and was stationed first at Little Compton, and then at Barnstabe, where by various arrangements by his highly cultured-and appreciative audience he was continued six years consecutively. Here he died, March 19, 1867, one of the most noted Methodists of his time, having spent more years in the active work than any other preacher in the annals of Methodism. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1867, p. 101.

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