Whitefield, Jg, Dd
Whitefield, J.G., D.D.
a minister of the Methodist Protestant Church, was born in Virginia, September 10, 1810. He was converted when seventeen years of age; in August 1829, was licensed to preach, and in the following September went to his first appointment. For nearly fifty years he was a faithful minister of the Gospel. He was elected to the General Conferences of 1842, '46, '50, '54, '58, '62, '66, and also of 1870 of which he was president. He was a member of the conventions of 1867 and 1877, when the dissevered Church was reunited. In 1874 he became a member of the North Carolina Conference, and represented that body in the union convention held in Baltimore in May 1877. He died August 28, 1879. See Founders of the M.P. Church, page 378.