Williams, Thomas, Dd
Williams, Thomas, D.D.
a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in the city of Durham, England, July 6,1811. He was converted in 1835 graduated at Hoxton in 1840, joined the British Wesleyan Conference and was appointed to Glasgow. Three years later he removed to Edinburgh, where he formed a close friendship with the famous Dr. Chalmers, and from thence he removed to the Stockport North Circuit, where he published his Defense of the British Wesleyan Conference against the Fly-sheets Vindicated. In 1849 lie was appointed to the Leeds First Circuit, where he published his Address to the Methodist societies. In 1852 he was appointed to City Road, London (First Circuit); and in 1854 emigrated to America, joined the Rock River Conference, and .was stationed at Indiana Street Church, Chicago, where he continued three years. Mr. Williams was 'transferred in 1858 to the Missouri Conference, and was appointed pastor of Ebenezer Church, St. Louis. On the death of the president of the University of Missouri, at Jefferson City, Mr. Williams was elected to fill the vacancy. Failing health in 1861 caused him to travel East for its restoration. He stopped at Saratoga, and there died the same year. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1862, p. 5.