Wright, John Flavel, Dd
Wright, John Flavel, D.D.
a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in North Carolina, July 30, 1795, and passed his early years in the northern part of that state. He was converted in 1813, and soon after began to feel it his duty to become a preacher of the Gospel. He was licensed to exhort in August, 1814, and assisted for some months in the work of a large circuit. He was admitted on trial in the Virginia Conference at Lynchburg, Feb. 20, 1815, and appointed successively to Hanover, Black River, Guilford, Princess Ann, and Newbern circuits, and Raleigh station. In 1821 he was transferred to the Ohio Conference, and appointed to Lebanon Circuit. He was next appointed to Cincinnati, then to Madison, Ind., and in 1824 to Chillicothe, O., where three hundred and sixty-five were added to the Church, and more than that number converted. In 1827 he was stationed a second time at Cincinnati, and in 1829 became presiding elder of the Lebanon District. In 1832 he was elected book-agent at Cincinnati, and fulfilled the duties of that office for twelve years in succession. In 1844 he lacked but a few votes of an election to the episcopacy. From that time until 1861 he received various appointments in Ohio. He was chaplain of the First Kentucky Regiment during the Rebellion, and near the close of the war became chaplain to the military hospitals of Cincinnati. "He again entered the conference work when the hospitals were closed, and continued in that field until 1877, when he retired. He died Sept. 13, 1879. See Minutes of Cincinnati Conference, 1880, p. 86. Wright, Samuel, D.D., an eminent English Disseniter, was born at Retford, Nottinghamshire, Jan.3,1683. He was pastor at Blackfriars, London, from 1707 to 1734, when he removed to a meeting-house in Carter Lane, Southwark, and died April 3, 1746. He published, A Little Treatise of Being Born Again (1715): — Treatise on the Religious Observance of the Lord's Day (3d ed. 1726): --Human Virtues: or, Rules to Live Soberly (1730): — Deceitfulness of Sin (1731): — and other works. See Allibone, Dict. of Brit and Amer. Authors, s.v.