|The subject of this sketch was born in St. Mary Parish, La.
He was converted at the age of twelve years and joined the Methodist Church.
Feeling that he was called to preach the Gospel, he joined the Louisiana Conference on trial 1871 at New Orleans. Bishop E. S. Janes presiding. Was ordained Deacon, December 17, 1871 in same with class S. Priestly, Austin Kennedy, Wade Hampton and ten others, all of whom had preached him to Eternal World. He was admitted into full connection Jan. 9, /74 and was ordained and Elder Jan. 11, ’74 by Bishop Merrill.
He served the following churches: Jeanerette ‘71-74, Camp Parapet ’75-76, LaHarpe ’77-78, Algiers 1879, La Teche 1880, Glencoe ’81, Coushatta ’82-83, State Line ’84, Slidell ’85, Allen ’86, Fairfield ’87-88, Booneville ’89-90, Washington P. E. ’97-98. After having served as Presiding Elder for two years, on January 1, 1898, he fell asleep in Jesus. He leaves a wife, an aged mother and several children.
“We shall meet in Zion’s City
When our labor here is done,
Just beyond the unseen river,
Which we are crossing one by one.”
|Source: Journal Louisiana Conference Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1898.|