Was born in North Hoosick, Renssalaer Co., N.Y., April 7th, 1828. He was converted when he was fifteen, and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church. He graduated at the Biblical Institute Concord, N.H., in the class of 1852. He then joined the Providence Conference.
In January, 1865, he went into the army as Chaplain of the 5th. Regt. Artillery, Rhode Island Volunteers. He was prisoner of war six months. He returned in 1865, and has since been a member of the Detroit, Wisconsin & Michigan Conferences.
He has been a successful Pastor and Presiding Elder. He writes: “I am a lover of the Methodist Episcopal Church, which has been to me a mother and Savior. My religious hopes are bright, and, knowing that here along, I must go to join the Great Army of the majority, I contemplate that event without dismay or concern”.
– Biography by Ralph Lane Lawrence, 1952