History of Methodism in Tennessee; 1804 To 1818

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General Books LLC, 2010 - 208 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1872 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV. Conference at Liberty Hill, 1808--Bishops Asbury and McKendree present--A prosperous year--Finances low--Session at Cincinnati, 1809--Dr. McAnally's remarks--Jacob Young's account--Thomas and Matthew Nelson--Methodism in Bedford county--Salem--Bellbuckle--Norvel, Cage, and others--Soldier's meeting--Garrison Fork Fort--John Bowman--Lewis Anderson--John Lewis--Richard Richards--William B. Elgin--Methodist Protestants--John Johnson--Isaac Lindsey, Sr.--Sumner county Court--Isaac Lindsey, Jr.--His murder--Carroll's execution--William Young--John Manley--Charles Holliday--Samuel H. Thompson--William Winans--Numbers in Society. The Conference for 1809 convened at Liberty Hill, Tennessee, October 1,1808. It has already been stated that Liberty Hill was near the residence of the Hon. and Rev. Green Hill, situated about twelve miles south of Nashville, in Williamson county. The farm is now the property of Colonel Hill, the grandson of the venerable pioneer. "Liberty" has been an important church--long in the Nashville Circuit--for more than sixty years. There was also, in olden times, a camp-ground on the consecrated hill, where hundreds of souls were/" brought to Christ. Here many of the early Methodist preachers unfurled the banner of the cross; here Page, and Wilkerson, and Burke, and Garrett, and Blackman, and Young, and Hill, and McKendree, and Asbury, and scores of others, proclaimed salvation by faith, and heard the shouts of souls born again and adopted into the family of God. Near by this holy ground sleep many of the pious dead who are awaiting the resurrection of the just. The May preceding, William McKendree had been elected and ordained Bishop; he now, with Bishop Asbury, visits the scene of his former labors and is hailed with pleasure by ...

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