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Methodist Church, Wethersfield, Hartford Co, CT

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Methodist Church, Wethersfield, CT: List of Pastors and Ministers
MethodistWilliam S. 1821-1822CTHartford CoWethersfield, Methodist Church
MethodistRobert 1821-1822CTHartford CoWethersfield, Methodist Church
MethodistJohn 1823CTHartford CoWethersfield, Methodist Church
MethodistSmith 1824CTHartford CoWethersfield, Methodist Church
MethodistS. L. 1825-1826CTHartford CoWethersfield, Methodist Church
MethodistJ. Z. 1825-1826CTHartford CoWethersfield, Methodist Church
MethodistEli 1827CTHartford CoWethersfield, Methodist Church
MethodistJohn 1828CTHartford CoWethersfield, Methodist Church
MethodistValentine 1829CTHartford CoWethersfield, Methodist Church
MethodistLyman A. 1830CTHartford CoWethersfield, Methodist Church
MethodistL. C. 1831CTHartford CoWethersfield, Methodist Church
MethodistLeman 1832CTHartford CoWethersfield, Methodist Church
MethodistE. L. 1833-1834CTHartford CoWethersfield, Methodist Church
MethodistDaniel 1835CTHartford CoWethersfield, Methodist Church
MethodistZ. N. 1836CTHartford CoWethersfield, Methodist Church
MethodistGad N. 1837CTHartford CoWethersfield, Methodist Church
MethodistLeonidas 1838-1839CTHartford CoWethersfield, Methodist Church
Rev. Leonidas Rosser, A.M., D.D., our second minister, is recorded as a remarkable man -- an editor, author, orator, and evangelist. A man of culture and energy. He was honored repeatedly by a seat in the Methodist senate, and time and again as an advisor to the Bishops. He was tall of both figure and stature, his full flowing gray locks, patriarchal beard, face of intense gaze, brought to mind the picture of an old prophet.

Leonidas Rosser was born in Petersburg, Va., July 31, 1815. He was converted on the pulpit steps in the old Methodist church on Union Street in Petersburg in October 1828, and was called to preach in 1834. He attended Wesleyan Academy, Wilbraham, Mass., then entered Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn., where he was graduated in three years, 1838. He received the degree of Doctor of Divinity from Emory and Henry College in 1858. He joined the N.Y. Conference on trial in Weathersfield, Conn., where he stayed for two years, and was transferred home to the Virginia Conference in 1840, after having converted about 1500 souls while in the North.

He held pastorates in Charlottesville Circuit; Chaplain, University of Virginia; organized and had charge of Union Station in Richmond. Thereafter, he served at Trinity Church; in the Warrenton Circuit; Bedford Circuit; Alexandria; and in 1851 the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, (later, Mt. Vernon Place Church) in Washington City. He served as Presiding Elder in the Fredericksburg District; Norfolk District; Lynchburg District; Richmond District; and Randolph Macon District.

In 1858 he was elected Editor, Richmond Christian Advocate and resigned in 1860. During 1862-64, he was general Missionary to Ewell's Corps in the Con-federate Army, and during 1869-72, he was Evangelist by vote of the Conference and appointment by the Bishop. It is written that he converted over twenty thousand souls. He is author of six works, some of which reached over seven printings, and prepared one hundred of his revival sermons for the press. His chief delight was in revivals. he was elected to the General Conference of 1850, 1854, 1858, 1862, and 1866. Dr. Rosser died on January 25, 1892.

Thelma Raffaelli Archivist and Historian
MVP Columns, Feb 19, 1989

MethodistH. 1840CTHartford CoWethersfield, Methodist Church
MethodistLaban 1841CTHartford CoWethersfield, Methodist Church
MethodistSamuel Augustus 1842-1843CTHartford CoWethersfield, Methodist Church
MethodistSylvester H. 1842-1843CTHartford CoWethersfield, Methodist Church
MethodistWilliam L. 1844-1845CTHartford CoWethersfield, Methodist Church
MethodistMiles N. 1846CTHartford CoWethersfield, Methodist Church
MethodistNathaniel 1847CTHartford CoWethersfield, Methodist Church
MethodistDavid 1848CTHartford CoWethersfield, Methodist Church
MethodistJames T. 1849-1850CTHartford CoWethersfield, Methodist Church
MethodistR. D. 1851CTHartford CoWethersfield, Methodist Church
MethodistJohnson C. 1854CTHartford CoWethersfield, Methodist Church
MethodistCharles C. 1855CTHartford CoWethersfield, Methodist Church
MethodistCharles K. 1856CTHartford CoWethersfield, Methodist Church
MethodistRaphael 1858-1859CTHartford CoWethersfield, Methodist Church
MethodistIsaac 1860CTHartford CoWethersfield, Methodist Church
MethodistJames 1861CTHartford CoWethersfield, Methodist Church
MethodistD. C. 1862CTHartford CoWethersfield, Methodist Church
MethodistB. Whitman 1863CTHartford CoWethersfield, Methodist Church
MethodistJ. G. 1864-1865CTHartford CoWethersfield, Methodist Church
MethodistG. P. 1864-1865CTHartford CoWethersfield, Methodist Church
MethodistSalmon Durance 1865-1866CTHartford CoWethersfield, Methodist Church
MethodistSalmon 1866CTHartford CoWethersfield, Methodist Church
MethodistE. 1867CTHartford CoWethersfield, Methodist Church
MethodistGeorge E. 1867-1868CTHartford CoWethersfield, Methodist Church
MethodistGeorge 1869CTHartford CoWethersfield, Methodist Church
MethodistA. 1869CTHartford CoWethersfield, Methodist Church
MethodistPerry 1870CTHartford CoWethersfield, Methodist Church
MethodistJames 1872CTHartford CoWethersfield, Methodist Church
MethodistCharles H. 1873-1874CTHartford CoWethersfield, Methodist Church
MethodistA. O. 1875CTHartford CoWethersfield, Methodist Church
MethodistAlbert 1876CTHartford CoWethersfield, Methodist Church
MethodistAlbert Harteau 1876-1877CTHartford CoWethersfield, Methodist Church
MethodistC. J. 1877CTHartford CoWethersfield, Methodist Church
MethodistCrandall J. 1877-1878CTHartford CoWethersfield, Methodist Church
MethodistJoseph Battell 1878-1879CTHartford CoWethersfield, Methodist Church
MethodistDavid 1879CTHartford CoWethersfield, Methodist Church
MethodistGeorge L. 1880CTHartford CoWethersfield, Methodist Church
MethodistFrederick Watson 1887-1889CTHartford CoWethersfield, Methodist Church
MethodistRalph Welles 1901-1904CTHartford CoWethersfield, Methodist Church

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