M'Kendree, William, 1757-1835Alternative names
William M'Kendree, the first American-born Methodist bishop, was born 6 July 1757, in King William County, Virginia, and died 5 March 1835, in Sumner County, Tennessee. He converted to Methodism (ca. 1776), became a deacon (1790) and elder (1791) of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and served in various circuits in Virginia, except for his service in South Carolina (1793) and in the Baltimore circuit (1798). He became a leader in the trans-Allegheny revival movement when he served as superintendent of the Western Conference, the partially settled territory beyond the Allegheny Mountains (1800-1808). He was ordained a bishop (1808) and was closely associated with Bishop Asbury. M'Kendree introduced the practice of episcopal addresses at Conference.
From the description of William M'Kendree papers, 1790-1855. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 173863093
Bishop, Methodist Episcopal Church.
From the description of Papers, 1822. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 25912856
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