M'Kendree, William, 1757-1835

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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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referencedIn Hughes, Jessie Hopwood, 1895-1978. Sons of thunder, 1975. Flugschriften des Fruhen 16 Jahrhunderts
referencedIn Collection of Wesleyana artifacts, circa 1745-1988. Pitts Theology Library, Candler School of Theology
referencedIn Veteto, Wilma Minor. Native bishop / by Wilma Minor Veteto. Drew University Library, Rose Memorial Library
creatorOf M'Kendree, William, 1757-1835. William M'Kendree papers, 1790-1855. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
creatorOf M'Kendree, William, 1757-1835. Papers, 1822. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf M'Kendree, William, 1757-1835. Autograph letter signed : "to the Bishops & Conference", 1804. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Hinde, Thomas S. (Thomas Spottswood), 1785-1846. Draper manuscripts: Thomas Spottswood Hinde papers, 1807-1845. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
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associatedWith Augusta College (Augusta, Ky.) corporateBody
associatedWith Emory, John, 1789-1835. person
associatedWith George, Enoch, 1767-1828. person
associatedWith Hinde, Thomas S. (Thomas Spottswood), 1785-1846. person
associatedWith Hitt, Daniel, d. 1825. person
associatedWith Hughes, Jessie Hopwood, 1895-1978. person
associatedWith Lee, Jesse, 1758-1816. person
associatedWith McKenney, Thomas Loraine, 1785-1859. person
associatedWith Methodist Episcopal Church corporateBody
associatedWith Methodist Episcopal Church. Western Conference. corporateBody
associatedWith Pope, W. H. (William Henry), 1825-1879. person
associatedWith Roszel, Stephen G. person
associatedWith Sargent, Thomas. person
associatedWith Soule, Joshua, 1781-1867. person
associatedWith Veteto, Wilma Minor. person
associatedWith Wilkins, Henry, 1767-1847. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Middle West
New Orleans (La.)
United States
Methodist church--Bishops
Circuit riders
Indians of North America--Missions


Birth 1757-07-06

Death 1835-03-05


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