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Gary George,

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a Methodist Episcopal minister and missionary to Oregon, was born at Middlefield, Otsego Co., New York, December 8, 1793; entered the New England Conference in 1809; in 1813 was transferred to Genesee Conference; in 1818 was made presiding elder; in 1825 was Conference missionary; is 1834, missionary to the Oneida Indians; in 1836 was transferred to Black River Conference; and in 1844 was appointed missionary superintendent of Oregon, where he remsained four years. After his return he labored on until 1854, when his health entirely failed. He died March 25, 1855. Mr. Gary was as eminently holy and useful minister. He was six times delegate to the General Conference, and was deeply engaged in all the ecclesiastical, religious, and educational interests of the Church. He was a wise and safe counselor, and his influence in his Conference was very great. As a preacher hem was widely known for "true, persuasive, and sanctified eloquence," which "mightily moved his hearers." Minutes of Conferences, 5:560; Peck, Early Maethodism (N. York, 1860, 12mo), page 480; Sprague, Annals, 7:478. (G.L.T.)

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Gary George,'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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