John Smith - Buried (1831)




This isthe burial placeof the great revivalist John Smith. Unfortunately the business was not open so I was unable to find his grave.

The following notice appeared in the Sheffield Mercury: — "Died, on Thursday week, aged 37, the Rev. John Smith, Wesleyan preacher in the Sheffield East circuit. This individual, so highly esteemed in the denomination to which he belonged, and who was previously stationed at Lincoln, had been appointed to this town by the last Methodist conference, at the earnest solicitation of many of the principal members of the society in the circuit; in which he was expected to have laboured, with that degree of zeal and usefulness, for which he had been elsewhere distinguished. A state of ill health, however, prevented him from so much as once preaching to the people, whose desires had been consulted in his appointment. He had indeed only been residing in this place about three weeks, when he was cut off in the midst of his life; leaving a wife and six young children, to sustain their irreparable loss. His end was in accordance with the experience of that religion, of which he was the ardent preacher; [some of] his latest words being, “All is well; — all is peace.” His remains were interred on Monday morning, in the vault connected with the chapel in Carver Street, and about two hundred persons were in attendance, to pay a last tribute to a man, who was generally termed ‘The Revivalist.'"

From R Treffry's 'Life of John Smith'.

http://www.archive.org/details/memoirslifechar00trefgoog


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