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Obit: Thomas Bernard Markham

Rev. Thomas B. Markham was born in Pittsylvania County, Va., March 18,1800. In his twenty-second year he was converted to God and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, under the ministerial labours of Andrew Monroe. In 1835 he was licensed to preach. In 1842 he was ordained deacon at the Kickapoo Mission by Bishop Roberts, and elder in 1853 at Newark by Bishop Morris. In 1848 he was received on trial in the travelling connexion by the Missouri Conference, in which he received five appointments, in the following order: Weston, Wyandott, Harrisonville, Liberty, and Weston again. In 1854, at the conference at Hannibal, he superannuated. On the 1st of March he was attacked with pneumonia, and during his sickness he suffered as the Christian suffers, resigned to the will of God. On the 1st of April he at once ceased to work and live, having obtained through Christ a triumphant victory over death. How precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints! He was a good man, a good preacher, and an unwavering friend of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He was faithful until death, and now, without doubt, he is wearing his crown of rejoicing in the kingdom of God. "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord!"

[source] Minutes of the Annual Conferences of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Volume 5; T Mason and G Lane, 1852(?).

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Obit for Thomas Bernard Markham; compiled by Pamela Hutchison Garrett for John Markham of Chesterfield website; 2014.