HUGH LINN, son of James and Nancy Linn, was born in Huntingdon County, Pa., November 18, 1832. Converted at a camp meeting held at Orbisonia, Pennsylvania, in 1848, he was licensed to exhort in 1855, and to preach in 1856. He served the church faithfully as steward, Sabbath-school superintendent, class leader, exhorter and local preacher. His preparation for the ministry he secured in Cassville Academy in 1855 and 1856. He entered the Traveling Connection in the East Baltimore Conference at its beginning in 1857, and was admitted to full membership in the same two years later. He was ordained deacon at Williamsport, Pennsylvania, March 6, 1859, by Bishop Levi Scott, and elder at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, March 17, 1861, by Bishop Matthew Simpson.
He was married at Bloody Run (now Everett), Pennsylvania, March 26, 1861, to Miss Carrie Feight, by Rev. Charles Cleaver, of the Central Pennsylvania Conference. God gave them four daughters to cheer and hallow their itinerant lives, but called them home to Himself in early girlhood.
After a faithful and useful ministry of thirty-five years, his rest is blessed. He was a good man and true. He died at his home, in Shelby, Iowa, Saturday, May 26, 1894.
[Text from "History of a Fragment of the Clan Linn," 1905, p. 176-177]
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