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Drumgoole, Edward
1751-1836

Born at Drumsna in Co. Leitrim, Ireland. Converted from Roman Catholicism, he emigrated to America, and entered the ministry there in 1774. He was one of the 25 signatories to a declaration of the Conference of 1777 on the preservation of Methodist work during and after the War of Independence, and was one of the five appointed to a committee for the purpose. Lack of provision for ministers’ families led him to leave the ministry and to continue as a local preacher. Some of his correspondence was published by W.W. Sweet.

Sources

  • Frank Baker, 'Edward Dromgoole and John Wesley', in WHS Proceedings, 26 (1947-48) pp.25-28
  • W. W. Sweet Religion on the American Frontier (Nashville, 1946)
  • F. A. Norwood The Story of American Methodism (Nashville, 1974)
  • Emory Stevens Bucke (ed.), The History of American Methodism (Nashville, 1964), vol. 1

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