Recommendation Orders

Guide to the Recommendation Orders, RG Ministerial Records

Holston Annual Conference

This collection contains those orders from the quarterly conferences within the Holston Annual Conference recommending men for ordination as ministers into the Methodist Church . While these orders will not reveal where the person was assigned to preach in the Holston Conference, it will tell the year that the person was recommended for ordination as either a deacon or elder. These orders cover the years from 1826 to the 1870s, although there are a few that fall outside this date range. Again, these are the original orders, so in some cases they have faded over the years, so it may not be possible to read everything contained in them.