Pullen, Obediah (1807-1885)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1867
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1867

Obediah was born on 9 June 1807 at Atworth, Wiltshire. He was converted about the age of 25. Soon after his conversion, he began to pray in the prayer meetings, speak at the lovefeasts and exhort sinners to flee from the wrath to come. He became a hired local preacher in the Brinkworth circuit before becoming itinerant.

Ministry

His obituary records that he did not attempt to introduce any fine spun theories into his discourses, but he preached with great clearness and force the grand old doctrines of repentance towards God, and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ; and doubtless many will be the crown of his rejoicing.

Family

Obediah married Ann Miller Rodaway (1817-1858) in 1847 at Frome, Somerset. Census returns identify one daughter.

  • Mary Ann (b1851)

Obediah died on 17 January 1885 at Stroud, Gloucestershire.

Circuits

  • 1839 Frome
  • 1840 Chippenham
  • 1842 Newport Pagnell
  • 1845 Weymouth
  • 1849 Chippenham
  • 1851 Tredegar
  • 1852 St Ives
  • 1854 Radstock
  • 1856 Pillowell
  • 1858 St Day
  • 1862 Redruth
  • 1864 St Austell
  • 1867 Stroud
  • 1870 St Day
  • 1872 Send Cove
  • 1873 Tredegar
  • 1874 Stroud (Sup)

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1867/129 (portrait); 1885/369

PM Minutes 1885/7

W Leary,Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits , 1990

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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