John Morris (1812-76)
John Morris was born at Boothstown near Manchester.
When Morris was aged ten, his father dropped dead by his side and this sparked off the boy's first religious impressions. He was converted and in 1835 became the first ministerial student admitted to the Wesleyan Theological Insitute at Hoxton.
Morris served as an active circuit minister from 1836 to superannuation in 1875, serving mainly in the North of England. He retired to Manningham where he was struck down with paralysis in October 1876 and died just a few weeks later.
Source: Minutes of Conference 1876 and Hill's Arrangement 1874