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Francis Asbury

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Aug 20, 1745

Bishop Francis Asbury was born in Staffordshire

1770

Francis Asbury is part of the Methodist movement in England

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1771

Francis Asbury volunteered to come to America

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Jul 18, 1776

Francis Asbury first set foot in West Virginia near Berkeley Springs

1784

Francis Asbury named the first superintendent of American Methodists

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1785

Rehoboth Church was built in Monroe County, first church west of Alleghenies

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1787

Francis Asbury broke with the English Methodists established the Methodist Episcopal Church in America

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1792

Bishop Asbury held sessions of the Greenbrier Conference at Rehoboth Church

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1796

Bishop Asbury again held sessions of the Greenbrier Conference at Rehoboth Church

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Mar 31, 1816

Bishop Asbury died


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