Disciples of Christ Historical Society, Nashville TN
MEMOIRS OF DECEASED CHRISTIAN MINISTERS WHO DIED BETWEEN 1793 AND 1880by Rev. E. W. Humphreys
Samuel DUNWOODY.(1799-1852) Samuel was born in Virginia, June 5, 1799.In 1801, his fatherÕs family moved to Pennsylvania, and in 1809 to Butler County Ohio.In early life Samuel followed flat-boating on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. In 1819, he joined the Methodist Church, as a probationer, but was never taken into full membership.In 1828, he was married to Maria Lander, of whom he had 12 children, and with whom he lived happily for many years.Soon after his marriage, he and his wife joined the Christian Church, and were baptized by Elder Nathan Worley.About 1841, he was licensed to preach in the Bluffton, Indiana Conference.His first wife died in 1849, and in 1851 he was married to Catherine Hall.From 1842 to 1849 he labored as a licensed minister, but in the latter year, he was ordained at a session of the Western Conference, Indiana at the town of Alamo.He died November 7, 1855, aged fifty six years.