Lorenzo was b.16 Oct 1777 and d. 2 Feb 1834. He began his ministry 7 Jan 1796. After a week of travel he was told by the head of the Methodist organization that he must be more humble and hear, and not be heard so much." He was advised to stop also because of his frail health. He rejected the suggestion and travelled through RI.After 3 months, he was again told to quit, because although many people liked him, others didn't like him at all and wouldn't allow him to preach.After several admonitions by Methodist elders to stop preaching, and to return home, Lorenzo declared that no man had the right to stop his preaching - it was between God and his own soul. He told them that the only authority they had was whether he preached as a Methodist or not. Lorenzo traveled in New England states, NY, and Quebec as an irregular unaccredited preacher. When he was 22 he went to Ireland, and his experiences there were much the same. He ran afoul of authorities and was at odds with church officials of all denomnations. He returned several months later penniless. He tried to resume the Methodist circuit but colleagues protested that "Crazy Dow" would break up the meetings. So he toured independently. Late 1800 he toured Georgia. He then went back north as far as Maine. He also travelled to Mississippi, and when he reached Natchez, there was not a single church in the state. In later years he and his wife gave land for the first Church in the state. Lorenzo travelled extensively - from the Bahamas to Canadaand through most of the states. He was quite a character!