Enoch George, a bishop of the Methodist Episcopal church in the United States, born in Lancaster co., Va., in 1767 or 1768, died at Staunton, Va., Aug. 23, 1828. After preaching one year at the head waters of the Catawba and Broad rivers, in North Carolina, he was received into the conference on trial in 1790, and sent to Pamlico circuit. For four years he travelled over extensive circuits in the states of Virginia, North Carolina,- South Carolina, and Georgia, when he was obliged to retire from active ministerial labor on account of physical debility. In 1799 he resumed the itinerant work in Rockingham circuit, Virginia. In 1800 he had charge of an immense district extending from Chesapeake bay to the Alleghanies, but again his health failed, and for two years he taught a school in Winchester, Va. In 1803 he resumed his ministerial labors, acting as pastor of churches in Frederick, Alexandria, Montgomery, and Baltimore, and as presiding elder of the Baltimore, Alexandria, and Georgetown districts till 1816, when he was elected to the episcopacy. He continued to labor effectively in this office to the date of his death.
He was remarkable for a peculiar and powerful style of preaching, and for great humility.