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CARLTON, Thomas, clergyman, born in Londonderry, New Hampshire, 26 July, 1808; died in Elizabeth, New Jersey, 16 April, 1874. He entered the Genesee conference of the M. E. church in 1829, and was connected with that conference for twenty-three years, preaching in Rochester, Buffalo, and other places in western New York. He was agent of the Genesee Wesleyan seminary for three years, and presiding elder of important districts for seven years. In 1852 he was elected by the general conference senior agent of the Methodist book concern in New York, which post he retained until 1872. He was also for the same period treasurer of the missionary society of the Methodist Episcopal church.
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