On this date, March 11, 1816, George Shadford passed from this life to a new life. Shadford was saved under Methodist teaching. After his conversion, he became an evangelist. Wesley found him ambitious in the saving of souls and sent him to the colonies. Records have him preaching over many of the northern colonies. He was one of the Methodist preachers who returned to England after what we call the American Revolution took place.
Jesse Lee, in his A Short History of the Methodists, wrote that Shadford was the foremost preacher of what is called the “Great Revival” that took place in Virginia btween 1775 and 1776. In his account, Lee writes that hundreds were converted under the ministry of Shadford.