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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature
Clifford, Zelotes S.
a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in New Hampshire in 1815. He removed westward with his parents in his childhood; received a very limited education; experienced conversion in 1840, and in 1843 entered the Indiana Conference. In 1860 he was transferred to the Southern Illinois Conference, he joined the 29th Regiment of Illinois Volunteers in 1861, arid was appointed chaplain, in which capacity he labored three years. In 1865 he again entered the effective ranks, labored four years, then became superannuated, and died Oct. 23, 1872. Mr. Clifford was a man of fine personal appearance, an able minister, and a true friend. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1873, p. 137.
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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Clifford, Zelotes S.'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/c/clifford-zelotes-s.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.