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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature
a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Limerick, Ireland, March 11, 1822; was brought to America at nine years of age; was converted near Whitehall, Green Co., Ill., in 1841; joined the Illinois Conference in 1843; was very successful as a minister, and in 1852 signally so as agent of the Illinois Wesleyan University. In 1852-3 he was stationed at Springfield. He died at Bloomington, Ill., Mar. 23,1854. From orphanage and neglected wickedness, and after majority by the transforming power of grace and strenuous effort, Mr. Magee became in fourteen years one of the foremost ministers of his Conference. His powerful frame, decided talents, and indomitable energy enabled him to labor mightily for God. — Minutes of Conferences, v. 476.
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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Magee, Thomas'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/m/magee-thomas.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.