Rev. J. D. Bush Bernalillo County, New Mexico

Rev. J. D. Bush was the first regular Methodist Episcopal minister in the new town of Albuquerque. Rev. Clayton prepared for the ministry in New Mexico, and is a graduate of Dickinson College of the class of 1863. He came to New Mexico in 1883. A few years afterward he entered upon the active work of the ministry and preached in New Mexico. He was located at Gallup for four years, at Cerrillos for two years, and was presiding elder of the district for three years. He afterward bad charge of the churches at Watrous and Wagonmound (one charge), and later entered into superannuate relations of the church. Rev. Clayton was the first man to join the New Mexico conference, and is the only survivor of its original members who, up to the time of the organization, had been members of the Colorado conference.

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Source: History of New Mexico, Its Resources and People, Volume II, Pacific States Publishing Co., 1907.

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