The New International Encyclopædia/Atkinson, John
ATKINSON, John (1835-97) . An American preacher. He was born at Deerfield, N. Y., and served in the ministry of the Methodist Episcopal Church till his death at Haverstraw, N. Y. He wrote the familiar hymn, “We Shall Meet Beyond the River,” and the historical works, Memorials of Methodism (1860); The Centennial History of American Methodism (1884); The Beginnings of the Wesleyan Movement in America, and the Establishment Therein of Methodism (1896).