That same year, she co-founds Kingston Methodist Church.In 1843, she feels "called in the spirit" and begins to travel and preach.Isabella Thoburn and Clara Swain leave for India where Thoburn launches a college in Lucknow that bears her name. Swain begins medical work in Bareli, and a hospital is later named in her honor.1873 Anna Howard Shaw acquires a local preacher's license in the Methodist Episcopal Church.
1869 Margaret Newton Van Cott is the first woman in the Methodist Episcopal Church to receive a local preacher's license.
1889 Ella Niswonger is the first woman to be ordained by the United Brethren Church.
1892 Anna Oliver and Amanda Berry Smith share a pulpit in a New Jersey church.
1863 Fannie Crosby, a lifelong Methodist blind from infancy, writes her first hymn.
She writes more than 9,000 hymns, many of which remain perennial favorites (for example, "Blessed Assurance," "To God Be the Glory" and "Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior." 1866 Helenor M.