Have a Methodist Circuit Rider in your family tree? Here are some links that might provide you with some background information about what it was like to be a circuit rider. Don't forget to check out manuscript collections for records that circuit riders may have left behind.
Early Methodist Circuit Riders and Those Who Followed Them To The "Washitaw" Area And Yo Monroe, Louisiana
Methodist Circuit Riders: Churchmen of the Frontier
The Circuit-Riders in Early American Methodism
The Methodists and Revolutionary American, 1760-1800
The Circuit Rider's Sketch Book
Google Timeline for Methodist Circuit Rider
Into the Wilderness: Circuit Riders Take Religion to the People