Botkin, Jesse a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Clinton County. O., November, 1807, of devout Christian parents. From childhood he was remarkable for his love of right, and for his correct moral deportment. He joined the Church in his twentieth year, was licensed to exhort in 1841, and in 1842 received license to preach and entered the Ohio Conference, in which he continued with faithfulness until his superannuation in 1864, which relation he sustained to the time of his demise, Feb. 25, 1870. Mr. Botkin was a practical, laborious preacher, an excellent man. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1870, p. 167.