Brockway, Jesse a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born at Russellville, Brown County, Ohio, February 28, 1822. He was converted at sixteen years of age, and in 1847 licensed to preach. He joined the Indiana Conference in 1850, was ordained deacon in 1851, and elder in 1854. In this Conference he served,. the following appointments: Sugar, Creek, Mount Auburn, Southport, Moorefield, Patriot, Lawvrenceburgh, Milford, West Point, Paris, Seymour, and Edinburgh. In 1863 he was transferred to Kansas Conference on account of his health. His appointments were: North Lawrence, state agent for the American Bible Society; Burlingame, Carbondale, and Scranton circuits. His health failing, he became a supernumerary in 1869, and was granted a superannuated relation in 1881. He died near Burlingame, March 17, 1881. Though not brilliant, he was an excellent preacher, faithful to his Church, cheerfully discharging his duties as an itinerant. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1881, page 70.