Brown, Charles S
Brown, Charles S.
a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born at Plattekill, Ulster County, N.Y., February 7, 1825. He inherited admirable natural qualities from exemplary Christian parents. His intention was to become a lawyer, and he determined to obtain a liberal education, which he began in New Paltz Academy, afterwards attending Amenia Seminary. Here he was converted, and, believing himself divinely called to preach, was more diligent than ever in his efforts to secure an education. Entering the Wesleyan University in 1845, in 1849 he graduated second in a class of thirty-one. He joined the New York Conference in 1850, where he continued an efficient and honored member until his death, November 14, 1880. He was a sincere and upright man, the chief feature of his character being its high moral tone. His preaching was uniformly clear, forcible, and fervent. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1880, page 84.