Chamberlayne, Israel, Dd
Chamberlayne, Israel, D.D.
a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born at Butternuts, Otsego Co., N.Y., Sept. 6,1795. He joined the Church at the age of fifteen; received license to exhort in 1811, to preach in 1812, and in 1813 united with the Genesee Conference. From extreme nervous sensibility he was obliged to retire from the itinerancy in the meridian of life, and thereafter devoted himself to writing sermons, essays, reviews, and valuable volumes. His most important publications are, The Past and the Future: —Australian Captive: —Saving Faith. He died at Lyndonrville, Orleans Co., N.Y., March 20, 1875. Dr. Chamberlayne was a master in logic, an original explorer in metaphysics and theology; intensely exact as a linguist; keenly sharp as a controversialist, and poetically critical as a rhetorician. As a preacher, he was interesting, instructive, and powerfully eloquent. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1875, p. 136; Simpson, Cyclop. of Methodism; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.