Chaplin, Jonathan E

Chaplin, Jonathan E., a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Connecticut in 1789, was converted in 1830, and entered the travelling ministry in the Ohio Conference in 1834. He was three years principal of Norwalk Seminary, Ohio, and then remained in the itinerant work in Ohio till 1840, when he removed to the Michigan Conference, and was made principal of White Pigeon Branch of the Michigan University. Here he remained until his death, Sept. 15, 1846. While young he studied law in the State of New York, and during the war of 1812 was aid-de-camp to General Porter. Soon after the peace he settled at Urbana, Ohio, where he practiced law till his conversion. In the cause of education he was of lasting service and benefit to the Church in Ohio and Michigan. His care of the institutions committed to him was very satisfactory. His last words were, "Live holiness, and preach it from the heart." — Minutes of Conf. 4:178.

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