Chase, Abner

Chase, Abner, a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born in Stonington, Conn., Dec. 11, 1784, and died in Penn Yan, N. Y., April 27, 1854. At the age of 19 he was converted, and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church. When 22 years of age he was licensed to exhort, and soon after received license to preach. He continued as an exhorter and local preacher about six years, laboring very successfully in winning souls to Christ. In 1810 he was admitted on trial in the N. Y. Conference, and appointed to the Delaware Circuit. The next year, at his own request, he was transferred to the Genesee Conference, in whose ranks he remained, part of the time as superannuated, until his death. Vera few men have served the Church more faithfully, acceptably, and useful. — Minutes of Conf. 5:419; Sprague, Annals, 7:497.

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