Chase, Hiram, a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born at Charleston, Montgomery Co., N. Y., Feb. 1, 1801. He received a careful religious training, experienced conversion at the age of twenty, was licensed to exhort in 1823, and in 1827 received license to preach, and entered the New York Conference. On the organization of the Troy Conference, in 1832, Mr. Chase became one of its members, and in it served until 1864, when he became superannuated, and retired to Sandy Hill. He was afterwards effective and supernumerary as his health permitted, until his death at Los Angeles, Cal., Jan. 9,1877. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1877, p. 66.