Chew, Jonas C

Chew, Jonas C., a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Gloucester County, N. J., about. 1807. He received a careful religious training; was led to Christ at the age of fourteen; licensed to exhort at twenty-four, to preach at twenty- eight, and at the age of forty received ordination as deacon. - His services as local preacher were abundant and successful, and continued till 1856, when he joined the New Jersey Conference. In 1860 his failing health obliged him to become superannuated, and he retired to his farm in Cumberland County, where he died of cholera, Oct. 3, 1866. Mr. Chew was an excellent preacher, and brought many into the Church. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1867, p. 45.

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