Chichester, Elijah a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born at Huntington (L.I.), N.Y., about 1778. He was brought up under religious influence and instruction.; experienced conversion when about eighteen; received license to preach about four years later, and soon after entered the itinerant ranks of the Troy Conference. Poor support obliged him to locate in 1807 in order to provide for his family. He entered into mercantile business, and thus continued till 1852, when at his request he was readmitted into his conference as a supernumerary, which relation he sustained to the close of his, life, August 21, 1855. Mr. Chichester was an excellent man, uncommonly strong in mind and moral integrity, deeply pious, a fine preacher, abundant in labors and usefulness. See Minutes of Annual Conferences. 1856, page 52.