Chidester, David a Methodist Episcopal minister, was. born about 1806. He was converted in his youth, and in 1838 entered the Black River Conference; but after laboring seventeen years, failing health obliged him to become a superannuate. Seven years later he again entered the effective ranks, but was only able to endure four years, and retired once more. When not in the pastoral work he practiced medicine and dentistry. He died a superannuated member of the Central New York Conference, at his residence in Syracuse September 7, 1875. Mr. Chichester possessed rare talent. and culture; was genial and liberal. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1875, page 121.