Coats, Calvin S
Coats, Calvin S.
a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Orangeville, Wyoming County, N.Y., May 15, 1809. He experienced conversion at the age of sixteen; spent some time as an exhorter and local preacher, and in 1831 entered the Genesee Conference, wherein he labored with marked zeal and fidelity until failing health, in 1868, caused him to become a superannuate, which relation he held to the close of his life, February 11, 1875. Mr. Coats was remarkable for the activity of his intellect, the strength of his convictions, and his restless zeal in Christian work. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1875, page 119.