Coleman, James A
Coleman, James A.
a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born at Baltimore, Maryland. He was converted at the age of fourteen, licensed to exhort two years later, two later to preach, and at the age of nineteen was employed as junior preacher on Castle Fin Circuit, Baltimore Conference. In 1851 he became a member of the conference, was sent as junior preacher to Shrewsbury Circuit, and afterwards in turn to Westminster, Liberty, and Hampstead, Maryland; was appointed to Alleghany Circuit in 1855; afterwards served Bedford Circuit, Cassville, and Birmingham Circuit, Pennsylvania; became chaplain in the United States navy on board a receiving-ship in the harbor of Brooklyn, N.Y., and thirteen months later removed to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he remained a superannuate, until his death, March 30, 1879. Mr. Coleman was affable, earnest, affectionate, and pre-eminently successful. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1880, page 23.