Coleman, James

Coleman, James a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Black River Township, N.J., October 30, 1766, of Presbyterialn parents, who removed west of the Alleghanies in 1777, and settled on the Monongahela river. About the close of the Revolution he was converted, licensed to exhort, and in 1791 entered the itinerant ranks, and was appointed to Ohio, Circuit. Subsequently he served several years as a missionary in Upper Canada, where he endured dreadful privations, and exhibited wonderful zeal and fidelity. His latter years were spent as a superannuate in the New York Conference. He died at his residence in Ridgefield, Comnecticut, February 5, 1842. Mr. Coleman was a man of very limited intellectual culture, but of many Christian graces. His great faith, singleness of heart, and marvellous unction in prayer made him powerful in the extension of Christ's kingdom. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1842, page 309.

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