Coleman, Seymour

Coleman, Seymour a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Litchfield County, Connecticut, December 23, 1794, of devout Huguenot parents. About 1812 he removed with them to Fulton County, N.Y., where he engaged in school-teaching from the age of eighteen to thirtyone, meanwhile zealously continuing his study of books and men. He was also, during this time, admitted to the bar of Fulton County; but soon after gave up his profession, began preaching, and in 1828 entered the New York Conference. In 1832, on the formation of the Troy Conference, he became a member of it. His appointments extended through all the districts of that large conference. He died at his post, January 23, 1877. Mr. Coleman was endowed with a forcible intellect, and natural heroism. His religious experience was rich, and his daily life unsullied. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1877, page 67.

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