Coley, James M
Coley, James M.
a Baptist minister, was born at Cazenovia, N.Y., in 1806. He pursued his studies in the literary and theological institution at Hamilton, where he graduated in 1828. Subsequently he spent one year (1833-34) at the Newton Theological Institution, and. was ordained at Charlemont, Mass. For two years he was pastor at Beverly, which place he left in February,. 1836. His other settlements were in Binghamton and Carmel, N. Y., Norwich, Connecticut, Albany and Waverly N.Y. His labors at Albany were especially blessed, On giving up the pastoral office he removed to Auburn, Illinois. A few years after, he went to California for his health, and died at San Jose, January 8,1883. He was an able preacher, of commanding presence, and an uncommonly impressive delivery. See The Watchman, March 29, 1883. (J.C.S.)