Corwin, Franklin D
Corwin, Franklin D.
a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born at Jefferson, Chemung County, N.Y., October 9, 1838. He received an early religious training; was passionately fond of books and study from childhood; entered Rock River Seminary, Illinois, in 1857, with the intention of preparing for the law, but, experiencing conversion, repaired to the Garrett Biblical Institute, remained about two years, and then, in 1861, entered the Rock River Conference, in which he labored with much energy and acceptability until his decease, June 24, 1865. As a preacher, Mr. Corwin was studious and careful in preparation, earnest, attractive, and convincing in his delivery; as a pastor, mild, social, and winning. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1865, page 225.