Corwin, Jason

Corwin, Jason a Baptist minister, was born at Franklin, Connecticut, in February 1792, of Presbyterian parents. He removed to Cazenovia, N.Y., where he was baptized by elder John Peck, and soon after licensed to preach. He studied at the Theological Institute in Hamilton, was ordained at Woodstock, and in a few months became pastor of the church in Deposit, Delaware County Here he remained three years; was then pastor in Penfield, Monroe County, five years, Webster two years, Binghamton two years, and then removed to Great Bend, Pennsylvania. His other pastorates were in Earlville, Bridgewater, Augusta, Clinton, all in N.Y. In 1848 he received an appointment from the American Baptist Home Mission Society, and labored in Illinois four or five years. Subsequently he was an agent of the American Bible Union. He died at Washington, Tazewell County, Illinois, May 15, 1860. See Minutes of Illinois Anniversaries, 1860, page 8, 9. (J.C.S.)

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