Gatch Philip, a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Maryland March 2, 1751; was converted in 1772; entered the Philadelphia Conference as a traveling preacher in 1774; labored in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland for some years, and in Virginia for about twenty years. He then emigrated to the Northwestern Territory in 1798, and settled near the village of. Cincinnati, where, after a useful career as a citizen and minister in that new country, he died, December 28, 1835. See M'Lean, Sketch of Philip Gatch (Cincinnati. 1854); Minutes of Conferences, 2:403; Sprague, Annals, 7:50.