Janes, Edwin L

Janes, Edwin L.

a Methodist Episcopal minister, twin brother of bishop E.S. Janes, was born at Sheffield, Massachusetts, April (his biographers say May) 27, 1807. He spent his boyhood near Salisbury, Conn., receiving the rudiments of an English education; was converted while teaching school in Columbia, N.Y.; and in 1832 entered the Philadelphia Conference. His appointments were, Asbury Church, West Philadelphia; Elizabeth, Plainfield, and Irvington, N.J.; Asbury Church, West Philadelphia; then to Haddington, Middletown, and Odessa Circuits, Delaware; then Elkton and St. George's Church, Philadelphia; then was transferred to the New York Conference, and sent in turn to Mulberry Street Church; South Second Street, Williamsburgh; South Fifth Street (which was organized by him); Bridgeport and Middletown, Connecticut, in 1854 and 1855, presiding elder of New Haven District; South Fifth Street, Williamsburgh, three years; John Street and Forsyth Street, New York city; Flushing and Whitestone, L.I.; Summerfield Church, Brooklyn, in 1866; Central Church in 1867, and John Street, New York city, in 1868 and 1869, where he closed his pastoral life. In 1870 he was appointed district secretary or agent of the National Temperance Society and Publishing House, which office he held until his death, January 10, 1875. Mr. Janes was among the foremost of saintly, inien;. an unrivalled pastor; a man of extraordinary power in prayer; of rare eloquence in exhortation; an ingenious, instructive, effectual preacher; a sound theologian, and a devoted temperance worker. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1875, page 51; Simpson, Cyclop. of Methodism, s.v.

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