Mkown, J Le Grange, Dd
M'Kown, J. Le Grange, D.D.
a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born at Guilderland, N.Y., August 13, 1824. He was of Scotch-Irish descent, and reared in the Reformed Church, but at the age of fourteen united with the Methodists. At seventeen he entered Troy Conference Academy, and later graduated from Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, in 1849. He was admitted to the Oneida Conference the same year, but ill-health soon obliged him to retire from regular pastoral work, though not from active duty. For eight years he gave his energies to the education of youth, during which time he was professor of Newark Wesleyan Seminary, president of Richmondville Union Seminary, of Cooperstown Seminary, and of Pittsburgh High School. His health improving, in 1858 he was stationed at Union Chapel, Cincinnati. Thence he was transferred to the New York Conference in 1859, and appointed in turn to Trinity Church, New York city; Washington Street, Poughkeepsie; St. James's Church, Kingston; and St. James's Church, New York city. In 1867 he was stationed in the city of Dubuque, and in 1868 at Union Chapel, Cincinnati, Ohio. His subsequent fields of labor were president of Albion-College, Michigan, 1871; pastor of Third Street Church, Rockford, Illinois; Wabash Avenue and Ada Street churches, Chicago; Hedding Church, Jersey City, N.J.; Roseville; and in 1878 he was appointed to Milton-on-the-Hudson, New York Conference, but died before entering upon his work, in Roseville, May 2, 1879. He was refined, amiable, studious, and thorough. He excelled as a pastor. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1880, page 45.