Shinn, John, a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born in Warren County, O., March 2, 1824, and united with the Church at the age of fifteen. He was received into the Cincinnati Conference in 1854. In 1862 he entered the Christian Commission, and afterwards became an army chaplain. After the war he was county agent of the Bible. Society for one year. In 1866 he again entered the pastorate, and labored until death (by paralysis), which occurred at West Mansfield, O., Sept. 26,1871. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1872, p. 107.