Vanderlip, Elias a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in 1768. He joined the Church in New York city when but a young man; labored many years as a local preacher; and in 1802 was admitted into the traveling connection in the Troy Conference, and was appointed to Pittsfield Circuit. In 1806 Mr. Vanderlip located in. Albany; the following year he traveled Ulster Circuit;
but poverty again obliged him to locate in 1808 and go into business. In 1838 he again united with the Troy Conference, and was appointed to Johnstown Circuit. In 1840 he was superannuated, and died Sept. 3, 1848. Mr. Vanderlip was deeply pious, very zealous, and a preacher of considerable ability. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1849, p. 340.