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JACOBS, GAYLORD CLARK

 

Born: 1-4-1854  Candor NY                                       married: Mary [Mina] E. Utley

Died: 8-13-1917  Unadilla NY                                   obit: Wyoming Conference 1929, 140

 

1881    local preacher’s license, Kingston

1883    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Factoryville PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1918, 123

 
1883-84  Oakland
1884-87  Rush
1887-91  Little Meadows
1891-96  Gibson
1896-99  Newton
1899-00  Vestal
1900-02  Courtdale
1902-05  Old Forge [Lackawanna]
1905-06  Mountaintop
1906-07  on leave
1907-10  Slaterville
1910-12  Laurens
1912-14  Smyrna
1914-17  Sanitaria Springs – Port Crane
1917                       retired
 

Note: A biographical sketch of Gaylord C. Jacobs appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 347.



 

JAGGER, ALAN R.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Holly

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1980    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1982    ordained deacon

1986    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1980-81           Old Forge Stewart Memorial

1981-84           Old Forge Stewart Memorial – Moosic

1985-89           director of pastoral care, Binghamton   Homes for the Aging

1989-97           Apalachin  

1997                retired

                            1997-99 Chaplain, Elizabeth Church Manor  

                            1999-00  Lounsberry   (beginning 1/3/2000)

                            2000-02  asociate, Endwell   (beginning 9/1/2000)           

    2010       charter member Upper New York Conference

 

Note: Alan R. Jagger is a brother to Richard G. Jagger.

 


 

JAGGER, RICHARD G.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Ellen

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1969    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1969    ordained deacon

1975    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1969-72           student, Drew Theological Seminary

                            1969-70  Pleasant Mount

1972-74           student, School for International Training

1974-76           Center Moreland (beginning 9/1974)

1976-78           associate, Endwell  

1978-84           Plymouth – Larksville

1984-87           Moscow (ending 10/30/1987)

1987-89           on leave (beginning 11/1/1987)

1989-93           Hop Bottom

1993-00           Beach Lake

2000-01           sabbatical leave

                            2000        associate Endicott NT Central (beginning 9/1/2000)

2001-06           Scranton Embury

2006                retired

                            2006-10  Scranton Embury

    2010       transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change

 

Note: Richard G. Jagger is a brother to Alan R. Jagger.



 

JAMES, FRANK R.

 

Born: 1-10-1864  Durham, England                           married: Ella A. O’Neill

Died: 0-19-1940  Sherburne NY                                obit: Wyoming Conference 1948, 1023

 

1894    local preacher’s license, Ashley

1898    admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1941, 159

 

1898-99           Eaton

1899-04           Centermoreland

1904-06           Great Bend

1906-11           Sherburne

1911-17           Bainbridge

1917-19           Jermyn

1919-20           Binghamton High Street

1920-21           on leave

1921-23           Great Bend

1923-29           Binghamton Fairview

1929-31           Unadilla

1931                retired

 

Note: A biographical sketch of Frank James appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 348.  The maiden name of Mrs. James also appears as O’Neil.

 


 

JAMES, RICHARD P.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Carole

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1957    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1957    ordained deacon

1959    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1957-60           Lake Como

1960-64           Factoryville

1964-69           associate, Binghamton   Tabernacle

1969-73           Union Center  

1973-78           on leave

1978                retired

    2010  charter member Upper New York Conference



 

JAY, STEPHEN

 

Born: 4-26-1846  St. Blazey, England                        married: Prudence Hambly

Died: 3-18-1911                                                          obit: [d. c1872]

                                                                                    married2: Mrs. Electa M. [Tipp] Griffin

                                                                                    obit2: 1912, 137

?          local preacher’s license, Bible Christian Church [England]

1875    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Clark’s Green PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1911, 97

 

1874-76           Paupack

1876-79           Canaan

1879-82           Mount Pleasant

1882-85           Otego

1885-87           Milford

1887-88           Milford and Westville

1888-90           Waverly PA

1890-92           Sayre

1892-96           Susquehanna

1896-00           Ashley

1900-02           Wyoming

1902-05           Dorranceton

1905-06           conference evangelist

1906                retired

 

Note: A biographical sketch of Stephen Jay appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 348.

 


 

JEFFREY, EUGENE L.

 

Born: 3-14-1868  Hempstead NY                              married: Isora M. Higgins

Died: 12-15-1920                                                        obit: Wyoming Conference 1962, 230

 

1892    admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1921, 105

 

1891-92           Gouldsboro (last 8 months)

1892-94           Triangle

1894-97           New Berlin NY

1897-99           Vestal

1899-01           Morris

1901-03           Fly Creek

1903-05           Afton

1905-07           Otego

1907-10           Schuyler Lake

1910-13           Mount Vision – Schuyler Lake

1913-16           Guilford

1916-20           Sherburne

1920                Great Bend – Hallstead

 

Note: A biographical sketch of Eugene L. Jeffrey appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 349.



 

JEFFREYS, GEORGE J.     

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1892                withdrew to join Primitive Methodists



 

JENKINS, ISAAC

 

Born: 2-1-1837  Ponterwyd, South Wales                  married: Mary Lewis

Died: 10-1-1918  Utica NY                                        obit: Wyoming Conference 1923, 141

 

1859    exhorter’s license, Wesleyan Church in South Wales

1859    local preacher’s license, Wesleyan Church in South Wales

1861    license, Wesleyan Conference

1870    ordained deacon, Black River Conference

1877    ordained elder, Northern New York Conference

 

Interment: Utica NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1919, 142

 

1861-62           Swansea, South Wales

1862-64           Llandeilo circuit

1864-66           Machyulleth circuit

1866-68           emigrated to America, worked as a blacksmith

1868-69           South Trenton Welsh Mission, Black River Conference

1869                “transfer” to Black Rover Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

1869-73           South Trenton Welsh Mission

1873                charter member of Northern New York Conference

1873-75           West Sandy Creek

1875-78           Ohio

1877-79           Norway and Grey

1879-82           Cedar Lake

1882-85           Martinsburg

1885-88           Hammond

1888                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1888-91           Wilkes-Barre Welsh Mission

1891-92           Lehman

1892-95           Vestal

1895-98           Auburn

1898-00           Gibson

1900-02           Camptown

1902-04           Rome

1904-06           Litchfield

1906-08           Ouaquaga

1908                retired

 

Note: A biographical sketch of Isaac Jenkins appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 350.

 


 

JENNEY, CHESTER EZEKIEL

 

Born: 2-16-1881                                                          married: Gertrude E. Harris

Died:                                                                           obit:

                                                                                    married2: Edna Dean Pilsbury

1906    admitted on trial                                             obit2:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1906-08           Mountain Top

1908-11           Moosic

1911                withdrew, page 56

 

1925                First Presbyterian Church of St; Louis MO

 

Note: Chester E. Jenney is listed in the 1918 “general alumni” catalog of Boston University and also as having attended Union Theological School in NYC in 1911.  He is listed in various post-1911 church handbooks as a Presbyterian and/or Congregational pastor.  Chester E. Jenney may be a brother to fellow Presbyterian minister and Union Seminary attendee Ray Freeman Jenney. 



 

JENNISON, LEVI

 

Born: 1-7-1848  Lapeer NY                                        married: Florence Estelle Clark

Died: 5-28-1910  Tioga Centre NY                            obit: Wyoming Conference 1927, 127

 

1879    admitted on trial

 

Interment: McLean NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1911, 99

 

1879-80           Nanticoke

1880-82           Scranton Park Place

1882-83           Wilkes-Barre Parrish Street

1883-84           Morris

1884-87           New Berlin NY

1887-90           Guilford

1890-95           Chenango Forks

1895-99           Morris

1899-02           Lockwood

1902-04           Union Center

1904-07           Apalachin

1907-10           Tioga Centre

 

Note: A biographical sketch of Levi Jennison appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 349.



 

JENSEN, ERIC L.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Shelley

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

2007    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

2007-10           Westover  

2010                charter member Upper New York Conference

 

Note: Eric L. Jensen served as a local preacher

 


 

JENSEN, EUGENE B.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Phyllis

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1984    license

1992    ordained local deacon

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1984-85           West Chenango   (beginning 1/1984 and ending 10/1985)

1988-88           Kirkwood (beginning 11/1986)

1988-91           Thompson (beginning 7/15/1988)

1991-94           Schenevus  

1994-97           Sayre

1997-01           Springville

2001                retired

                            2001-02  Springville           

                            2002-10  Marathon  

    2010       charter member Upper New York Conference

 


 

JEWELL, CHARLES H.

 

Born: 1-1-1847  Binghamton NY                               married: Mary A. Barner

Died: 6-28-1913  Rome PA                                        obit: Wyoming Conference 1911, 100

 

?          ordained

 

Interment: Rome PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1914, 103

 

1876-78           Lanesboro

1878-80           Great Bend

1880-82           Harpursville

1882-84           on leave

1884-87           Litchfield

1887-88           on leave

1888-89           North Barton

1889-01           on leave

1901                retired

 

Note: Charles H. Jewell is the father of Harriet Jewell Vought, wife of Leonard L. Vought.  A biographical sketch of Charles H. Jewell appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 351.  Mrs. Jewell is the daughter of Silas Barner.



 

JOHNS, CHARLES E.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Gail

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1964    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference: recommended by Pittston First

1964    ordained deacon

1967    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1964-67           student, Drew Theological Seminary

1967-72           student, Syracuse University

1972-74           University of Illinois Medical Center

1974-77           Boston University School of Theology

1977-78           Throop

1978-84           Moscow

1984-98           Kingston Church of Christ Uniting (ending 1/31/1998)

1998-00           conference council director (beginning 2/1/1998)

2000-03           superintendent, Scranton District

2003                retired

    2010  transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change



 

JOHNSON, AHIRA

 

Born: 4-21-1804  Chenango County NY                   married: Lydia Stillman [1826]

Died: 1872                                                                  obit: [10/18/1804 - ?]

 

1835    admitted on trial

1837    ordained deacon, Oneida Conference

1839    ordained elder, Oneida Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1836-37           Newark

1837-39           Danby

1839-40           Newfield

1840-42           on leave

                             1841-42  Ostelic

1842-43           Tully

1843-44           Preble

1844-45           North Pitcher

1852                charter member of Wyoming Conference

1852                retired

    1856  located



 

JOHNSON, CAROL G. (SPRITE)

 

Born:                                                                           married: Steven Johnson

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

2004-10           Maine Federated

2010                “transfer” to Upper New York Conference

 

Note: Carol G. Johnson is married to Steven Johnson.  She is ordained in the United Church of Christ.



 

JOHNSON, H.B.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1883    admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1883-86           Luzerne

1886-88           Plains

1888                transfer to Japan Conference



 

JOHNSON, JAMES CHESTER

 

Born: 1-21-1855  Jenksville NY                                 married: Rosella May VanDermark

Died: 11-22-1927  Oneonta NY                                 obit: Wyoming Conference 1918, 133

 

1879    local preacher’s license

1882    admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1928, 137

 

1881-83           West Danby

1883-85           South Danby

1885-87           Windham

1887-91           Camptown

1891-96           Newton

1896-99           Union

1899-01           Schenevus

1901-02           on leave

1902                retired

                                            Oneonta Elm Park

                             1923-27  East Worcester

 

Note: A biographical sketch of James C. Johnson appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 352.

 


 

JOHNSON, JOHN WESLEY

 

Born: 2-9-1872  Oak Hill NY                                     married: May D. Hinds

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1896    local preacher’s license

1897    admitted on trial

?          ordained

 

Interment:

Obit: Wyoming Conference

 

1896-97           Campville (6 months)

1897-00           Orwell

1900-03           West Nicholson

1903-07           Skinner's Eddy

1907-11           New Milford

1911                withdrew, page 56

 

Note: A biographical sketch of John W. Johnson appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 352. 

 


 

JOHNSON, RODNEY E.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1972    license

1998    ordained local deacon

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1970-73           McDonough  

1973-78           Davenport  

1978-79           (not appointed)

1979-98           Emmons  

1998                retired

                            1998-99  Emmons  

                            1999-06  Emmons   – Cooperstown Junction  

                            2010        transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change

 

Note: Rodney E. Johnson served as a local preacher.



 

JOHNSON, STEVEN

 

Born:                                                                           married: Carol G. Sprite

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

2004-10           Maine Federated

2010                “transfer” to Upper New York Conference

 

Note: Steven Johnson is married to Carol G. Johnson.  He ordained in the United Church of Christ.

 


 

JOHNSON, THOMAS F.

                                  

Born: 8-28-1825  Danbury CT                                    married:
Died: 3-11-1874  Litchfield PS                                  obit:

 

1872    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment: Maple Grove Cemetery, Candor NY
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1874, 41

 

1872-74           Herrick

 

Note:  Thomas F. Johnson served as a local preacher and as a supply preacher for more than 20 years before prior to receiving his conference license.  A brief biography of Thomas F. Johnson appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 200.



 

JONES, ALVAH R.

                                      

Born: 1818                                                                  married: Martha _____

Died: 3-20-1894  Philadelphia PA                              obit:

 

1849    admitted on trial, East Genesee Conference

1855    admitted on trial, East Genesee Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1849-50           Urbana           

1850                discontinued

1855-56           Laporte

1856                discontinued

                        “transfer” to Wyoming Conference

1858-60           LeRaysville

1860-61           Salem

1861-62           Cherry Ridge

1862-64           ?

1864-65           chaplain, US Army

 

Note: A Rev. A.R. Jones was a Methodist missionary in Bulgaria in the 1880’s.



 

JONES, BETH E. (STOKES)

 

Born:                                                                           married: Thomas Jones

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1996    admitted on trial, Central Pennsylvania Conference

1999    ordained deacon

2001    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1996-98           student, Wesley Theological Seminary

                            1996-97  associate, Williamsport First

1998                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1998-03           Dalton

2003-10           Dorranceton

2010                transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change



 

JONES, FRED J.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1889    admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1889-91           Preston

1891-93           Morris

1893-95           Lisle

1895-98           on leave

1898                withdrew



 

JONES, GEORGE

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1853    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1853-54           Tioga

1854-55           South Danby

1855-56           Berkshire

1856                no longer listed


 

JONES, J. AUTHUR

 

Born: 7-28-1880  Ingalls IN                                       married: Emma Arla Mitchell

Died: 8-29-1964  Honesdale PA                                obit: Wyoming Conference 1947, 729

                                                                                    Married2: Mary Fromer

1906    admitted on trial, North Indiana Conference obit2:

 

Interment: Newark Valley NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference  1965, 248

 

1906-08           Twelve Mile

1908-10           student

1910                transfer to New York East Conference

1910-13           Bellport and Seaford, Long Island

1913                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1913-16           Gibson

1916                Scranton West Park (ending 11/1/1916)

1916-19           Damascus (beginning 11/1/1916)

1919-22           Dalton

1922-26           Trucksville

1926-31           Pittston

1931-34           Waverly NY

1934-37           Scranton Providence

1937-41           Wyoming

1941-44           Mountaintop

1944-48           Newark Valley

1948                retired


 

JONES, JOHN F.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1877    admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1877-78           Jenningsville

1878-80           Fairdale

1880-81           Franklin Forks

1881-84           Hawleyton

1884-87           Vestal

1887-91           Brooklyn

1891-94           Scranton Park Place

1894-95           Montrose

1895-96           Union

1896-98           on leave

1898-99           Chenango Forks

1899-00           Castle Creek

1900                withdrew



 

JONES, WILLIAM A.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Jean

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1962    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1962    ordained deacon

1965    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1961-64           Thompson (beginning 5/14/1961)

1964-70           Beach Lake

1970-77           Hawleyton  

1977-86           Binghamton   Boulevard

1986-92           superintendent, Scranton District

1992                retired

    2010  transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change



 

JORDAN, ANITA L.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

2002    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

2002-07           Nicholson

2007-08           (not appointed)

2008-10           Forest City

2010                transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change

 

Note: Anita L. Jordan served as a local preacher.



 

JUDD, CHARLES WESLEY

                                  

Born: 1-30-1829  Berkshire NY                                 married:
Died: 2-11-1880  Wilkes-Barre PA                            obit:

 

1854    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1857    ordained deacon

 

Interment: Candor NY
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1880, 35

 

                        Tioga circuit

                        student, Charlotteville Seminary

1854-55           Susquehanna and Lanesboro

1855-56           Chocomut mission

1856-57           Spencer

1857-59           Berkshire

1859-65           missionary to India

1865                charter member of India Conference

1865-79           India

1879                returned to US

 

Note:  Charles W. Judd is the son of Gaylord Judd and a brother to William J. Judd.  A brief biography of Charles W. Judd appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 201.



 

JUDD, GAYLORD

                                  

Born: 10-7-1784  Watertown CT                                married: Sally Higley
Died: 3-6-1859                                                            obit: [5/18/1787 – 12/22/1820]

                                                                                    married2: Jane M. Mather

1821    admitted on trial, Genesee Conference          obit2: [11/28/1790 - ?]

 

Interment: Candor NY
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1859, 19

 

1821-22           Wyalusing

1822-23           Tioga

1823-24           Wyoming

1824-25           Tioga

1825-27           Broome

1827-28           Caroline

1828-29           Berkshire

1829                charter member of Oneida Conference

1829-30           Berkshire

1830-31           Caroline

1831-33           Speedsville

1833-34           Spencer

1834-36           Candor

1836-37           Berkshire

1837-39           Flemingville

1839-41           Danby

1841                retired

    1852  Charter member of Wyoming Conference

 

Note:  Gaylord Judd is the father of Charles Wesley Judd and of William J. Judd and of Ransom A. Judd (1835-1862) of the Minnesota Conference [died a chaplain in the Civil War], and the grandfather of William B. Judd (1866-1907) of the Newark Conference.  A brief biography of Gaylord Judd appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 201.



 

JUDD, WILLIAM J.

 

Born: 4-14-1833  Flemingville NY                             married: Frances Ward Bacon

Died: 12-30-1906  Marlboro NJ                                 obit: Wyoming Conference 1922, 130

 

1857    admitted on trial

1860    ordained deacon

1862    ordained elder

 

Interment: Candor NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1907, 110

 

1857-58           Caroline Center

1858-59           Tioga Center

1859-60           Union

1860-61           Kingston and New Troy

1861-62           Kingston and Wyoming

1862-64           Scranton Hyde Park

1864-67           Pittston

1867-70           Honesdale

1870-73           Scranton Providence

1873-74           Montrose

1874-76           Norwich

1876-79           Susquehanna

1879-82           Newark

1882-85           Binghamton High Street

1885-87           on leave

1887-89           Scranton Park Place

1889                retired

 

Note: William J. Judd is the son of Gaylord Judd, a brother to of Charles Wesley Judd, and the father of William B. Judd (1866-1907) of the Newark Conference.  A biographical sketch of William J. Judd appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 351.