Northern Tier Pastors

 

These are pastors who served northern tier Pennsylvania Methodist churches before 1852 when the Wyoming Conference was formed or before 1962, when the conference boundaries were adjusted to match state lines and those remaining Pennsylvania churches entered the Central Pennsylvania Conference.  The dates/charges they served involving present Susquehanna Conference territory are highlighted in bold face type.  Pastors who transitioned into the Wyoming Conference in 1852 or the Central Pennsylvania Conference in 1962 appear in those data bases and so NOT appear in this data base.

Prior to 1852 the eastern northern Pennsylvania charges were served variously by the Baltimore and Philadelphia Conferences (prior to 1810), the Genesee Conference (1810-1829), and the Oneida Conference (1829-1852).

Prior to 1962 the more western charges were served by conferences based in New York state – mainly the Genesee Conference (Potter and western Tioga counties) and Central New York Conference (Bradford and eastern Tioga counties). 

Notes: This region was involved in several boundary changes before joining the Central Pennsylvania Conference in 1962.

(1)   The Genesee Conference was split from the Philadelphia Conference in 1810 and became the mother conference for the area from which all the other conferences were split off.  It still existed in 1962 – except that from 1872-76, for one quadrennium, it was called the Western New York Conference.

(2)   The Oneida Conference was split off from the Genesee Conference in 1829, and the Wyoming Conference and Central New York Conference were split off from the Oneida Conference in 1852 and 1868 respectively.  Pastors who transferred from the Oneida Conference into the newly-formed Wyoming Conference in 1852 do NOT appear in this list and appear in the “regular” Wyoming Conference list.

(3)   The East Genesee Conference was split off from the Genesee Conference in 1848 and dissolved in 1872 when it was split between the Genesee [then temporarily called Western New York] Conference and Central New York Conference.

(4)   In 1876, the Pennsylvania churches east of US 15 were placed in the Genesee Conference. [Officially, this is what happened in 1876: The East Genesee Conference was restored, and then it was immediately joined to the Western New York Conference to re-form the Genesee Conference, essentially as it had been in 1848 when the East Genesee Conference was split off.]

(5)   In 1880, the Pennsylvania churches east of US 15 were returned to the Central New York Conference.

The northern tier churches therefore were served as follows:

1810-1848       Genesee Conference

                            [1829-1852 split between Genesee Conference and Oneida Conference]

1848-1872       East Genesee Conference

1872-1876       split between Genesee [Western New York] Conference and Central New York Conference

1876-1880       Genesee Conference

1880-1962       split between Genesee Conference and Central New York Conference

 


 

ABBOTT, ASA G.

 

Born: 9-11-1803  VT [or PA?]                                   married: Phebe Bushnell

Died: 2-11-1877  Chenango County NY                    obit: [6/1/1804 – 4/17/1882]

 

 

Interment: Westview Cemetery, German Four Corners NY

Obit:

 

1841-42           Westfield

 

Note: The 1889 Free Baptist Cyclopedia states: “He entered the ministry with the Methodists at an early age, but later removed to Chenango County NY and spend the last twenty years of his ministry with the Free Baptists.”


 

ABRAHAMS, THOMAS S.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1865    admitted on trial, East Genesee Conference

 

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1864-66           Lawrenceville

1866                discontinued

                        “transfer” to Wyoming Conference

1874                transfer to North Carolina Conference

 

Note: The 1887 Catalogue of Living Union College (NY) Alumni lists him as an 1859 graduate living as a clergyman in Trenton NJ. The 1905 Dickinson College Alumni Directory lists Thomas S. Abrahams as a non-graduate member of the class of 1857 living in Philadelphia PA. This surname also appears as ABRAHAM.


 

ADAMS, CHARLES MILTON

 

 

Born: 3-11-1853                                                          married: Stella M. Prutsman

Died: 7-12-1931                                                          obit: Central New York Conference 1919, 135

 

1880    admitted on trial, Texas Conference

1880    ordained deacon, Texas Conference

1885    ordained elder, Central New York Conference

 

Interment: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Port Byron NY

Obit: Central New York Conference 1931, 766

 

1880-81           Henrietta

1881-82           Terrytown, Central New York Conference

1882                transfer to Central New York Conference

1882-84           Leona

1884-85           Gorham

1885-88           Burlington

1888-90           Mainesburg

1890-92           Millport and Pine Valley

1892-95           Mecklenburg

1895-99           Seneca Castle

1899-00           Chittenango

1900-01           Ludlowville

1901-02           Liverpool

1902-03           Red Creek

1903-05           South Onondaga

1905-06           Burdette

1906-11           on leave

1911                retired

 

 

 

 


 

ADAMS, JOHN ROBERT

 

Born: 5-1-1859                                                            married: Marian Baldwin

Died: 10-25-1942                                                        obit: Genesee Conference 1932, 126

 

1884    license

1888    admitted on trial, Genesee Conference

1890    ordained deacon, Genesee Conference

ordained elder

 

Interment: North Chili Rural Cemetery, North Chili NY

Obit: Genesee Conference 1943, 643

 

1888-91           Clarkson and Sweden

1891-94           Lockport Second

1894-99           Bergen

1899-07           Albion

1907-11           Batavia

1911-13           Hornell Park

1913-18           Corning First

1918-20           Galeton

1920-22           Canisteo

1922-27           Bath First

1927-29           Attica

1929                retired

                             1931-32      Knowlesville and Eagle Harbor (part year)

                             1932-34      West Barre

 


 

ADAMS, LEVI DELANO

 

Born: 4-16-1873  Eldred PA                                      married: Lillian Wilson

Died: 10-8-1954                                                          obit: Genesee Conference 1952, 141

 

1893    license to preach

1897    admitted on trial, Genesee Conference

1899    ordained deacon, Genesee Conference

ordained elder, Genesee Conference

 

Interment: Hartland Central Cemetery, Hartland NY

Obit: Genesee Conference 1955, 823

 

1897-98           Sawyer City

1898-00           Covington

1900-03           Mt. Alton

1903-04           Stannards and Shongo

1904-08           Ceres

1908-14           Hartland

1914-17           Somerset

1917-20           Knoxville

1920-31           Marilla

1931-38           Eden

1938                retired

 

 


 

AGARD, HORACE

 

Born: 5-26-1785  Litchfield CT                                  married: Lovina L. _____

Died: 1-8-1850  Nichols NY                                      obit:

                                                                                    married2: Mary Polly Stone (8/14/1808)

1819    admitted on trial, Genesee Conference           obit2: [9/26/1783 – 11/25/1867]

1821    ordained deacon, Genesee Conference

1823    ordained elder

 

Interment: Asbury Cemetery, Nichols NY

Obit: Oneida Conference 1850, 498

 

1819-20           Catharine

1820-21           Wyalusing

1821-22           Spener

1822-23           Owego

1823-25           Broome

1825-26           Wyalusing

1826-29           superintendent, Susquehanna District

1829                charter member of the Oneida Conference


 

ALLATT, GEORGE HANSON

 

Born: 7-12-1849  York, England                                married: Ella Ellis

Died: 4-20-1918  Hicksville NY                                obit: Genesee Conference 1942, 462

 

1884    admitted on trial, Genesee Conference

1886    ordained deacon, Genesee Conference

ordained elder, Genesee Conference

 

Interment: Bethpage Cemetery, Farmingdale NY

Obit: Genesee Conference 1918, 111

 

1884-85           Ebenton

1885-88           Gaines

1888-90           Cameron

1890-92           Jasper

1892-97           Newfane

1897-00           Chili

1900-03           Royalton

1903-05           Hilton

1905-07           Clarence

1907-08           assistant, Newfane and Olcott

1908-09           on leave

1909                retired

 

Note George H. Allatt is the brother of James W. Allatt.


 

ALLATT, JAMES WILLIAM

 

Born: 1-11-1861  York, England                                married: Louisa Bowers

Died: 1-23-1950  Avon NY                                        obit: Genesee Conference 1939, 743

 

1898    license to preach

1899    admitted on trial, Genesee Conference

1901    ordained deacon, Genesee Conference

1903    ordained elder, Genesee Conference

 

Interment: Avon Cemetery, Avon NY

Obit: Genesee Conference 1950, 549

 

1897-98           Big Creek (last half of the year)

1898-01           Little Marsh

1901-04           Cameron

1904-07           Canaseraga

1907-09           Mecedon Center and Perinton

1909-15           Avon

1915-22           Victor

1922-24           Penfield

1924-29           Avon

1929                retired

                             1929-30      Greigsville

                             1931-32      Scottsville

                             1932-33      Fowlersville

                             1933-35      Scottsville

 


 

ALLINGTON, FRANK JAY

 

Born: 4-3-1857                                                            married: Jennie Benedict

Died: 7-14-1937                                                          obit: Central New York Conference 1912, 147

                                                                                    married2: Leonora Linsley

1895    license to exhort                                              obit2: Central New York Conference 1926, 602

1896    license to preach

1899    admitted on trial, East Genesee Conference

1901    ordained deacon, East Genesee Conference

1903    ordained elder, East Genesee Conference

 

Interment: Nettle Valley Cemetery, Potter NY

Obit: Central New York Conference 1937, 272

 

1896-00           Sheldrake

1900-02           Beaver Dams

1902-05           Burdette and Reynoldsville

1905-08           Mainesburg

1908-09           Martville, Ida and Bethel

1909-26           North Lansing and Asbury

 

 

 


 

ANDERSON, EVERETT AUGUSTINE

 

Born: 5-24-1856  Granger NY                                               married: Catherine E. Beers [1899]

Died: 2-27-1927  Bath NY                                                     obit: Genesee Conference 1938, 576

 

1895    admitted on trial, Genesee Conference

1897    ordained deacon, Genesee Conference

ordained elder, Genesee Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Genesee Conference 1927, 776

 

1895-96           Lawrenceville

1896-98           Greenwood

1898-02           Tioga

1902-07           East Charleston

1907-09           Cameron

1909-10           Cohocton

1910-11           Darien

 

Note: Everett A. Anderson was a newspaper publisher for some years before entering the ministry.  Mrs. Anderson [aka Kathryn E. Anderson] is buried in the Evergreen Cemetery, Tioga PA, and so may Everett A. Anderson.

 


 

ANDRESON, SOREN HENRY FIANE

 

Born: 2-22-1912  Brooklyn  NY                                married: Gertrude May Crouch [1937]

Died: 4-10-1987  Norfolk VA                                                obit: [8/191914 – 4/4/1995]

 

1935    license

1940    admitted on trial, Genesee Conference

1942    ordained deacon, Genesee Conference

1943    ordained elder

 

Interment: Rosewood Memorial Park, Virginia Beach VA

Obit:

 

1937-40           Roulette

1940-43           Castile

1943-44           Friendship

1944-60           chaplain, US Navy

1960                located

 

Note: S. Henry Andreson and Gertrude Crouch graduated from Houghton College in 1939, where his name is given as HENRY SOREN ANDRESON.   He graduated from Colgate-Rochester Divinity School in 1943.  He appears to be living in Norfolk VA in 1961.  This surname name appears on the grave markers and in the SSDI as ANDRESEN.


 

ANDREWS, HENRY CRANMER

 

Born: 2-20-1848                                                          married: Lydia Lora Oltz

Died: 9-23-1932                                                          obit: Central New York Conference 1925, 327

 

1870    license to exhort

1871    license to preach

1877    admitted on trial, Central New York Conference

1879    ordained deacon, Central New York Conference

1881    ordained elder, Central New York Conference

 

Interment: Hillside Cemetery, Dundee NY

Obit: Central New York Conference 1932, 168

 

1871-72           Millerton

1872-73           Breesport

1873-74           Pompey Hill

1874-75           Oran

1875-76           not appointed

1876-77           Georgetown

1877-79           Pratt’s Hollow

1879-80           Clockville

1880-82           Union Valley

1882-85           Morrisville

1885-86           Mottville

1886-88           Williamson

1888-90           Troy

1890-93           Phoenix

1893-96           Newfield

1896-99           Cayuga and Fosterville

1899-02           Seneca Castle and Hopewell Center

1902-05           Dundee and Starkey

1905-09           Middlesex and Vine Valley

1909-10           Rose and Butler Center

1910-11           Fleming and Scipioville

1911-15           Trye and Junius

1915-17           Bridgeport

1917-18           Euclid

1918-20           Kirkville

1920                retired

 


 

ANDREWS, HOWARD ISRAEL

 

Born: 4-1-1873                                                            married: Lena Burton

Died: 2-16-1940                                                          obit: Central New York Conference 1972, 160

 

1891    license to exhort

1894    license to preach

1899    admitted on trial, East Genesee Conference

1899    ordained deacon, East Genesee Conference

1903    ordained elder, East Genesee Conference

 

Interment: Maple Grove Cemetery, Clyde NY

Obit: Central New York Conference 1940, 105

 

1898-99           East Homer (last four months)

1899-00           Montezuma

1900-04           Groton

1904-06           Trumansburg

1906-08           Seneca, Castle and Hopewell Center

1908-10           Elmira Riverside

1910-16           Penn Yan

1916-24           Towanda

1924-26           Auburn First

 


 

ANDRUS, FRANK GUION

 

Born: 9-16-1874  Byram CT                                      married: Ethlyn Mighells [6/8/1911]

Died: 2-16-1951  Wyoming NY                                 obit: Genesee Conference 1954, 591

 

1902    license

1904    admitted on trial, Northern New York Conference

1913    ordained deacon, Central New York Conference

ordained elder

 

Interment: Warsaw Cemetery, Warsaw NY

Obit: Genesee Conference 1951, 780

 

1904-05           Point Peninsula

1905-07           Three Mile Bay

1907-08           Ox Bow

1908-09           Ava

1909                discontinued

1910                “transfer” to Central New York Conference

1910-12           Terrytown

1912-14           Elmira Pennsylvania Avenue

1914-16           Chemung

1916                “transfer” to Congregational Church

1916-19           Richford

1919-23           Black Creek

1923                “transfer” to Genesee Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

1923-25           Wyoming

1925-28           Shinglehouse

1928-29           Greenwood

1929-30           Prattsburg

1930-33           Cameron

1933-34           Genesee and Shongo

1934-35           Caneadea

1935-38           Wyoming

1938-41           Dexter and Middle Ridge

                             1938-40      Delmar

1941                retired


 

ANGUS, DAVID

 

Born: 7-15-1867  Scotland                                         married: Catherine Adeline Sherwin (11/28/1891)

Died: 12-17-1947  Johnsonburg NY                          obit: [8/26/1867 – 5/4/1936]

                                                                                    married2: Ruby A. Syler (6/15/1937)

Interment: Hinsdale Cemetery, Maplehurst NY        obit2: [2/22/1887 – 5/9/1959]

Obit: [Genesee Conference 1948, 121]

 

1907-09           Delmar

 

1928-38           Johnsonburg

 

Note: David Angus served as a supply preacher.  He is otherwise unknown.

 


 

ARCHIBALD, JOHN WALTER

 

Born: 4-3-1858  Alpine NY                                       married: Helen Weston [1882]

Died: 3-13-1945 DeLand FL                                      obit: Genesee Conference 1928, 112

                                                                                    married2: Mrs. Anna K. Flyte Conrad Bryant [c1934]

1881    license                                                             obit2: Genesee Conference 1937, 364

1884    admitted on trial, Genesee Conference           married3: Alice Griggs [1937]

1887    ordained deacon, Genesee Conference           obit3: Genesee Conference 1951, 783

ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit: Genesee Conference 1945, 316

 

1881-82           Youngstown

1882-83           Holland

1883-84           Bowmansville

1884-85           Belmont

1885-87           Ellicottville

1887-88           Turtle Point

1888-89           Sanborn

1889-91           Delevan

1891-92           Arcade

1892-93           Colden, Boston and West Falls

1892-99           on leave

                             1893-96      Alden

                             1896-97      Derrick City

                             1898-99      Stafford

1899-00           Stafford

1900-02           Birdsall

1903-04           Alexander

1904-05           Scottsburg ans Sparta

1905-07           West Sparta

1907-11           Johnsonburg

1911-13           Wiscoy

1913-15           Hinsdale

1915-17           Cameron

1917-19           West Valley

1919-20           Woodhull

1920-21           Westfield

1921-22           Cohocton

1922-25           Hamlin

1925-26           Bristol Center

1926-28           East Otto

1928                retired

                             1928-32      Elicottville

 

Note: The second Mrs. Archibald (nee Flyte) was the widow of a Mr. Jonas B. Conrad (1860-1887) and a Mr. Warren G. Bryant (1865-1924).


 

ARMITAGE, JOHN B.

 

Born: 4-30-1820  Galen NY                                       married: Mary P. Reynolds

Died: 4-30-1884  Ionia NY                                        obit: [11/15/1833 – 3/7/1903]

 

1854    admitted on trial, Wisconsin Conference

1857    ordained deacon, East Genesee Conference

ordained elder, East Genesee Conference

 

Interment: Millers Corners Cemetery, Ionia NY

Obit:

 

1856                transfer to East Genesee Conference

1856-57           Canadice

1857-58           Enfield

1858-59           Baldwin

1859-60           Millport

1860-61           Loyalsock

1861-62           Ridge

1862-64           Taylorsville

1864-65           Grove

1865                located

                             1867-68  Millers Corners [Ionia]

 

Note: John B. Armitage attended the Methodist school in Lima NY, where he met his wife.  He retired to take up farming at Ionia (then called Millers Corners) in 1866.


 

ARMSTRONG, WILLIAM

 

Born: 5-31-1828  Blantyre, Scotland                         married: Emeline Charlotte Perry

Died: 6-8-1889  Millers Corners NY                         obit: Genesee Conference 1916, 141

 

1854    admitted on trial, East Genesee Conference

1856    ordained deacon, East Genesee Conference

ordained elder, East Genesee Conference

 

Interment: Main Street Cemetery, Canton PA

Obit: Genesee Conference 1889, 128

 

1854-56           Brookfield

1856-58           Ulster

1858-59           Monroeton

1859-60           conference missionary

1860-61           Southport

1861-63           Hector

1863-64           Milo Center

1864-66           Wellsville

1866-72           retired [on leave?]

1872                transfer to Genesee Conference by change of boundaries

 


 

ARNOLD, WILLIAM BUFFINGTON

 

Born: 7-20-1885  New York NY                                married: Annette K. Henwood [4/14/1914]

Died: 11-11-1965  Niagara Falls NY                         obit: Genesee Conference 1942, 462

 

1911    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1914    ordained deacon

 

Interment:

Obit: Western New York Conference 1966, 819

 

1911-12           Foster

1912-13           Lackawaxen

1913-16           Skinner’s Eddy

1916-20           Mehoopany

1920-22           on leave

1922                transfer to Genesee Conference

1920-22           Cameron

1920-24           Lawrenceville

1924-26           Hammondsport

1926-30           Sanborn and Pekin

1930-37           Buffalo South Park and Lackawanna

1937-39           Stephen’s Mills Parish

1939-43           Holland, Protection and Colden

1943-44           Castile

1944-48           Ellicottville

                             1944-45      East Otto

                             1945-48      West Valley

1948-50           on leave

1950                retired

 

Note: William B. Arnold is the grandson of Rev. Calvin V. Arnold (1822-1900) of the Wyoming Conference.  Mrs. Arnold is buried in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Dunmore PA, but the burial site for W.B. Arnold is not known.


ASQUITH, FRANK WESLEY

 

Born: 12-16-1868  Germantown PA                          married: Leonora Conn

Died: 3-19-1943  Scio NY                                         obit: Genesee Conference 1950, 562

 

1897    license, Baptist Church

 

Interment: Fairlawn Cemetery, Scio NY

Obit: Genesee Conference 1943, 645

 

1897-99           Montgomery WV

1899-03           East Pharsalia NY

1903-05           Fleming NY

1905-07           Easton PA

1907-13           Susquehanna PA

1913-18           missionary work in NY, VT and PA

1918                “transfer” to Genesee Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

1918-19           Hinsdale

1919-21           Scio

1921-22           Ellicottville

1922-23           Osceola

1923-25           Gainesville

1925-28           North Ridge

1928-29           Alden

1929-31           Royalton, West Royalton and West Shelby

1931-34           Holland and Protection

1934-35           Knowlesville and Eagle Harbor

1935-36           Genesee and Shongo

1936-37           Alabama and Basom

1937                retired


 

AUSTIN, JOEL H.

 

Born: 10-4-1826  Tioga County PA                           married: Irene Amanda “Irena” Ludington

Died: 3-15-1909  Goshen IN                                      obit: [8/2/1831 – 1/29/1902]

 

1858    admitted on trial, East Genesee Conference

1860    ordained deacon, East Genesee Conference

ordained elder, East Genesee Conference

 

Interment: Oakridge Cemetery, Goshen IN

Obit:

 

1858-59           Frenchtown (French Asylum)

1859-60           Charlestown

1860-62           Chatham (Little Marsh)

1862-64           Brookfield

1864-66           Caton

1866-67           Enfield

1867-69           Beaver Dams

1869-70           Tuscarora

1870                expelled

 

 


 

AVERY, HENRY THOMAS

 

Born: 7-28-1819  Groton CT                                      married: Mary Ann Avery [4/16/1844]

Died: 9-4-1890  Scott County AR                              obit: [9/11/1801 – 12/11/1867]

                                                                                    married2: Lucy Ann Wagner [1/1/1868]

1852    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference        obit2: [10/1/1844 - ?]

1855    ordained deacon, Genesee Conference

1857    ordained elder, East Genesee Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1852-53           Broome

1853-54           Vestal

1854-55           Flemingville NY

1855-56           Colly (Sullivan County PA)

1856                transfer to East Genesee Conference

1856-58           Loyalsock

1858-60           Canton

1860                located

 

Note: Henry T. Avery moved to Iowa, where there is no record that he served as a pastor.  Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 775, states that H.T. Avery served Ulster-Athens 1859-60 but left in mid-year “because of discouragements.”  This agrees with his 1860 location, but not with printed records of the East Genesee Conference.  There was a Rev. H.T. Avery in the Methodist Protestant Church in Oklahoma in the late 1800’s.  The widowed second Mrs. Avery married [1892] a Mr. Edgar Bowen ([1837-1901) and then [1907] a Rev. Roswell Benjamin Moore ([1834-1909), affiliation unknown.

 


 

AYRES, WEBB WILFORD

 

Born: 6-14-1896  NY                                                 married: Peral Murnan

Died: 12-9-1988  Kenosha WI                                   obit: [3/6/1891 – 11/28/1975]

 

1921    license

1924    admitted on trial, Genesee Conference

1928    ordained deacon, Genesee Conference

1930    ordained elder

 

Interment: Prospect Hill Cemetery, Perry Center NY

Obit: Genesee Conference

 

1924-27           Greigsville – Covington

1927-33           Springville

                             1927-30      Collins Center

                             1930-33      Boston

1933-39           Wayland

1939-41           Hornell East Avenue – Almond

1941-47           Medina

1947-48           withdrew

1948-50           Westfield – North Fork – Cowanesque

1950-               Mount Morris

 


 

BABCOCK, JOHN WESLEY

 

Born: 9-29-1900  Howland Me                                  married: Bernice May Fleming

Died: 4-6-1987  Clarence NY                                    obit: [2/12/1910 – 12/29/2007]

1931    license

1938    admitted on trial, Genesee Conference

1940    ordained deacon, Genesee Conference

ordained elder

 

Interment: Howland Cemetery, Howland ME

Obit: Western New York Conference 1987, 329

 

1931-34           Little Marsh

1934-38           Woodhull

1938-40           Avoca and Wallace

1940-48           Naples

1948-50           Middleport

1950-               Marlia - Alden


 

BACON, HOWARD SMITH

 

Born: 2-15-1884  Victory NY                                                married: Delaphine Bennett

Died: 4-29-1971  Lake Worth FL                                           obit: Central New York Conference 1979, 285

 

1904    license to preach

1908    admitted on trial, Central New York Conference

1910    ordained deacon, Central New York Conference

 

 

Interment:

Obit: Central New York Conference 1971 143,146

 

1904-06           North Huron

1906-07           Venice Center

1907-09           Union Valley

1909-12           Cuyler

1912-15           Fayetteville

1915-19           Lysander and Little Utica

1919-21           Williamson

1921-26           Canton


 

BAILEY, ARTHUR JAMES 

 

Born: 3-17-1880  Centerville NY                               married: Katherine Elizabeth Davies (12/25/1901)

Died: 1-1-1957  Wellsville NY                                  obit: Genesee Conference 1959, 906

 

1916    license

1917    admitted on trial, Genesee Conference

1919    ordained deacon, Genesee Conference

ordained elder

 

Interment: Forest Hills Cemetery, Belmont NY

Obit: Genesee Conference 1957, 391

 

1916-18           Johnsonburg First

1918-23           Machias

1923-25           Salamanca People’s

1925-30           Eldred

1930-34           Olean – People’s – Allegany

1934-43           Shinglehouse – Ceres

1943-52           Genesee – Shongo – Stannards

1952                retired

                             1952-          Kanona – Wheeler – Mitchelville – Towlesville

 

Note: Some sources give Mrs. Bailey’s maiden name as Davis.


 

BALDWIN, EMORY ABEL

 

Born: 3-22-1853                                                          married: Jennie F. _____

Died: 1-3-1941                                                            obit: [1853 – 1939]

 

1874    exhorter’s license, Ortega

1875    local preacher’s license, Wyoming Conference

1880    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1882    ordained deacon, Wyoming Conference

1884    ordained elder, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment: Weedsport Rural Cemetery, Weedsport NY

Obit: Michigan Conference 1941, 885

 

1880-81           North Norwich

1881-83           Willett

1883-84           Onaquaga

1884-86           Sanford

1886-89           Sidney Centre

1889                transfer to Central New York Conference

1889-92           East Canton

 


 

BALMER, JOHN ERNEST

 

Born: 5-6-1883  Delhi, Ontario                                  married: Ivy Mast [1907]

Died: 12-21-1921  Bolivar NY                                   obit: Western New York Conference 1976, 241

 

license

admitted on trial, Detroit Conference

ordained deacon

ordained elder

 

Interment: Maple Lawn Cemetery, Bolivar NY

Obit: Genesee Conference 1922, 488

 

                        Transfer to Genesee Conference

1918-19           Coudersport

 

Note: J. Ernest Balmer is the preferred usage.


 

BARBERRY, HERMAN L.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1924    license

1928    admitted on trial, Genesee Conference

1935    ordained deacon, Genesee Conference

ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1924-26           Roulette

1926-28           Cary IL

1928-35           North Chicago IL

1935-38           Troupsburg

1938-39           Westfield

1939-               Canisteo

 

                        New York City Marble Collegiate Church

 

Note: The Roulette historical booklet describes H.L. Barberry as “an English bachelor.”  He apparently was associated for a time with the Marble Collegiate Church in NYC, but not as the lead pastor.  In 1984, he spoke at the Jacksonville Methodist Campmeeting in East Machias ME – but he is no linger listed in the General Minutes as a UMC pastor.


 

BARKER, THOMAS B.

 

Born: 4-24-1828  Kingston PA                                  married:

Died: 4-26-1898  Scranton PA                                   obit:

 

1855    admitted on trial, East Genesee Conference

1857    ordained deacon, East Genesee Conference

 

Interment: Forty Fort Cemetery, Forty Fort PA

Obit:

 

1855-56           Tioga

1856-57           Covington

1857-58           Wellsboro

1858                located

                        “transfer” to the Episcopal Church

        -64           assistant, Philadelphia Grace

1864-81           Lancaster St. John’s

1881-               Carbondale Trinity

1896                “transfer” to Wyoming Conference

 

Note: Thomas B. Barker is a brother to Rev. Abel Gunn Barker (1811-1886) of the Wyoming Conference, and he is an uncle to Rev. William Morris Barker (1854-1901), a bishop in the Episcopal Church.  Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference states he was “for many years a minister in the Protestant Episcopal Church, who within a few years before his death united with the Elm Park Church of Scranton, and whose orders were recognized by the Conference of 1896.”


 

BARNETT, JOHN WESLEY

 

Born: 5-27-1852  Gloucester, England                      married: Alice M. Sweet

Died: 9-10-1925  Weymouth MA                              obit: Genesee Conference 1939, 744

 

1877    license to preach

1878    admitted on trial, Genesee Conference

1880    ordained deacon, Genesee Conference

ordained elder, Genesee Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Genesee Conference 1925, 349

 

1877-78           Conesus

1878-79           Knoxville

1879-80           East Troy

1880-83           Johnsonburg

1883-86           Friendship

1886-87           Westfield

1887-89           Wayland

1889-94           Portville

1894-97           Bolivar

1897-99           Port Allegany

1899-02           Duke Center

1902-04           Springwater and Canadice

1904-06           Hartland

1906-10           Millville

1910-11           Garland and Otis

 


 

BARRETT, OWEN CHARLES

 

Born: 5-21-1890  Berrytown PA                                married: Flora Bessie Briggs

Died: 8-20-1976  Sayre PA                                        obit: Central New York Conference 1967, 186

 

1914    license to preach

1918    admitted on trial, Central New York Conference

1920    ordained deacon, Central New York Conference

1922    ordained elder, Central New York Conference

 

Interment: Glenwood Cemetery, Troy PA

Obit: Central New York Conference 1977, 226

 

1914-15           New Albany

1917-18           Laquin (part year)

1918-21           Enfield and Kennedy’s

1921-26           East Canton

1926-33           East Troy, Leona and West Burlington

1933-37           Blossburg

1937-47           East Smithfield, Wetona and Big Pond

1947-52           Daggett, Webb Mills and Roseville

1952-58           East Canton, Windfall and West Franklin

1958                retired

     1958-63      East Smithfield

                             1963-76      assistant, Troy

 


 

BASFORD, LEONARD FREDERICK

 

Born: 2-17-1891  Cambridge, England                      married: Edith Grace Dunning

Died: 8-8-1984  DeWitt NY                                       obit: Central New York Conference 1972, 160

                                                                                    married2: Bessie Harriet Ward

1914    license to preach                                             obit2: North Central New York Conference 1992, 357

1916    admitted on trial, East Genesee Conference

1919    ordained deacon, East Genesee Conference

1921    ordained elder, East Genesee Conference

 

Interment: White Chapel Memory Gardens, DeWitt NY

Obit: Central New York Conference 1985, 223

 

1914-17           Daggett

1917-20           Perryville

1920-22           Chittenango

1922-26           Preble

 

Note: The second Mrs. Basford (nee Ward) was the widow of a Mr. Paul Montgomery Sherman (1883-1946) and a Mr. Guy Edward Crist (1893-1953)


 

BATTEY, ARTHUR WILSON

 

Born: 1-13-1865                                                          married: Carrie Belle Webster

Died: 6-18-1938                                                          obit: Central New York Conference 1964, 159

 

1891    license to exhort

1892    license to preach

1893    admitted on trial, East Genesee Conference

1895    ordained deacon, East Genesee Conference

1897    ordained elder, East Genesee Conference

 

Interment: Evergreen Cemetery, Scipioville NY

Obit: Central New York Conference 1938, 433

 

1893-94           Venice

1894-97           Butler Center

1897-01           Nelson and Erieville

1901-03           DeRuyter

1903-07           Stockbridge

1907-11           Sodus

1911-13           Waterloo

1913-16           Mansfield

1916-20           Weedsport

1920-26           Solvay

 


 

BAYFORD, WILLIAM THOMAS HEPTINSTALL

 

Born: 3-14-1869  Barnsley, England                          married: Maud Mary Greenwood [9/18/1894]

Died: 11-26-1944  Dansville NY                               obit: Western New York Conference 1966, 822

 

1888    license, Wesleyan Methodist Church in England

1916    admitted on trial, Genesee Conference

1918    ordained deacon, Genesee Conference

ordained elder

 

Interment: Green Mount Cemetery, Dansville NY

Obit: Genesee Conference 1945, 318

 

1888-               Barnsley

                        Harrogate

                        Barnard Castle

                        South Shields

                        Keighley

        -13           Jarrow on Tyne

1913-16           Wheeler, Genesee Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

1916                “transfer” to the Genesee Conference

1916-19           Cohocton

1919-20           Lawrenceville

1920-25           Naples

1925-29           Dansville

1929-31           Medina

1931-38           Arcade

1938                retired

 


 

BEDFORD, RICHARD JR.

 

Born: 9-17-1812  England                                          married: Arvilla Wheat [1838]

Died: 1-31-1884                                                          obit: [8/4/1811 – 11/19/1877]

 

 

Interment: Greenwood Cemetery, Sullivan County PA

Obit:

 

1869-70           Dushore and Wilmot

 

Note: R. Bedford served as a supply pastor.  He had been a Methodist pastor in Vermont.  About 1850 he relocated about 5 miles from Forksville to care for an aged parent, and become a farmer and a local preacher.  He was Sullivan County’s first county superintendent of public schools, a representative in the State Legislature, and an associate judge.

 


 

BEERS, NATHAN NOBLE

 

Born: 10-13-1815  Mendon NY                                             married: Mary Maria Lewis [9/4/1836]

Died: 3-7-1896  Naples NY                                                   obit: [5/27/1817 – 11/26/1872]

                                                                                                married2: Mrs. Lenora Hurd Agard [11/12/1873]

1844    admitted on trial, Genesee Conference                       obit2: [1826 – 3/19/1875]

1846    ordained deacon, Genesee Conference                       married3: Mary Hodge [9/20/1875]

ordained elder, Genesee Conference                          obit3: Genesee Conference 1927, 798

 

Interment: Rose Ridge Cemetery, Naples NY

Obit: Genesee Conference 1896, 133

 

1848                charter member of East Genesee Conference

1848-49           on leave

1849-51           Townsendville

                             1849-50      Lodi

1851-53           Mecklenburg

1853-55           Catherine

1855-57           Chemung

1857-59           Bath

1859-61           Lawrenceville

1861-62           Rushville

1862-63           Ovid

1863-65           Dundee

1865-66           Canisteo

1866-67           Cohocton

1867-69           Avoca

1869-70           Prattsburg

1870-72           Pulteney

1872                transfer to Central New York Conference by change of boundaries

1876                transfer to Genesee Conference by change of boundaries

 

Note: The second Mrs. Beers (nee Hurd) was the widow of a Dr. Daniel M. Agard (1819-1870).


 

BENJAMIN, ALANSON

 

Born: 1-17-1802  Middleburgh NY                           married: Ruth A. _____

Died: 5-5-1888                                                            obit: [d. 6/7/1843]

 

license

admitted on trial

ordained deacon

ordained elder

 

Interment: Marathon Cemetery, Marathon NY

Obit: Central New York Conference 1888, 92

 

                        Oneida Conference

1841-43           Orwell

                        Central New York Conference

 

Note: Mrs. Benjamin is buried in the Orwell Hill Cemetery, Bradford County PA.


 

BENNETT, CHARLES WESLEY

 

Born: 7-18-1828  East Bethany NY                           married: Caroline Bannister

Died: 4-17-1891  Evanston IL                                    obit: [1/20/1827 – 11/23/1896]

 

1857    admitted on trial, Genesee Conference

1861    ordained deacon, Troy Conference

ordained elder, East Genesee Conference

 

Interment: Rest Haven Cemetery, Phelps NY

Obit: West Wisconsin Conference 1891, 60; Northern New York Conference 1891, 66

 

1859                transfer to Troy Conference

1862                transfer to East Genesee Conference

1862-64           Penn Yan

1864-66           principal, Genesee Wesleyan Seminary

1866-68           on leave

1868-69           Penn Yan

1869-70           Towanda

1870-71           Elmira Hedding

1871-72           faculty, Syracuse University

1872                transfer to Central New York Conference by change of boundaries

1879                transfer to Northern New York Conference

1889                transfer to West Wisconsin Conference

 

 


 

BLADES, JOHN HOGG

 

Born: 4-17-1828  Westburton, England                     married: Helen Adeline Woodin [8/20/1854]

Died: 4-12-1891  Addison NY                                   obit: [1834 – 1/14/1862]

                                                                                    married2: Mary Cromwell Ansley [1862]

1853    admitted on trial, East Genesee Conference   obit2: [11/18/1834 – 10/25/1872]

1855    ordained deacon, East Genesee Conference   married3: Helen Margaret Bailey [1873]

ordained elder, East Genesee Conference      obit3: [7/31/1854 – 6/10/1918]

 

Interment: Addison Rural Cemetery, Addison NY

Obit: Genesee Conference 1891, 136

 

1853-54           South Sodus

1854-56           Bethel and Voakes

1856-58           Naples

1858-60           Addison

1860-62           Watkins

1862-65           Horseheads

1865-68           Troy

1868-71           Canisteo

1871-72           Knoxville

1872                transfer to Central New York Conference by change of boundaries

1876                transfer to Genesee Conference by change of boundaries

 

Note: John H. Blades is the father of Rev. Ansley Baker Blades (1870-1941) of several ME Conferences (see his page in the Central Pennsylvania Conference) and also the Presbyterian Church.  In 1891, the widowed third Mrs. Blades married a Mr. George Blades (? - 9/15/1927), relationship to John H. Blades uncertain.


 

BLANCHARD, J.A.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

license, East Genesee Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1870-72           Brookfield

 

Note: J.A. Blanchard served as a supply pastor.  He is otherwise unknown.  This may be the James Alonzo Blanchard (1840-1912) buried in Jenksville NY.


 

BLISH, FRANCIS MARION

 

Born: 5-4-1874  Deposit NY                                      married: Mary Rose Whitford (1896)

Died: 11-24-1950  Sayre PA                                      obit: [12/19/1872 – 12/15/1904]

                                                                                    married2: Mabel Clara Shattuck (1905)        

1912    admitted on trial, Genesee Conference           obit2: West Wisconsin Conference 1966, 765

 

Interment: Ulysses Cemetery, Ulysses PA                

Obit: West Wisconsin Conference 1951, 662

 

1911-13           Oakland, Wyoming Conference

                        West Wisconsin Conference

1941-50           Ulysses, Central New York Conference

           

Note: Francis M. Blish is the father of Rev. Francis M. Blish Jr. (1904-1992) of the United Church of Christ and of Harold E. Blish.


 

BLISH, HAROLD EDWIN

 

Born: 4-12-1912  Oakland PA                                    married: Lillian Mae Beals

Died: 8-25-2003 Jamestown NY                                obit: Western New York Conference 1992, 339

 

1933    license

1937    admitted on trial, Genesee Conference

1939    ordained deacon, Genesee Conference

ordained elder

 

Interment: Alabama Cemetery, Alabama NY

Obit: Western New York Conference 2004, 273

 

1933-35           Ionia

1935-37           East Groveland

1937-38           Gaines

1938-39           Whitneyville – Round Top – Coolidge Hollow

1939-41           North Bingham and Whitesville

1941-42           Marilia – Alden

1942-44           ?

1844-46           Genesco – Griegsville

1946-48           Galeton

19848-51         North Cohocton – Cohocton – Lent Hill

1951-54           Angelica – Birdsall – West Almond

1954-               Warren’s Corners – North Ridge

Note: Harold E. Bush is the son of Francis M. Blish.


 

BLY, G.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died: 3-7-1875                                                            obit:

 

license, East Genesee Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Central New York Conference 1875, 90

 

1869-70           Blossburg

 

Note: G. Bly served as a supply pastor.  He is otherwise unknown


 

BOWMAN, JOHN

 

Born: 5-24-1816  Kingston PA                                  married: Almira Maria Lewis [6/4/1836]

Died: 1-26-1903 Cedar Falls IA                                 obit: Upper Iowa Conference 1908, 91

 

1840    admitted on trial, Genesee Conference

1842    ordained deacon, Genesee Conference

ordained elder

 

Interment: Greenwood Cemetery, Cedar Falls IA

Obit: Upper Iowa Conference 1903, 339

 

1840-42           Potter mission [Coudersport]

 

1862                transfer to Upper Iowa Conference


 

BRACE, SEVELLON ALDEN

 

Born: 2-18-1849  Bath NY                                         married: Leve Susan Bundy

Died: 10-21-1919  Steuben County NY                     obit: Genesee Conference 1918, 122

 

1875    license to preach

1883    admitted on trial, Genesee Conference

1885    ordained deacon, Genesee Conference

ordained elder, Genesee Conference

 

Interment: Nondaga Cemetery, Bath NY

Obit: Genesee Conference 1920, 97

 

1882-83           Leetonia

1883-84           Troupsburg

1884-85           Leetonia

1885-88           Sanborn

1888-89           Towlersville

1889-91           Pulteney

1891-94           Rathbone

1894-96           Laheside and Ontario

1896-99           Kendall

1899-01           Clarkson

1901-02           Knowlesville and Eagle Harbor

1902-04           Short Tract

1904-06           Bliss and Eagle

1906-09           East Groveland

1909                retired

 

Note: The first name of Mrs. Brace is also reported as Lere.


 

BREWSTER, GLENN STANLEY

 

Born: 11-4-1890                                                          married: Lulu J. Shank

Died: 4-22-1966  Auburn NY                                    obit: [1893 – 1927]

                                                                                    married2: Elta Norma Zimmerman [1/2/1928]

1912    license                                                             obit 2: Western New York Conference 1985, 322

1916    admitted on trial, Central New York Conference

1918    ordained deacon, Central New York Conference

ordained elder

 

Interment: Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Union Springs NY

Obit: Western New York Conference 1966, 819

 

1915-16           Conquest

1916-20           Ledyard

1920-21           Monrezuma

1921-23           Virgil

1923-26           student

                            1924-26       Mt. Horeb NJ

1926                transfer to Genesee Conference

1926-28           Avova

1928-31           Lawrenceville

1931-36           Galeton

1936-38           Westfield

1938-41           Savona and Campbell

1941-43           Troupsburg and Woodhull

                             1942-43      Austinburg

1943-47           Cuba and Hinsdale

1947-53           Hartland

1953-55           West Barre and Eagle Harbor

1955-59           East Bloomfield and Allen’s Hill

1959                retired


 

BROCKWAY, HERMON LYMAN

 

Born: 7-4-1875  Rawson NY                                     married: Grace Loomis [1898]

Died: 7-10-1956                                                          obit: Genesee Conference 1902, 138

                                                                                    married2: Minette Elizabeth Metcalf

1895    license to preach                                             obit2: [12/6/1876 – 1932]

1897    admitted on trial, Genesee Conference

1899    ordained deacon, Genesee Conference

ordained elder, Genesee Conference

 

Interment: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Franklinville NY

Obit:

 

1897-98           Roulette

1898-00           Nelson

1900-01           attending school

1901-02           Hemlock

1902-06           attending school

1906-08           Alabama

1908-09           Medina

1909-11           Fairport

 

Note: This first name also appears as Herman.


 

BRONSON, SAMUEL MERWIN

 

Born: 11-6-1818  Wayne County NY                        married: Susan A. (Goodrich?) – annulled

Died: 1-27-1888  Evansville MN                                   obit:

                                                                                    married2: Anna Amelia Nicholson

1848    admitted on trial, East Genesee Conference   obit2: [10/4/1836 – 3/13/1907]

 

Interment: Mound Grove Cemetery, Evansville MN

Obit:

 

1848-49           Painted Post

1849-50           Tioga

1850                discontinued

                        (moved to Pennsylvania)

1855-56           Plainsville, Wyoming Conference

                        (moved to Iowa before 1859)

                        Charles City

                        Fayette

                        Floyd

                        (moved to Minnesota after 1871)

1878-80           Alexandria

                        (Congregational Church)

1882-83           Evansville

1885-87           Wiscoy

 

Note: This article appeared in the 4/3/1854 New York Herald, morning edition, page 2.

The Senate of Pennsylvania did honor to itself in the passage of the divorce of Mrs. Susan A. Bronson, from her brutal husband, Samuel M Bronson. The lady in question is the daughter of a Methodist clergyman in the State of New York, and is represented as not only amiable, but moral and intelligent.
She became enamored with Bronson, and after a brief courtship, consented to become his wife. It was
not long, however, before this act was regretted. About two years since, the parties left Now York for Tioga County, Pennsylvania, where Bronson was employed as a preacher of the gospel. After a residence of ten months, the mother of Mrs. Bronson visited them. She soon discovered that her daughter was in a decline. The conduct of Bronson. as testified to by the mother, was of such a
character as to shock the heart of the most callous wretch The details of his brutal treatment are harrowing to human nature, and totally unfit for publication. The mother remonstrated with Bronson, but it was of no avail. Her daughter on the occasion was found senseless, covered with blood, and carrying upon her person some eight or nine black and blue spots. These facts became known to the people when Mrs. Bronson was taken from the clutches of the brutal wretch and sent to her friends in New York, where she now remains.  Bronson fled, and has not since been heard from.

 

Note2: Is it possible the NY/PA 1848-1850 Rev. Samuel M. Bronson and the IA/MN 1859-1888 Rev. Samuel M. Bronson are two different people?


 

BRONSON, WILLIAM A.

 

Born: 4-12-1822  Tompkins County NY                   married: Laura A. Bacon

Died: 2-22-1882  Irving MI                                        obit: Michigan  Conference 1897, 218

 

1853    admitted on trial, East Genesee Conference

1855    ordained deacon, East Genesee Conference

ordained elder, East Genesee Conference

 

Interment: Rutland Cemetery, Hastings MI

Obit: Michigan Conference 1883, 53

 

1853-54           Loyalsock

1854-55           Canisteo

1855-56           Whitesville

1856-57           Wellsboro

1857-58           Monroeton and Frenchtown

1858-60           Catherine

1860-63           Canisteo

1863-64           Tuscarora

1864-65           on leave

1865-67           Andover

1867-68           Dresden

1868-69           Merchantville

1869                located

1869                “transfer” to Michigan Conference

 


 

BROOKS, RALPH D.

 

Born: 4-11-1825  Springfield PA                               married: Amanda Chamberlain

Died: 1-9-1859  Burlington PA                                  obit: [2/18/1829 – 2/23/1916]

 

1850    admitted on trial, East Genesee Conference

1852    ordained deacon, East Genesee Conference

ordained elder, East Genesee Conference

 

Interment: Leona Cemetery, Leona PA

Obit: East Genesee Conference 1859, 32

 

1850-51           Cherry

1851-52           Tyrone and Barrington

1852-53           Knoxville

1853-54           Knoxville circuit

1854-56           West Addison

1856-58           Addison

1858-59           Burlington (ending 1/1/1859)

 

Note: Following the death of Ralph D. Brooks, the widowed Mrs. Brooks married a Mr. Benjamin Ackley (1826-1903).


 

BROWN, HENRY CLAY

 

Born: 11-3-1834  Springfield PA                               married: Charity Ann _____

Died: 9-22-1860  Springfield PA                               obit:

 

1856    admitted on trial, East Genesee Conference

1858    ordained deacon, East Genesee Conference

ordained elder, East Genesee Conference

 

Interment: Grover Hill Cemetery, Springfield PA

Obit: East Genesee Conference 1861, 29

 

1856-57           Brookfield

1857-59           Woodhull

1859-60           Cameron

1860                retired [on leave?]

 

Note:  Twenty-five year old Henry C. Brown and his wife and 1 year old daughter all appear to have died within the same year.


 

BROWN, JOHN ARTHUR

 

Born: 2-6-1874  Boston MA                                       married: Elizabeth Ashley

Died: 1-3-1946  Richmond Center NY                      obit: [1877-1963]

 

1897    license to preach

1904    admitted on trial, Genesee Conference

1906    ordained deacon, Genesee Conference

ordained elder, Genesee Conference

 

Interment: Richmond Center Cemetery, Richmond Center NY

Obit: Genesee Conference 1946, 520

 

1901-02           Covington

1902-06           Bradford

1906-07           Woodhull

1907-10           Tioga and Farmington

1910-11           Hornell East Avenue

1911-14           Kanona

1914-15           Rushford

1915-22           on leave

1922                retired

 

Note: John A. Brown is the brother of William J. Brown.


 

BROWN, JOHN NELSON

 

Born: 8-16-1818  Milford NY                                                married: Eliza Ann Graham

Died: 8-4-1895  Rochester NY                                   obit: Genesee Conference 1914, 142

 

1841    admitted on trial, Genesee Conference

1843    ordained deacon, Genesee Conference

ordained elder, Genesee Conference

 

Interment: Union Cemetery, Livonia NY

Obit: Genesee Conference 1895, 128

 

1848                charter member of East Genesee Conference

1848-50           Towanda

1850-52           Lodi

1852-54           Dundee

1854-56           Palmyra

1856-58           Rochester North Street

1858-60           Phelps

1860-62           Clyde

1862-65           chaplain, 111th New York Volunteers

1865-69           superintendent, Hornellsville District

1869-72           Rochester North Street

1872                transfer to Central New York Conference by change of boundaries

1876                transfer to Genesee Conference by change of boundaries

 

 


 

BROWN, JOHN SAMUEL

 

Born: 3-15-1853  Mill Creek PA                                married: Clara Young “Nettie” _____

Died: 3-22-1925                                                          obit: Genesee Conference 1943, 651

 

1886    license to preach

1887    admitted on trial, Genesee Conference

1889    ordained deacon, Genesee Conference

ordained elder, Genesee Conference

 

Interment: Woodlawn Cemetery, Wellsville NY

Obit: Genesee Conference 1925, 356

 

1886-87           Belmont

1887-89           Rixford and Summit City

1889-91           Ceres

1891-92           Greenwood

1892-94           Campbell

1894-96           Harrison Valley

1896-98           Troupsburg

1898-01           Savona

1901-05           Allen’s Hill

1905-09           Lakeside and Ontario

1909-11           Chili

 


 

BROWN, WILLIAM JAMES

 

Born: 11-18-1875  Charleston MA                            married: May Jennings

Died: 6-10-1959                                                          obit: Western New York Conference 1968, 242

 

1897    license to preach

1905    admitted on trial, Genesee Conference

1907    ordained deacon, Genesee Conference

ordained elder, Genesee Conference

 

Interment: Union Cemetery, Livonia NY

Obit: Genesee Conference 1960, 178

 

1900-01           Towlersville

1901-03           Naples Second

1903-04           West Almond

1904-08           Lawrenceville

1908-10           Pulteney

1910-12           Hemlock and Canadice

1912-16           Springwater

1916-21           Avoca

1921-24           Painted Post

1924-28           Wellsboro

1928-34           Hornell Spencer

1934-37           Geneseo

1937-40           Hemlock and Lima

1940-45           Livonia

1945                retired

                             1945-50      East Groveland

                             1950-53      Lima

 

Note: William J. Brown is the brother of John A. Brown


 

BROWNELL, JOHN THOMAS

 

Born: 8-24-1836  Castile NY                                     married: Mary Adelia Smallwood

Died: 5-26-1886  Tangerine FL                                  obit: Central New York Conference 1884, 90

 

1863    admitted on trial, Maine Conference

1865    ordained deacon, Maine Conference

ordained elder, East Genesee Conference

 

Interment: East Ripley Cemetery, East Ripley NY

Obit: Central New York Conference 1886, 95

 

1865                transfer to East Genesee Conference

1865-68           Towanda

1868-70           Bath

1870-71           Lima

1871-72           Naples

1872                transfer to Central New York Conference by change of boundaries

1876                transfer to Genesee Conference by change of boundaries

1880                transfer to Central New York Conference by change of boundaries

 

Note: John T. Brownell is the son of Veranus Brownell.


 

BROWNELL, VERANUS

 

Born: 3-16-1810  Pomfert VT                                                            married: Margaret Lewis Jenkins

Died: 12-11-1874  Birdsall NY                                              obit: [3/18/1818 – 2/?/1852]

                                                                                                Married2: Lois B. Showers

1841    admitted on trial, Genesee Conference                       obit2: [12/?/1827 – 1/28/1908]

1843    ordained deacon, Genesee Conference

ordained elder, Genesee Conference

 

Interment: Canaseraga Cemetery, Canaseraga NY

Obit: Central New York Conference

 

                        Hornellsville

                        Avoca

                        Naples

                        Springwater

                        Rogersville

1848                charter member of East Genesee Conference

1848-50           Angelica

1850-52           Conesus

1852-53           Nunda and Sparta

1853-54           Phillips Creek

1854-57           on leave

1857-62           retired

1862-63           Canaseraga

1863-65           Westfield

1865-67           Farmington

1867-68           Jackson

1868-70           Short Tract

1870-71           Almond

1871-72           on leave

1872                transfer to Genesee Conference by change of boundaries

 

Note: Veranus Brownell is the father of John T. Brownell, the father-in-law of Rev. William H. Rogers (1834-1915) and Rev. Junius B. Countryman (1840-1927), and the grandfather of Rev. Lowell Lincoln Rogers (1865-1944) – all of the Genesee Conference.  He is reported to have been a shoemaker, a trade which he followed as he rode his circuits – and he used the funds from mending shoes to finance his circuit-riding.  A relevant 1931 book is Brownell Genealogy 1619-1930, The Ancestors and Descendants of Veranus Brownell Itinerant Methodist Preacher by L.L. Rogers.  This entire book is viewable on-line at https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=wu.89062882485&view=1up&seq=15 .

 


 

BUIKEMA, JAMES HENRY

 

Born: 10-2-1906  St. Louis MO                                 married: Lois Alvina Reichardt

Died: 12-2-1994  Sunbury PA                                    obit: Iowa Conference 1983, 144

                                                                                    married2: Mrs. Florence Katherine Freed Groce

1928    license                                                             obit2: Iowa Conference 2004, 101

1929    admitted on trial, Des Moines Conference

1936    ordained deacon, Genesee Conference

ordained elder

 

Interment: Evergreen Cemetery, Selinsgrove PA

Obit: Iowa Conference 1995, 149

 

1928-29           Millerton IA

1929-31           Van Wert

1931-34           student

1934                transfer to Genesee Conference

1934-36           Tioga and Lamb’s Creek

                             1935-36      Tioga Junction

1936-37           Kanona – Wheeler – Towlesville

1937-39           Hammondsport and Mitchellville

1939-               Knoxville – Austinburg – Cowanesque

1948                transfer to Rock River Conference

                        transfer to Des Moines Conference

                        transfer to Iowa Conference

 

Note: The second Mrs. Buikema (nee Freed) was the widow of a Mr. Herbert L. Groce (1914-1975).  James H. Buikema retired to Selinsgrove some time before 1983 and was active in the Selinsgrove Wesley UMC.


 

BULL, PHILIP JOSEPH

 

Born: 1848                                                                              married:

Died: 1928                                                                              obit:

                                                                                                married2: Florence E. Leonard [6/6/1887]

1868    license to preach                                                         obit2: Central New York Conference 1930, 571

1869    admitted on trial, East Genesee Conference

1871    ordained deacon, East Genesee Conference

1873    ordained elder, Central New York

 

Interment: Lakeview Cemetery, Penn Yan NY

Obit: Central New York Conference 1928, 141

 

1869-70           Baldwin

1870-72           Junius

1872                transfer to Central New York Conference by change of boundaries

1872-73           Junius

1873-75           Erin and Breesport

1875-76           Springfield

1876                transfer to Genesee Conference by change of boundaries

1876-77           Springfield

1877-80           East Canton

1880                transfer to Central New York Conference by change of boundaries

1880-81           Chemung

1881-83           Union Springs

1883-88           on leave

                             1883-86      East Troy

                             1887-88      Sodus Point

1888-92           Reading Center

1892-98           on leave

1898-01           Millerton

1901-04           Odessa and Catherine

1904-09           Benton Center and Voak

1909-12           Marion

1912-14           Milo Center

1914                retired

 


 

BURNETT, GEORGE

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit: Central New York Conference

 

1860    admitted on trial, East Genesee Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Central New York Conference

 

1860-61           Pine Creek

1861-62           Laporte

1862                discontinued

 


 

BURTON, EVAN JOVES

 

Born: 5-2-1883  Wales                                                            married: Ada Louise McNinch Cooper (1914)

Died: 11-10-1965  PA                                                            obit: Genesee Conference 1955, 830

                                                                                                married2: Mrs. Iva Laurilla Larrison (1958)

1914    license                                                                         obit2: [1897 – 1983]

1914    admitted on trial, Genesee Conference

1918    ordained deacon, Genesee Conference

ordained elder

 

Interment: McKean County Memorial Park, Lafayette PA

Obit: Genesee Conference 1966, 819

 

1913-14           Galeton

1914-18           Williamsville

1918-19           Silver Springs

1919-20           conference evangelist

1920-25           Eldred

1925-35           Port Allegheny

1935-37           Naples

1937-41           Elma

1941-51           Smethport

1951                retired

 

Note: The first Mrs. Burton (nee McNinch) was the widow of a Mr. Delos E. Cooper (1775-1911).  The second Mrs. Burton (nee Kilbourne) was the widow of a Mr. Everett D. Larrison (1892-1951).


 

BUSH, CHARLES

 

Born: 1-23-1819  Naples NY                                     married: Harriet Kenfield

Died: 7-22-1874  Bath NY                                         obit: [1/14/1827 – 8/1/1874]

 

1855    admitted on trial, East Genesee Conference

1857    ordained deacon, East Genesee Conference

ordained elder, East Genesee Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Western New York Conference 1874, 71

 

1855-56           Almond

1856-58           Savona

1858-59           Thurston

1859-61           Caton

1861-62           Brookfield

1862-63           Granger

1863-64           Short Tract

1864=66          Cameron

1866-68           Rogersville

1868-69           Wayland

1869-70           Savona

1870-72           Campbelltown and Mrchantsville

1872                transfer to Western New York Conference by change of boundaries

 

 


 

CARPENTER, HERBERT ARISTOBULUS

 

Born: 11-5-1851                                                          married: Catherine Elizabeth Stevens

Died: 4-19-1944                                                          obit: Central New York Conference 1951, 124

 

1879    ordained, Free Methodist Church

 

Interment: Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale CA

Obit: Central New York Conference 1944, 109

 

1884                “transfer” to Central New York Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church

1884-86           Burdett and Reynoldsville

1886-88           Caton

1888-90           Burlington

1890-91           Chemung

1891-93           Forksville

1893-94           on leave

                             1893-94      Ouray CO

1894-97           North Lansing and Lansingville

1897-99           Canoga and Varick

1899-00           Goram and Stanley

1900-01           Sodus Point

1901-02           Townsendville

1902-03           New Hope and Kelloggsville

                             1902-03      Ira and Bethel (first part) and Rawkins WY (second part)

1903-08           on leave

                             1903-04      Denver CO Myrtle Hill

                             1904-05      Gold Hill CO

                             1907-08      Wayne and Barrington

1908-10           conference evangelist

                             1908-09      Jennings OK (first part) and Parker AZ (second part)

                             1909-10      Yuma Valley AZ

1910-15           on leave

                             1910-11      Atwater CA

                             1911-13      Greenfield CA

                             1913-14      Acpaugh CA

                             1914-15      Farmersville CA

1915                retired

                             1915-16      Palmdale CA

                             1916-17      Seeley CA

                             1917-18      Loyalton CA

                             1919-20      Lassem CA

                             1920-26      Yolo CA

 

Note: The 1902-03 year is reported as given in the Central New York Conference records.


 

CHAMBERLAYNE, DeFOREST OWEN

 

Born: 7-13-1860  Bolivar NY                                    married: Nettie Baldwin [1883]

Died: 8-22-1948  Hundred Acre Lot MA                   obit: Southern California Conference 1890, 52

                                                                                    married2: Lura B. Look [1894]

1881    license to preach                                             obit2: Genesee Conference 1930, 514

1883    admitted on trial, Genesee Conference

1885    ordained deacon, Genesee Conference

ordained elder, ? Conference

 

Interment: Pittsford Cemetery, Pittsford NY

Obit: Genesee Conference 1949, 333

 

1883-84           Derrick City

1884-86           Portville

1886                transfer to Southern California Conference

1886-90           Anaheim

1890-91           National City

1891                transfer to Genesee Conference

1891-93           Tioga

1893-94           Prattsburg

1894-98           Middleport

1898-01           Clarendon and Hulberton

1901-06           Avoca

1906-09           Osceola and Elkland

1909-11           Rush

1911-13           Naples

1913-14           Knoxville

1914                retired

                             1922-23      Holley

                             1923-26      Clarendon

                             1928-33      Walworth

 

Note: DeForest O. Chamberlayne is the son of Owen S. Chamberlayne and the grandson of Rev. Israel Chamberlayne (1795-1875) of the Genesee Conference.  He is also the nephew of Mary Anne Chamberlayne Hammond, wife of Stephen Y. Hammond.


 

CHAMBERLAYNE, OWEN ST. CLAIR

 

Born: 11-6-1831  Bellona NY                                                                        married: Ellen M. Parsons

Died: 7-24-1911  Pittsford NY                                                           obit: Genesee Conference 1911, 147

 

1856    license to preach

1858    admitted on trial, Genesee Conference

1860    ordained deacon, Genesee Conference

ordained elder, Genesee Conference

 

Interment: Pittsford Cemetery, Pittsford NY

Obit: Genesee Conference 1911, 142

 

1858-59           New Hudson

1859-61           Bolivar

1861-63           Belfast

1863-66           Portville

1866-68           Evans and Brant

1868-70           Warsaw

1870-71           Buffalo Riverside

1871-73           Portville

1873-74           Gainesville

1874-77           Castile

1877-78           Victor

1878-81           Genesco

1881-82           Batavia

1882-86           superintendent, Olean District

1886-88           Brockport

1888-93           Wellsboro

1893-98           Canisteo

1898-01           Webster

1901-03           Pittsford

1903                retired

 

Note: Owen S. Chamberlayne is the son of Rev. Israel Chamberlayne (1795-1875) of the Genesee Conference.  He is also the father of DeForest O. Chamberlayne and brother of Mary Anne Chamberlayne Hammond, wife of Rev. Stephen Y. Hammond.


 

CHANDLER, GEORGE WILLIAM

 

Born: 1938 (?)                                                             married: Izora Cecelia Schwartz

Died: 1927 (?)                                                             obit: [d. 8/25/1906]

 

1861    license

1862    admitted on trial, East Genesee Conference

1864    ordained deacon, East Genesee Conference

1866    ordained elder, East Genesee Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1862-64           Richmond and Canadice

1864-66           Webster

1866-68           Rochester Frank Street

1868-71           Ovid

1871-72           Clyde

1872                transfer to Central New York Conference by change of boundaries

1872-74           Clyde

1874-76           Towanda

1876                transfer to Genesee Conference by change of boundaries

1876-77           Towanda

1877-78           Corning

1878-81           Buffalo Delaware Avenue

1881-84           Lockport First

1884                transfer to Oregon Conference

1884-86           Portland Taylor Street

1886                transfer to Central New York Conference

1886-90           Ithaca First

1890-92           on leave

 

Note: Mrs. Chandler is a sister to Rev. Karl S. Schwartz (1862-1924) of the Episcopal Church.  A graduate (bachelor and master) from the College of Fine Arts at Syracuse University, she was a miniature painter and author of stories about children and dogs.  She was the art and music critic for The Christian Advocate and the author of Methodist Episcopalianism.


 

CHAPMAN, FAY H.

 

Born: 2-3-1883  Avoca NY                                        married: Pamela B. Coffin [6/21/1905]

Died: 11-6-1953  Avoca NY                                      obit: Genesee Conference 1954, 589

 

1915    license

1917    admitted on trial, Genesee Conference

1919    ordained deacon, Genesee Conference

1922    ordained elder

 

Interment: Highland Cemetery, Avoca NY

Obit: Genesee Conference 1954, 589

 

1915-17           Little Marsh

1917-20           Pulteney

1920-21           Ulysses

1921-23           Hammondsport

1923-26           Westfield

1926-28           Buffalo Lovejoy

1928-29           Tonawanda

1929-33           Wilson

1933-36           Nunda

1936-               Cuba

 


 

CHAPMAN, MARK RYMAL

 

Born: 3-12-1879  Ontario, Canada                             married: Nellie May Wilson

Died: 7-22-1958  NY                                                  obit: Genesee Conference 1935, 776

 

1894    license

1895    admitted on trial, Toronto Conference of the Methodist Church of Canada

1899    ordained deacon, Toronto Conference of the Methodist Church of Canada

ordained elder

 

Interment: White Chapel Memorial Park, Amherst NY

Obit: Genesee Conference 1959, 898

 

1895-96           Novar

1896-98           King City

1898-99           Beeton

1899-00           Buffalo Humboldt Parkway, Genesee Conference

1900                “transfer” to Genesee Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

1900-04           Buffalo Humboldt Parkway

1904-05           Alden

1905-08           Buffalo Ontario Street

1908-11           Somerset

1911-12           Knoxville

1913-16           Corning Grace

1916-17           Hornell Park

1917                retired

 

Note: Mark R. Chapman is the don of Rev. Jeremiah Anderson Chapman (1842-1927), presumably of the Methodist Church of Canada.


 

CHASE, J.B.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1870-71           Middlebury

 

Note: J.B. Chase served as a supply preacher.  Nothing else is known about him

 

 


 

CHATTIN, HENRY ISAAC

 

Born: 12-29-1875  Parma NY                                    married: Carrie Harris

Died: 9-10-1947  Rush NY                                        obit: Genesee Conference 1951, 781

 

1897    license

1905    admitted on trial, Genesee Conference

1907    ordained deacon, Genesee Conference

ordained elder

 

Interment: Honeoye Falls Cemetery, Honeoye Falls NY

Obit: Genesee Conference 1948, 118

 

1905-08           Pekin

1908-09           Allentown

1909-12           Sardinia and Chaffee

1912-15           Whitesville

1915-19           Elkland

1919-23           Hornell Spencer

1923-25           Port Allegheny

1925-27           Bradford Asbury

1927-28           Buffalo South Park

1928-31           North Chili and Churchville

1931-33           Waterport – Kuckville – Kenyonville

1933-35           Walworth

1935-37           Pavilion

1937                Springwater and Canadice

 

Note: Henry I Chattin graduated from Genesee Wesleyan Seminary in 1901, and from Taylor University in 1905.


 

CHUBBUCK, SHERMAN ADDISON

 

Born: 8-9-1830  Addison NY                                     married: Catalena Buffington Pendleton

Died: 6-19-1910  Orwell PA                                      obit: Central New York Conference 1918, 138

 

1858    license to exhort

1859    admitted on trial, Minnesota Conference

1860    ordained deacon, Minnesota Conference

1862    ordained elder, Minnesota Conference

 

Interment: Orwell Hill Cemetery, Orwell PA

Obit: Central New York Conference 1910, 168

 

1859-60           Rockford

1860-61           Eden Prairie

1861-62           Forest City

1862-63           Mankato

1863-66           Shelbyville

1866-68           Blue Earth City

1868-69           Enfield, East Genesee Conference

1869                transfer to East Genesee Conference

1869-71           Baldwin

1871-72           Logan

1872                transfer to Central New York Conference by change of boundaries

1872-73           North Hector

1873-74           on leave

1874-76           East Troy

1876                transfer to Genesee Conference by change of boundaries

1876-78           Rutland

1878-80           Liberty Corners and Asylum

1880                transfer to Central New York Conference by change of boundaries

1880-81           Liberty Corners and Asylum

1881-84           Chemung

1884-85           Wayne and Barrington

1885-88           Jacksonville

1888-90           Perryville

1890                retired

 


 

CLAPP, DEXTER ELISHA

 

Born: 6-7-1830  North Bergan NY                            married: Mary C. VanSlyck

Died: 6-20-1882  Yates Center KS                             obit: [1839-1919]

 

1855    admitted on trial, East Genesee Conference

1857    ordained deacon, East Genesee Conference

ordained elder, East Genesee Conference

 

Interment: Yates Center Cemetery, Yates Center KS

Obit:

 

1855-56           Townsendville

1856-57           Milo

1857-58           Southport

1858-60           Troy

1860-63           Phelps

1863-66           Troy [? – some sources indicate he left the ministry for the Civil War in 1862]

1866-67           on leave

1867                transfer to Troy Conference

 

Note: Dexter E. Clapp is the son of Rev. Ralph Clapp (1796-1882) of the Central New York Conference. A Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General, he served first as a Captain in the 148th New York Volunteer Infantry, then as Lieutenant Colonel of the 38th United States Colored Troops. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on March 13, 1865 for "gallant and meritorious services".  After the war he served as United States Consul in Buenos Aires, Argentina from 1871 to 1873.  An extensive obituary is given in the 6/23/1882 Yates Center News.


 

CLARK, DANIEL

 

Born: 8-12-1828  Hector NY                                     married: Frances M. Hobart

Died: 11-9-1901  Pavilion NY                                   obit: Genesee Conference 1897, 124

 

1849    admitted on trial, East Genesee Conference

1851    ordained deacon, East Genesee Conference

ordained elder, East Genesee Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Genesee Conference 1902, 126

 

1849-50           Addison

1850-51           Barrington

1851-52           Wellsburg

1852-53           Havana

1853-55           Burlington

1855-57           Mainesburg

1857-58           Lawrenceville and Tioga

1858-59           Springfield

1859-61           Monroeton

1861-63           Catherine

1863-66           Tyrone

1866-69           Naples

1869-71           Wellsville

1871-72           Victor

1872                transfer to Genesee Conference by change of boundaries

 

 


 

CLARK, PETER D.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1866    admitted on trial, New York Conference

1868    ordained deacon, New York Conference

ordained elder, East Genesee Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Central New York Conference

 

1866-67           Bloomingburgh

1867-68           Cannonsville

1868                transfer to East Genesee Conference

1868-69           Erwin Center

1860-70           Manchester Farms

1870                located

                        “transfer” to Illinois Conference

1874                transfer to Kansas Conference

 

Note: The Illinois and Kansas references appear to be for the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and mat refer to a different Rev. Peter D. Clark.


 

CLARK, ROSWELL S.

 

Born: 5-14-1840  Jerusalem NY                                married: Clara Vermilya

Died: 4-13-1921  Lily Dale NY                                 obit:

 

 

Interment: Townline Cemetery, Rathbone NY

Obit:

 

1889-92           Wheeler

1898-00           Harrison Valley

1903-05           Pike and Lamont (beginning in mid-year 1903/4)

1905-06           North Gainesville

 

Note: R.S. Clark served as a supply preacher.  He is otherwise unknown.

 


 

COCHRAN, WESLEY

 

Born: 1-13-1814  Peru NY                                         married: Elizabeth Gleason

Died: 1-28-1888  Mansfield PA                                 obit: Central New York Conference 1895, 115

 

1835    admitted on trial, Genesee Conference

1837    ordained deacon, Genesee Conference

ordained elder, Genesee Conference

 

Interment: Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield PA

Obit: Central New York Conference 1888, 87

 

1848                charter member of East Genesee Conference

1848-49           Lima

1849-50           Avon

1850-52           Groveland

1852-54           Rush

1854-55           Mt. Morris

1855-57           Nunda

1857-59           Canadice

                             1858-59      Richmond

1859-61           East Palmyra

1861-63           Mansfield

1863-66           Angelica

1866-67           Canisteo

1867-71           superintendent, Troy District

1871-72           Tioga and Lawrenceville

1872                transfer to Central New York Conference by change of boundaries

1876                transfer to Genesee Conference by change of boundaries

1880                transfer to Central New York Conference by change of boundaries

 

 


 

COLBERT, WILLIAM

 

Born: 4-20-1764  Poolesville MD                              married: Elizabeth Stroud

Died: 6-16-1833  Stroudsburg PA                              obit: [1784 – 11/11/1849]

 

license

admitted on trial, Genesee Conference

ordained deacon, Genesee Conference

ordained elder

 

Interment: Stroud Cemetery, Stroudsburg PA

Obit: Genesee Conference

 

1790                Calvert MD

1790-91           Baltimore circuit MD

1791-92           Harford MD

1792-93           Northumberland PA (first part) Tioga (second part)

1793-94           Wyoming PA

1794-95           Prince George’s MD

1795-96           Milford DE

1796-97           Bristol PA

1797-98           Chester [PA]

1798-99           Wyoming PA

1799-00           Chester and Strasburg PA

1800-01           Somerset MD

1801-02                      Somerset and Annamessex MD

1803                charter member of Philadelphia Conference

1802-03           superintendent, Albany District [includes Tioga circuit]

1803-04           superintendent, Genesee District [includes Tioga circuit]

1804-05           superintendent, Chesapeake District

1805-06           Philadelphia

1806-07           Burlington NJ

1807-08           Kent MD

1808-09           missionary, Chesapeake District

1809-10           missionary, Schuylkill District

1810-11           Antalany

1811                located

 

Note: William Colbert was the focus of the entire 2014 volume of The Chronicle.  Mrs. Colbert’s parents were the founders and namesakes of Stroudsburg PA.

 


 

COLE, AMANDER GAINS

 

Born: 10-30-1842  Addison NY                                 married: Myra A. Bronley [5/26/1869]

Died: 7-10-1913  Campbell NY                                 obit:

                                                                                    married2: Adelaide Francelia Rice [6/21/1876]

1881    admitted on trial, Genesee Conference           obit2: [1853-1919]

1883    ordained deacon, Genesee Conference

ordained elder, Genesee Conference

 

Interment: Townline Cemetery, Rathbone NY

Obit: Genesee Conference 1913, 138

 

1881-83           Delmar

1883-85           Gaines

1885-87           East Charleston

1887-92           Little Marsh

1892-93           Bath Second

1893-94           Harrison Valley

1894-96           Nelson

1896-99           Stannards and Genesee

1899-00           without appointment

1900-05           on leave

1905                retired

 


 

COLE, EUGENE SYLVESTER

 

Born: 10-15-1871  Rathbone NY                               married: Mabyn E. French [9/2/1893]

Died: 5-6-1947  Rathbone NY                                   obit: Genesee Conference 1962, 714

 

1908    license

1920    admitted on trial, Genesee Conference

1922    ordained deacon, Genesee Conference

ordained elder

 

Interment: Townline Cemetery, Rathbone NY

Obit: Genesee Conference 1947, 727

 

1907-10           Round Top

1910-11           Bradford

1911-13           Churchville

1913-14           Presho and Orr Hill

1914-16           Campbell

1916-19           Delmar

1919-24           Covington

1924-26           Prattsburg

1926-28           Ulysses

1928-30           Dalton

1930                retired

 

Note: Eugene S. Cole is the father of Rev. Homer Eugene Cole.  Mrs. Cole was a local preacher in the Genesee Conference 1927-1959.


COLE, HOMER EUGENE

 

Born: 1-23-1912                                                          married: Anna Seladi (10/25/1933)

Died: 8-23-1997                                                          obit: Western New York Conference 1987, 335

 

1935    license

1939    admitted on trial, Central New York Conference

1941    ordained deacon, Central New York Conference

ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit: Western New York Conference 1998, 340

 

1936-37           Caton

1937-41           Mainesburg – Elk Run

1941-43           Aloquin – Flint

1943-46           at school

                             1943-46      Macedon Center – South Perinton

1946                transfer to Genesee Conference

1946-48           Macedon Center – South Perinton

1948-53           Bolivar

1953-               Canisteo

 

Note: Homer Eugene Cole is the son of Eugene Sylvester Cole.


 

COLSON, EBENEZER

 

Born: 2-20-1804  Plainfield MA                    married: Almira Hollister [6/4/1843]

Died: 12-16-1863  Monroeton PA                  obit: [1820 – 2/12/1897]

 

1829    admitted on trial, Oneida Conference

1846    ordained deacon, Genesee Conference

ordained elder, East Genesee Conference

 

Interment: Mount Hope Cemetery, Norwich NY

Obit: East Genesee Conference 1864, 20

 

1832                discontinued

1844                “transfer” to Genesee Conference

1848                charter member of East Genesee Conference

1848-50           Southport

1850-51           Elmira

1851-53           Dresden

1853-55           Jacksonville

1855-57           Fairville

1857-59           South Sodus

1859-61           Bethel and Voaks

1861-63           Mainesburg

1863                retired

 

 

 


 

COMPTON, A.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1870-73           Gaines

 

Note: A. Compton served as a supply preacher.  He is otherwise unknown.

 


 

COMPTON, EUGENE DANIEL

 

Born: 5-14-1844  Frenchtown PA                              married: Amelia D. _____

Died: 8-6-1918  Coconut Grove FL                           obit: [1846-1925]

 

 

Interment: Woodlawn Park North Cemetery and Mausoleum, Miami FL

Obit:

 

1896-00           Gaines (beginning October 1896)

                        Rathbone

1905-06           Ansonia

1906-08           Round Top (did not finish last year)

 

Note: E.D. Compton served as a supply preacher.  He was a harness maker by trade who entered the ministry late in life.  After moving to Florida, he continued to serve there.

 


 

COMPTON, ORVILLE

 

Born: 8-30-1846  Southport NY                                 married: Hannah Jane McAfee

Died: 3-3-1936  Lincoln NE                                       obit: [12/4/1848 – 8/14/1927]

 

1870    admitted on trial, East Genesee Conference

1872    ordained deacon, East Genesee Conference

1874    ordained elder, Central New York Conference

 

Interment: Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln NE

Obit: [Lincoln Star, 3/4/1936, page 1]

 

1870-71           Gaines and Manchester Farms [Ansonia]

1871-72           Dushore

1872                transfer to Central New York Conference by change of boundaries

1872-73           Beaver Dams

1873-74           New Hope

1874-75           Borodino

1875-76           Enfield

1876-78           North Lansing

1878                withdrew, page 26

                        “transfer” to Presbyterian Church

                        Auburn Seminary

1879-80           home missionary, Hopewell and Palmyra NE

1880-81           Palmyra. Hopewell and Bennet

1892-94           Lincoln Third

 

Note: Orville Compton left one month into the 1877-78 year to join the Presbyterians – 1878, page 25.  His subsequent life is unknown, but he was a Presbyterian minister in Nebraska by 1883 – when he founded the church in Panama.  He was supposedly ordained into the Baptist ministry in Minnesota 10/29/1899, and the 2/29/1901 Mansfield Advertiser reports that he is a Baptist clergyman in Minnesota.

 


 

CONABLE, FRANCIS WILLIAM

 

Born: 8-16-1814  Litchfield MY                                married: Amy Sophia White [8/25/1841]

Died: 7-7-1890                                                            obit: Genesee Conference 1907, 155

 

1839    admitted on trial, Genesee Conference

1841    ordained deacon, Genesee Conference

ordained elder

 

Interment: Short Tract Cemetery, Short Tract NY

Obit: Genesee Conference 1890, 150.

 

1841-42           Westfield

1842-43           Potter mission [Coudersport] (first part of year)

 

Note: The 1889 death date on the tombstone of F.W. Conable appears to be in error.  He is the author of the definitive 1876 History of the Genesee Annual Conference.

 

 


 

CONANT, WILLIAM

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

admitted on trial, Genesee Conference

ordained deacon, Genesee Conference

ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1839-40           Potter mission [Coudersport]

 

Note: William Conant appears to have been a local and/or supply preacher.  He is otherwise unknown.


 

CONGDON, LAFAYETTE

 

Born: 10-21-1845  Ellington NY                               married: Frances Anna Kingsley

Died: 2-22-1927  Batavia NY                                    obit: Genesee Conference 1931, 707

 

1863    license to exhort

1864    license to preach

1867    admitted on trial, East Genesee Conference

1869    ordained deacon, Central New York Conference

1871    ordained elder, Central New York Conference

 

Interment: Pittsford Cemetery, Pittsford NY

Obit: Genesee Conference 1927, 786

 

1867-70           Pittsford

1870-72           Walworth

1872                transfer to Western New York by change of boundaries

1872-75           Genesco

1875-76           Lima

1876                transfer to Genesee Conference by change of boundaries

1876-78           Lima

1878-80           Newark

1880                transfer to Central New York Conference by change of boundaries

18980-81         Newark

1881-84           Wolcott

1884-85           Towanda

1885-90           Syracuse University Avenue

1890-91           Penn Yan

1891                transfer to Genesee Conference

1891-96           Bradford

1896-00           Hornellsville Park

1900-02           Batavia

1902-04           superintendent, Niagara Disdrict

1904-13           president of Genesee Wesleyan Seminary [Syracuse University]


 

CONGDON, NOYES BANZETT

 

Born: 10-11-1837  Newfield NY                               married: Esther Elizabeth King

Died: 3-31-1905  Buffalo NY                                    obit: Genesee Conference 1898, 136

 

1865    license

1870    admitted on trial, East Genesee Conference

1873    ordained deacon, Genesee Conference

ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit: Genesee Conference 1905, 135

 

1870-71           Wellsburgh

1871-72           Towlesville

1872                transfer to Genesee Conference by change in boundaries

1872-73           Towlesville

1873-75           Pulteney

1875-76           Avoca

1876-77           East Troy

1877-78           Millerton

1878-80           Troupsburg

1880-81           Allegany

1881-83           Centerville and Eagle

1883-84           Stanatds and Genesee Forks

1884-85           Ischua

1885-87           Wheeler

1887-88           West Sparta and Union Corners

1888                retired

 


 

CONNELL, CALVIN LUTHER

 

Born: 11-3-1844  Onondaga County NY                   married: Pauline S. Davis

Died: 12-11-1908  Manlius NY                                 obit: Central New York Conference 1878, 75

                                                                                    married2: Frances M. Haight

                                                                                    obit2: Central New York Conference 1921, 134

1876    admitted on trial, Central New York Conference

1878    ordained deacon, Central New York Conference

1880    ordained elder, Central New York Conference

 

Interment: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Port Byron NY

Obit: Central New York Conference 1909, 161

 

1876-77           Conquest

1877-80           Ovid

1880-81           Troy

1881-84           Townsendville

1884-87           Millport

1887-90           Canastota

1890-92           Wolcott


 

COOK, LOVILLO D.

 

Born: 5-22-1877                                                          married: Sophia E. Snyder

Died: 2-?-1930                                                            obit: [9/?/1881 – after 1930]

 

1899    license

1903    ordained deacon, Genesee Conference

 

Interment: Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland CA 

Obit:  

 

1899-00           North Fork

1900-01           North Fork and Towlesville (did not finish the year due to ill health)

1901-02           living in Towlesville NY

1902-03           living in Rawson NY

1903-05           Black Creek and Abbott’s NY

1905                Mount Alton PA (did not report due to moving west)

1905                “transfer” to North Dakota Conference

1905-06           Osnabrook (part year, see 1906 ND Journal, pages 42-43)

1906-08           Hunter and Grandin

                        “transfer” to Washington Conference

1909                Colby (April to September)

1912-13           supply ?

                        “transfer” to Oregon Conference

1922-23           Myrtle Point

                        “transfer” to California Conference

1923-25           Pinole-Hercules

1925-28           Oakland St. Andrew’s (ending May 1928)

1928                Byron (beginning May 1928)

1928-29           Berkley First

1929-30           San Francisco Geneva Avenue and Daly City

 

Note: L.D. Cook served as a supply preacher, and he was never a regular clergy member of any conference in which he served.  The 1906 Genesee Conference Journal, page 85, states: “L.D. Cook appointed to Mt. Alton, shortly after the Conference asked consent to go to North Dakota, where he now has a charge.” 

          The California Conference held its annual sessions in September.  When the pastor at Byron died May 4, 1928, Cook was moved to Byron for the remainer of that conference year.

 


 

COOK, VALENTINE

 

Born: c1764                                                                married: Tabitha Slaughter (1799)

Died: 8-14-1822  Logan County KY                          obit: [c1775 – 1829]

 

 

1788    admitted on trial,

1790    ordained deacon, Genesee Conference

1793    ordained elder

 

Interment: Valentine Cook gravesite, Russellville KY

Obit:

 

1788-89           Calvert MD

1789-90           Gloucester VA

1790-91           Lancaster VA

1791-92           Berkley WV

1792-93           Pittsburg PA

1793-94           superintendent, Northumberland District

1794-95           superintendent, Philadelphia-Northumberland District

1795-96           superintendent, Northumberland District

1796-98           superintendent, Pittsburg District

1798-99           superintendent, Kentucky District

1799-00           principal, Bethel Acasemy in Jessamine KY

1800                located

 

Note:  The “Northumberland District” included 4 circuits – Northumberland, Tioga, Wyoming and Seneca Lake – all of the future Wyoming and Genesee conferences. Valentine Cook was educated at Cokesbury College 1787-88.  The marker at his gravesite reads: “Erected by the Louisville Annual Conference Historical Society, July 29, 1934” and states “Due west of this site 500 yards is the site of the first camp meeting held in the world, July 1800.”  A biography of Valentine Cook appears in “Important Men Related to Bethel Academy by G. Herbert Livingston in the fall 1994 Asbury Theological Journal, 49:2, pages 54-59.


 

COOLBAUGH, GEORGE WASHINGTON

 

Born: 1820  PA                                                           married: Chastina Monerva Cowell [6/29/1843]

Died: 1876  Avoca NY                                               obit: [1825 – 1883]

 

1853    admitted on trial, East Genesee Conference

1856    ordained deacon, East Genesee Conference

ordained elder, East Genesee Conference

 

Interment: Highland Cemetery, Avoca NY

Obit:

 

1853-54           Laporte

1854-56           Loyalsock

1856-58           Springfield

1858-59           Ulster

1859-61           Jackson

1861-63           Jasper

1863-65           Avoca

1865-66           Springfield

1866-68           on leave

1868                located

 

Note: Thius surname is sometimes rendered COOLBOUGH.

 


 

CORBIN, B.B.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

license, Central New York Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1916-18           Canton

 

Note: B.B. Corbin served as a supply pastor.  He is otherwise unknown.


 

CORY, EDWARD JAMES

 

Born: 1-22-1871  Plymouth, England                        married: Florence Alice Hunt [10/4/1899]

Died: 8-13-1944                                                          obit: Genesee Conference 1954, 594

 

1893    license, England

1895    admitted on trial, England

1899    ordained deacon, England

ordained elder

 

Interment: Riverside Cemetery, Belfast NY

Obit: Genesee Conference 1945, 319

 

1906                “transfer” to New England Sothern Conference

1914                transfer to Northern New York Conference

1918                transfer to Genesee Conference

1919-20           Buffalo Ripley Memorial

1920-23           Attica

1923-25           Galeton

1925-26           Ulysses

1926-29           Prattsburg

1929-32           Greenwood

1932-35           Delevan and Yorkshire

1935-39           Andover

1939-44           Belfast and Oramel

 

Note: Edward J. Cory is the father of Rev. Reginald E. Cory (1901-1987) and Rev. Herbert W.H. Cory (1902-1985), both of the Western New York Conference.


 

COUNTRYMAN, ABRAM FLETCHER

 

Born: 3-11-1832  Minden NY                                                married: Elizabeth Ann Bateman

Died: 2-16-1915  Scottsburg NY                               obit: Genesee Conference 1922, 502

 

1861    admitted on trial, East Genesee Conference

1863    ordained deacon, East Genesee Conference

ordained elder, East Genesee Conference

 

Interment: Union Cemetery, Scottsburg NY

Obit: Genesee Conference 1915, 214

 

1861-62           Savona and Sonora

1862-64           Harmonyville

1864-66           Italy Hollow   

1866-67           Brookville

1867-70           Middlesex

1870-71           Dresden

1871-72           Bellona

1872                transfer to Central New York Conference by change of boundaries

1876                transfer to Genesee Conference by change of boundaries

 

 


 

COWLES, PHILO

 

Born: 11-19-1830  McGraw NY                                married: Minerva Jarvis

Died: 4-15-1905  Syracuse NY                                  obit: [11/?/1839 – 9/10/1915]

 

1858    admitted on trial, Central New York Conference

1860    ordained deacon, Central New York Conference

1862    ordained elder, Central New York Conference

 

Interment: Cortland Rural Cemetery, Cortland NY

Obit: Central New York Conference

 

1858-59           North Summer Kill

1859-60           East Homer

1860-61           Union Valley

1861-62           Peruville

1862-63           Amber

1863-64           located

1864-65           Elbridge

1865-66           North Lansing

1866-67           Preble

1867-68           located

1868                “transfer” to East Genesee Conference

1868-69           Reading and Starkey

1869-70           Branchport

1870-72           Benton Center

1872                transfer Central New York Conference by change of boundaries

1872-75           Middlesex

1875-76           East Canton

1876                transfer to Genesee Conference by change of boundaries

1876-78           East Canton

1878-80           Milo Center

1880                transfer to Central New York Conference by change of boundaries

1880-81           Milo Center

1881-83           Orleans

1883-84           West Dryden

1884-85           North Pitcher

1885-88           Fayetteville

1888-91           Georgetown

1891-92           Scott

 


 

COYLE, MICHAEL

 

Born: 7-4-1832                                                            married: Phebe E. Tracy

Died: 8-28-1891                                                          obit: Central New York Conference 1923, 638

 

1855    license to exhort

1856    license to preach

1857    admitted on trial, East Genesee Conference

1859    ordained deacon, East Genesee Conference

1861    ordained elder, East Genesee Conference

 

Interment: Seneca Union Cemetery, Valois NY

Obit: Central New York Conference 1891, 131

 

1856-57           Jasper

1857-58           Monterey

1858-60           Enfield

1860-62           Smithfield

1862-64           Canton

1864-65           Burlington

1865-66           Burdette and Reynoldsville

1866-69           Jacksonville

1869-70           Havana

1870-72           North Hector

1872                transfer to Central New York Conference by change of boundaries

1872-76           on leave

1876-79           Logan

1879-80           Erin and Breesport

1880-81           Wellsburgh

1881-82           on leave

1882-85           Van Ettenville

1885-86           Groton

1886-87           Logan

1887-88           Odessa and Cayutaville

1888-91           on leave

 

 

Note: Mrs. Coyle is also reported as the former Phoebe E. Tracey.


 

CRAW, ALANSON ADELBERT

 

Born: 4-4-1846  Lockport NY                                    married: Flora A. Upham [1871]

Died: 2-15-1913                                                          obit: Genesee Conference 1902, 140

                                                                                    married2: Adelaide Olivia Smith [1/1/1903]

1876    license to preach                                             obit2: [12/?/1873 – 12/19/1955]

1877    admitted on trial, Genesee Conference

1879    ordained deacon, Genesee Conference

ordained elder, Genesee Conference

 

Interment: Hinsdale Cemetery, Maplehurst NY

Obit: Genesee Conference 1914, 133

 

1876-78           Sanborn

1878-79           Warren’s Corners

1879-80           Millville

1880-82           Porter and Youngstown

1882-84           Coudersport

1884-87           Clarkson

1887-88           Waterport and Kuckville

1888-90           Clarendon and Hulberton

1890-91           Gowanda

1891-95           Buffalo Woodside

1895-98           Canaseraga

1898-01           Limestone

1901-02           Olean People’s

1902-03           Ellicottsville

1903-05           East Otto

1905-08           Scio

1908-10           Belmont

1910-11           Hinsdale and Ischua

 

Note: Alanson A. Craw is the son of Rev. Adolphus A. Craw (1819-1903) and the grandson of Rev. Lyman Craw (1776-1844), both local preachers in the Genesee Conference.  The widowed second Mrs. Craw later [1924] married a Mr. George Weimer (1871-1953).  Her paternal grandmother Hannah Van Buren was a first cousin of present Martin Van Buren.


 

CRETZER, F.L.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

license, Central New York Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1917-20           Burlington

 

Note: F.L. Cretzer served as a supply pastor.  He is otherwise unknown.


 

CROSS, EDWARD WALTER

 

Born: 4-2-1913                                                            married:

Died: 1-2-1978  Rochester NY                                   obit: Genesee Conference

 

1938    license

1947    admitted on trial, Genesee Conference

1949    ordained deacon, Genesee Conference

ordained elder

 

Interment:  Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester NY

Obit: Western New York Conference 1978, 285

 

1944-46           Canasarga – Swains - Garwoods

1946-47           assistant, Boston MA Tremont

1947-49           Gaines – Asaph – Marshland

1949-51           West Barre – Eagle Harbor

1951-54           Penfield

1954-               Lawrenceville – Tioga – Tioga Junction

 

 


 

CROSSLEY, HENRY EDWARD

 

Born: 8-8-1874  Williamstown NY                            married: Anna Belle Rush [12/23/1902]

Died: 8-12-1958  Buffalo NY                                    obit: Genesee Conference 1944, 118

 

1900    license

1904    admitted on trial, Central New York Conference

1906    ordained deacon, Central New York Conference

ordained elder

 

Interment: North Ridge Cemetery, North Ridge NY

Obit: Genesee Conference 1959, 897

 

1901-02           Syracuse Bethany

1902-03           Scott

1903-05           Georgetown

1905-08           Varna

1908-12           Ledyard

1912-14           Truxton

1914-16           Cincinnatus

1916-18           Stockbridge

1918                secretary, Army YMCA (part year)

1918-22           Groton

1922-24           Seneca Castle

1924-26           Seneca Falls

1926                transfer to Genesee Conference

1926-28           East Bloomfield

1928-29           Machias and Franklinville

1929-31           Ransomville

1931-34           Hartland and North Hartland

1934-36           North Bingham and Whitesville

1936-37           Whitneyville and Covington

1937-38           Rushford

1938                retired


 

CROW, DAVID JR.

 

Born: 10-6-1822  Emporium PA                                married: Sarah Burlingame

Died: 8-9-1892  Falls City NE                                   obit: Central New York Conference 1901, 111

 

1840    license to exhort

1841    license to preach

1842    admitted on trial, Genesee Conference

1844    ordained deacon, Genesee Conference

1846    ordained elder, Genesee Conference

 

Interment: Steele Cemetery, Falls City NE

Obit: Central New York Conference 1892, 102

 

1842-43           Eden

1843-45           Franklinville

1845-46           Lodi (Gowanda)

1846-47           Sardinia

1847-48           Port Gibson and East Palmyra

1848                charter member of East Genesee Conference

1848-49           Port Gibson and East Palmyra

1849-50           Pittsford

1850-52           Horseheads

1852-54           Seneca Falls

1854-56           Bellona

1856-58           Lodi

1858-60           Ovid

1860-62           Milo

1862-63           Clifton Springs

1863-72           on leave

1872                transfer to Central New York Conference by change of boundaries

1872-74           on leave

1874-76           Smithfield

1876                transfer to Genesee Conference by change of boundaries

1876-77           Monroeton

1877-78           East Troy

1878                retired

     1880           transfer to Central New York Conference by change of boundaries


 

DAMON, ALBERT NELSON

 

Born: 9-25-1838  Bridgeport NY                               married: Hettie Salisbury

Died: 12-4-1893  Mansfield PA                                 obit: Central New York Conference 1910, 169

 

1855    licensed to exhort

1856    license to preach

1858    admitted on trial, Black River Conference

1860    ordained deacon, Black River Conference

1862    ordained elder, Black River Conference

 

Interment: Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira NY

Obit: Central New York Conference 1894, 117

 

1858-59           Parish

1859-60           Williamstown

1860-61           South Mexico

1861-63           St. Lawrence

1863-65           Cape Vincent

1865-68           North Manlius

1868-69           Red Creek

1869                transfer to Central New York Conference by change of boundaries

1869-70           Red Creek

1870-73           Homer

1873-74           Watkins

1874-76           Corning

1876                transfer to Genesee Conference by change of boundaries

1876-77           Corning

1877-78           Rochester Alexander Street

1878-80           Penn Yan

1880                transfer to Central New York Conference by change of boundaries

1880-81           Penn Yan