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COLEMAN, John, editor, born in Baltimore, Maryland, 11 February, 1803; died in St. Louis, Missouri, 16 September, 1869. He was a Methodist till 1834, when he was confirmed in the Protestant Episcopal church, was ordained priest in Frederick, Maryland, 27 May, 1836, and for twenty years was rector of Trinity church, Philadelphia. He became editor of the " Banner of the Cross," Philadelphia, with Rev. F. Ogilby, and edited Faber's "Difficulties of Romanism," with an introductory essay (Philadelphia, 1840), and Dr. Wilmer's "Episcopal Manual" (1841). He also contributed to various religious journals.--His son, Leighton, P. E. bishop, born in Philadelphia, 3 May, 1837, was graduated at the General theological seminary, New York, in 1861, and, after holding pastorates in Philadelphia, Wihnington, 686 COLEMAN Del., and Mauch Chunk, Pennsylvania, became rector of Trinity church, Toledo, Ohio, in 1874. In 1875 he was elected bishop of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, but declined. He resided abroad for several years, and on 6 June, 1888, was chosen bishop of Delaware.
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