Born in New Jersey in March 1774, he came with his parents to Charlton when he was two months old. He was baptized in the Tennant Church, by Rev. William Tennet. He was the first person to graduate from Union College, with the first class of 1797 only consisting of three people. After a theological course, he was licensed to preach the gospel, by Albany Presbytery in 1797, being the first licentiate of that body. He accepted a call from the Freehold Church and was ordained and settled as pastor of that church in 1800. After nearly 20 years service, he was compelled by ill health to relinquish his office. He continued to live in Charlton till his death, which occurred December 10, 1863.
Courtesy of Special Collections, Schaffer Library, Union College.