Barrett, Myron

Barrett, Myron a Presbyterian minister, was born at North-east, N. Y., Sept. 9, 1816. He was prepared for college at Burr Seminary, Vt. He graduated at Yale College in 1844, after which he went to Columbus, O., and taught four years. He afterwards entered Union Theological Seminary, N. Y., where he spent about two years, and then entered the senior class in Princeton Seminary, N. J., where he was regularly graduated in 1851. He was licensed April 16 of that year by the Presbytery of New York, and received a call from the Church at Pontiac, Mich., but did not accept it. He went to Detroit, Mich., preached a few weeks in the First Presbyterian Church of that city, and then was chosen assistant pastor, and filled the pulpit for fifteen months during Dr. Duffield's absence in Europe. Mr. Barrett was ordained as an evangelist by the Presbytery of Detroit, in the First Church of Detroit, March 9, 1852; was installed pastor of the First Presbyterian Church at Newton, Sussex Co., N. J., June 26, 1854, and here he continued about five years. His health then failing, he resigned his charge, continuing, however, to preach as he had opportunity. He spent the following summer in the employ of the American Tract Society, and then made three successive engagements of six months each to supply the Churcl at Stroudsburg, Pa., but declined to accept its call. He preached for one year as assistant pastor to the South Church, New Haven, Conn., and afterwards supplied for periods of various length churches at White Plains, N. Y., and elsewhere, being seldom unemployed upon the Sabbath. He died May 8, 1876. Mr. Barrett was a man of quick perceptions and logical intellect. His convictions of truth were clear and intense, and gave power to his preaching. He was active and useful as a citizen, and as a man and a Christian commanded the unwavering respect of all who knew him. See Necrological Report of Princeton Theological Seminary, 1877.

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