Bookstaver, Jacob a minister of the Reformed (Dutch) Church, was born at Montgomery, Orange Co., N. Y., Feb. 9, 1817. He graduated from Rutgers College in 1837, New Brunswick Seminary in 1840, and was licensed by the Classis of Orange the same year. He was pastor of the Church at Minisink, Sussex Co., N. J., from 1841 to 1847. From 1847 to 1848 he was teacher at Belleville, Essex Co. He died suddenly, Dec. 11, 1848. He was not a man of brilliant talents, but was of an amiable and generous temper. See Corwin, Man. of the Ref. Church in America (3d ed.), p. 191.