Brower, Cornelius

Brower, Cornelius a minister of the Reformed (Dutch) Church, was born in New York city in 1770. He graduated at Columbia College in 1792; studied theology under Dr. J.H. Livingston, and was licensed by the Classis of New York in 1793. He was pastor at Poughkeepsie and Stoutenburgh, 1794 to 1812; then supplied Hyde Park, 1812 to 1815. He next became professor in the high- school at Utica, and stated supply at Frankfort, 1815 to 1833. At this time he resided at Geneva, and did the work of an evangelist. He frequently supplied Arcadia, Gorham, and Tyre, from 1833 to 1845; and died in the last-named year. "Mr. Brower allowed no inclemency to prevent his filling his appointments." He was quiet, unobtrusive, and cheerful; a thorough classical scholar and mathematician; and a sound, extensive, and thorough Biblical student. He was, however, more desirous to be useful than popular. See Corwin, Manual of the Ref. Church (3d ed.), page 198.

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