Brown, John Newton, Dd
Brown, John Newton, D.D.
a Baptist minister, was born at New London, Connecticut, June 29,1803. When quite young his parents removed to Hudson, N.Y. He pursued his studies at the Hamilton Literary and Theological Institution (now Madison University), and graduated with an honorable standing in 1823. Shortly afterwards he was settled as pastor of the Church in Buffalo, and then at Maiden, Mass., and Exeter, N.H. In 1833 he took up his residence in Boston, in order to prepare his Encyclopaedia of Religious Knowledge. SEE DICTIONARIES, ECCLESIASTICAL. He returned to Exeter to resume the pastorate, and remained there until, in 1838, he was chosen professor of theology in the Literary and Theological Institution at New Hampton. This position he filled for six years with rare fidelity and success, until his health failed. He then took up his residence in Georgia, and at the end of a year was able to take the pastoral care of a Church in Lexington, Virginia. He was elected in 1849 editorial secretary of the American Baptist Publication Society. In connection with his duties, he also did a large amount of editorial work for the Christian Chronicle and the National Baptist. For many years he was engaged in the preparation of an elaborate history of the Baptist denomination, which he did not live to finish. He died at Germantown, Pennsylvania, May 15, 1868. See the National Baptist, May 17, 1868; Appleton's Annual Cyclopaedia, 8:89. (J.C.S.)