Bush, Samuel Webster

Bush, Samuel Webster a Presbyterian minister, was born in Virginia, July 10,1806. He was brought up' in Albany, as a member of the First Church, and with the advantages of the academy there. He read law at Lenox, Mass., and edited a newspaper; but some time after his admission to the bar he returned to the ministry, and he pursued theological study at Auburn Seminary, passing through the full course, 1836-39. He exercised his ministry at Binghamton five years, Skaneateles seven years, Norwich four years, Cooperstown seven years, and filled the chaplaincy of the Binghamton Inebriate Asylum for ten years, until his death, March 21, 1877. His appearance and manners as a gentleman, his good understanding and intelligence, his sincerity, his unfailing devotion to his calling, introduced him into cultured congregations, and made him acceptable and useful. See Presbyterianism in Central N. Y. p. 477; Gen. Cat. of Auburn Sem. 1883, p. 264.

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