Campbell, Alfred Elderkin, Dd

Campbell, Alfred Elderkin, D.D., a Presbyterian minister, was born at Cherry Valley, N. Y., Jan. 1, 1802. He graduated from Union College in 1820. Immediately after, he took charge of the academy in 'his native town, and studied law while he taught school. He soon after turned from the bar to the ministry, and in 1822 went to Princeton Theological Seminary, and graduated in 1823. He was ordained in 1824. His first settlement was 'at Worcester, Otsego Co., and his subsequent settlements were in Newark and Palmyra, both in Wayne County, and in Ithaca. He had charge of the Church at Cooperstown for twelve years. He then went to Spring Street Church, New York city. In 1858 he became Secretary of the American and Foreign Christian Union, and in 1867 accepted an invitation to become pastor of the Church at Cherry Valley, where he remained for the rest of his active life. He died at Castleton, N. Y., Dec. 28,1874. See Presbyterianism in Central New York, p. 480.

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