Chamberlain, Jeremiah, Dd
Chamberlain, Jeremiah, D.D., a Presbyterian minister, was born in York Co., Pa., Jan. 5,1794, graduated at Dickinson College in 1814, and studied theology at Princeton. He was licensed in 1817, when he became a missionary to the West and South, visiting Natchez, New Orleans, and Mobile. In 1818 he supplied the Bedford church, Pa., and in 1822-23 removed to Danville, Ky., to the Presidency of Centre College. In 1824 he became President in a State institution at Jackson, La., but resigned in 1828, and opened an academy. In 1830 he was made President of Oakland College, Claiborne Co., Miss., the establishment of which was the result of his own enterprise. He was stabbed to the heart (Sept. 5th, 1850) by a student, who afterward committed suicide. He published A Sermon on the Sanctity and Perpetuity of the Sabbath, 1831. Some of his Addresses and Letters were published in the current newspapers. — Sprague, Annals, 4. 590.