Chambers, John, Dd

Chambers, John, D.D.

a Presbyterian minister, was born in Stewartstown, Ireland, Dec. 19, 1797, and brought to America while an infant. At the age of sixteen the son went to Baltimore and took a situation as clerk ill a hardware store. On becoming a Christian he began his theological studies under Rev. James Gray. He was ordained at New Haven in 1825, and called to the charge of a Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, which subsequently bore his name, and in which he ministered upwards of fifty years. He early rose to eminence as a preacher. His natural endowments were remarkable. To a fine physique, showing great muscular and nervous force, he had a voice which rang out like a bugle's blast, and it never gave an uncertain sound in the cause of truth and righteousness. He was abundant in labors, seeming never to need rest, preaching almost incessantly. During a stay of nine days in Baltimore, he preached seven times and delivered nineteen addresses. He died Sept. 22, 1875. See Presbyterian, Oct. 23, 1875. (W. P. S.)

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