Chester, Charles Huntington

Chester, Charles Huntington, a Presbyterian minister, was born at Norwich, Coon., Oct. 14.1816. He never entered any college, but studied privately under This brother, the Rev. Albert T. Chester, D.D., and afterwards taught at Bailston Spa, N.Y. In the autumn of 1839 ' he "entered Princeton Theological Seminary, but :did: not graduate. He was licensed. b the Presbytery of Albany, Oct. 21, 1840, as stated supply to the Church of Greenfield; and was ordained Oct., 13, 1842, still continuing at Greenfield until May, 1844, when he became pastor of the Dutch Reformed Church at Schuylerville. He accepted the pastorate of the Presbyterian Church at Niagara Falls in November, 1850; next at Oaks Corulers, Ontario Co.;. then at Shortsville, as a missionary employed by the American Home Missionary Society, until 1857, and was agent for: the. Presbyterian Publication Committee until 1861.:. From November, 1861, he supplied the Church at Havana, N. Y., and from April, 1868, likewise that at Dresdeil;, continuing at both until December 1871: — He died suddenly at Geneva, April 4, 1878. He was a devoted Christian, whose religious life ran in deep channels:. He was a firm believer in the doctrines of grace. As a preacher, he was clear, concise, quiet, earnest,, sometimes thrilling See Necrol. Report of Princeton Theo. Sel. 1878, p. 45.

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