Chester, John (2), Dd
Chester, John. (2), D.D., a Presbyterian minister, was born at Wethersfield, Conn., in August, 1785. He graduated from Yale College in 1804. in 1807 he was licensed to preach by the Association of Hartford. After preaching for a short time successively at Marblehead and Springfield, Mass., and .receiving calls to settle in Middletown, Conn., and Cooperstown, N.Y., he was installed pastor in Hudson, N. Y., Nov. 21, 1810, and in Albany in 1815. In 1828 he became pastor of a new Presbyterian Church in the last-named place.. He died in Philadelphia, Jan. 12, 1-829. As a preacher hen was earnest and interesting. Dr. Chester published the following works: A Sermon before the Columbia Mission any Society (1813):-A Sermon before the Albany Moral Society (1821):-A Biographical Sketch of the Rev. Azel Backus, D.D. He was a frequent contributor to the Colombian Magazine. See Sprague, Annuals of the Amer. Pulpit, iv, 401.