Choules, John Overton

Choules, John Overton, a Baptist minister, was born in Bristol, England, Feb. 5,1801. He was baptized by Dr. Ryland in 1820, and emigrated to America in 1824. After teaching three years at Red Hook, he became pastor of the Second Baptist Church, Newport, R. I., in 1827, but removed in 1833 to Buffalo. After serving as pastor there and in New York, he returned to Newport, where he remained as pastor of the Second Church during the rest of his life. He died while on a visit to New York, Jan. 7, 1856. He was a frequent contributor to periodicals, and at one time edited the Boston Christian Times. Besides smaller works, he published The Origin and History of Missions, by J. O. Choules and Thomas Smith (Boston, 1837, 2 vols. 4to. See Hague, Discourse commemorative of Dr. Choules (N. Y.1856). — Duyckinck, Cyclopaedia of American Literature, 2:317; Christian Review, 1856, p. 310.

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