Clancy, John

Clancy, John a Presbyterian minister, was born at Johnstown, N.Y., March 26, 1793. He was prepared for college by Reverend Dr.Yale of Kingsborough, and graduated from Middlebury College in 1818; taught one year in the academy at Castleton; graduated from Andover Theological Seminary in 1822, and the following year was city missionary in Boston. He was licensed to preach by the Londonderry Presbytery in 1822, went to Virginia as missionary. and continued one year. In 1825 he became pastor at Charlton, N.Y., and remained sixteen years. After this he supplied the Congregational Church at Belchertown, Massachusetts, until 1846, when he returned to Iris old charge in Charlton, and remained there six years, supplying also the Presbyterian Church at Princetown one year, and the Church of Hamilton Union of Guilderland five years. In 1855 he became pastor of the Reformed Dutch Church in Minaville, Montgomery County, N.Y., remaining until 1860, when he removed to Schenectady, supplying various churches in the vicinity, and preaching six months at Little Falls. He served faithfully and efficiently as clerk of the presbytery for twenty years. Enfeebled by age, he was obliged to retire from active duty, and many persons have said they never saw a happier old man. He died in Schenectady, September 9, 1876. (W.P.S.)

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