Clark, James Augustus
Clark, James Augustus, a Presbyterian. minister, was born .at Lebanon, Conn., Aug. 15, 1808. He studied at Middlebury Academy, graduated from Yale College in 1834, was a student of Princeton Theological Seminary. nearly two years, and graduated from Yale Divinity School in 1837. He was licensed by the New Haven West Association, Aug. 2,1836, and while studying at New Haven, supplied various churches; was ordained by Schuyler Presbytery at Canton; Il., Sept. 25, 1838 ;.was the first permanent Presbyterian' minister in Iowa, supplying the Church at. Fort Madison from 1838 to 1849; returned to Connecticut, and supplied Woodstock Congregational Church. in .1850; Deep -River Church, in Saybrook, from December, 1850, until November, 1853; Hanoyer Church, in Meriden, from December, 1853, until April, 1855;. the Church at Southwick, Hampden Co., Mass., from 1855 to 1858; was installed pastor of Cromwell Church, Conn., June 16, 1858, and was released from that charge Feb. 12,.1863; resided at Monterey, Mass., from 1864 to 1870, and preached in that vicinity. He was received, April 18,1871, into membership in Columbia Presbytery, New York; supplied the Church at Spencertown, from 1870 till 1873; then resided and labored at Lanesborough, Mass., from 1873 till 1877; and finally supplied the Church at Hillsdale, N. Y., from 1877 until his death, which occurred July 1, 1881, at Ridgefield, Bergen Co., N.J. See Necrol. Report of Princeton- Theol. Sem. 1882, p. 30; New York Observer, Nov. 3,1881.