Cole, Isaac D

Cole, Isaac D.

a minister of' the Reformed (Dutch) Church, was born at Spring Valley, N.Y., January 25, 1799. His early life was passed in the Collegiate Church of New York city, under the instructions of Drs. J.H. Livingston, J.N. Abeel, and G. Kuypers; and from 1807 to the date of his conversion, in 1818, under the ministry of Christian Bork. Owing to repeated attacks of blindness, brought on by excessive study, his attempts to enter college were defeated. In 1826 he became a successful teacher in New York city. The difficulty with his eyes having passed away, he graduated from New Brunswick Seminary in 1829; was licensed by the Classis of New York, August 4 of that year; and ordained by the Classis of Paramus, May 24, 1831. He was assistant pastor at Tappan from November, 1829, to May 24, 1831; colleague at Tappan until December 12, 1832; Second Church, Totowa, till December 16, 1833; Tappan again, to February 9, 1864; and afterwards remained without a charge,. but occasionally supplied the Presbyterian Church at New Hempstead, N.Y., till August 30, 1878, when he died. He was a plain, strong, clear, honest, earnest, loving man and preacher. See Corwin, Manual of the Ref. Church in America (3d ed.), page 213.

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