Collier, Joseph Avery
Collier, Joseph Avery a minister of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church, was born at Plymouth, Mass., Oct. 26, 1828, graduated at Rutgers College, New Brunswick, N. J., July, 1849, and at the theological seminary of the Reformed Dutch Church in that city, July, 1852. Died at Kingston, N. Y., August, 1864. He was a clear, methodical, persuasive, and eloquent preacher. His literary attainments were unusually large, and entirely consecrated to his ministry. As a preacher to children and the young men he is entitled to the first rank. His publications were the following: The right Way, or the Gospel applied to the Intercourse of Individuals and Nations (a prize essay on Peace, Am. Tract Society, N. Y. 1854, of which over ten thousand copies have been circulated): — The Christian Home, or Religion in the Family (prize essay, Presbyterian Board, Phila. 1859): — The Young Man of the Bible (Am. Tract Soc. N. Y. 1861): — Little Crowns, and how to Coin them (N. Y. 1864; republished in England): — Pleasant Paths for little Feet (Am. Tract Soc. N. Y. 1864): — The Dawn of Heaven, or the Principles of the heavenly Life applied to the earthly, a posthumous work, to which is prefixed a brief and just biographical sketch by his brother, Rev. Ezra W. Collier (N. Y. 1865).