Cosby, Jouett Vernon

Cosby, Jouett Vernon a Presbyterian minister, was born July 8, 1816, at Staunton, Virginia. He was prepared for college at his native place; graduated from Hampden- Sidney College in 1836; taught school three years, then entered the theological seminary at Prince Edward, Virginia, where he spent two years, but graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1843. He was licensed to preach by East Hanover Presbytery, May 3, 1843; was ordained as an evangelist by the same presbytery at Mount Carmel, Virginia, September 23 of the same year, and assigned to Southampton as his field of labor, but afterwards supplied the church at Smithfield for two or three years. He commenced labor at Bardstown, Kentucky, in 1847, and also took charge of the Bardstown Academy. His relation as pastor was dissolved in 1860, and then he supplied the churches of Midway and Clear Creek, and was principal of Rose Hill Female Academy, at Woodford, but in 1864 he returned to Bardstown, and resumed the care of the church as stated supply, and the charge of the academy, where he continued till his death, November 14, 1877. Mr. Cosby was a highly cultivated scholar, a devoted and successful teacher. See Necrol. Report of Princeton Theol. Seam. 1878, page 51.

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