Cote, Cho, Md

Cote, C.H.O., M.D.

a Canadian Baptist minister, was born in Montreal in 1808. He received a collegiate education, studied medicine, and entered on the practice of his profession at L'Acadie in 1831, but in 1833 removed to Napierville. He was a member of the legislative assembly of Lower Canada in 1836, but eventually being one of the leaders in the insurrection of 1837 and 1838, went into exile, and for several years resided in the United States. He had been brought up in the Romish Church, but was converted in June 1841. He then began to preach, spending two years at Chazy, where a number of French Canadians had settled. As the result of his labors, about fifty converts were made from Romanism. He removed, in the fall of 1843, to St. Pie, and, amid much opposition, went forward in his work, in which he met with the most encouraging success. A Church was formed in that place, of which he was ordained the pastor August 28, 1844. When he left there in 1848, upwards of two hundred persons had been converted. Dr. Cote spent some time in the United States, raising funds for the Grand Ligne Mission and then returned to the field of his labors, taking charge of the mission station at St. Mary's. Here a Church was about to be formed, made up of converts from Romanism, of which he was to be the pastor, but while attending the annual meeting of the Lamoille Baptist Association at Hinesburg, September 18, 1850, he was seized with illness, and died October 4 following. The only publications of special interest which were the product of his pen were a translation into French of Pengilly's Scripture-Guide on Baptism, issued by the American Baptist Publication Society, and some other small works for the instruction and benefit of his fellow-countrymen. See English Baptist Magazine, 1851, page 1. (J.C.S.)

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