Dickey, John Miller, Dd
Dickey, John Miller, D.D.
a Presbyterian minister, was born at Oxford, Pennsylvania, December 15, 1806. He prepared for college at Oxford and Milton; graduated from Dickinson College in 1824, and from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1827; was licensed by the New Castle Presbytery, October 17, 1827, and ordained by the same, May 19, 1830. He preached the first year under a commission from the Board of Domestic Missions in the northeastern counties of Pennsylvania, and then labored in Georgia and Florida. Having accepted a call to become pastor of the Church at New Castle, Delaware, he was ordained; next went to Oxford and Upper West Nottingham, Pennsylvania; for fifteen years, while pastor, was also principal of the Oxford Female Seminary, and died March 21, 1878. Dr. Dickey was deeply interested in many philanthropic and educational institutions. See Necrolog. Report of Princeton Theol. Sem. 1878, page 12.