Duncan, John (4), Dd
Duncan, John (4), D.D.
a Baptist minister, was born in Scotland, October 14, 1812. He was converted at the age of fourteen, while attending an academy at Huntley, and became a member of an Independent Church in his native place. He came to the United States in early manhood, and joined a Baptist church in Troy, N.Y. The Church in Stillwater licensed him to preach, September 29, 1838, and he was ordained in Cohoes, May 22, 1839. He had two or three pastorates in the state of New York, and then in Lowell, Mass., for several years. In 1854 he was called to the First Church in Camden, N.J., and next to South Boston, his ministry here being between five and six years. His other pastorates were in West Cambridge and Fall River, Massachusetts; Brooklyn, N.Y.; Essex, Connecticut; and Miansfield, Massachusetts. April 5, 1883, his health suddenly gave way, and he died July 28, 1884. See The Watchman, August 14, 1884. (J.C.S.)