Gano, Stephen

Gano, Stephen a Baptist minister, was born in New York December 25, 1762. After being educated for the medical profession, he spent two years in the army as surgeon during the Revolutionary War, and then settled as a physician in Rockland Co., New York. Becoming impressed with the belief that it was his duty to preach the Gospel, he was ordained August 2, 1786; and after being for a while a missionary on the Hudson, became pastor of the Baptist church at Hillsdale and Hudson. In 1792 he became pastor of the First Baptist Church in Providence, Rhode Island, where his ministrations were very successful. He received the honorary degree of M.A. from Brown University in 1800, having been one of the overseers of that institution since 1794. He died pastor of the church in Providence, August 18, 1828. Mr. Gano published a number of occasional sermons. Sprague, Annals, 6:229.

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