Going, Jonathan Dd

Going, Jonathan D.D., a Baptist minister, was born at Reading, Vermont, March 7, 1786, and graduated at Broasel University in 1809. He was licensed to preach while a member of college, and pursued the study of theology under the direction of Dr. Messer, then president of the college. Dr. Messer's orthodoxy was not above suspicion, and Mr. Going became unsettled in his doctrinal views for a time, but afterwards and finally became solidly grounded in "the doctrines of the Reformation." He was ordained in 1811, and settled at Cavendish, Vermont. At this time, out of forty-five Baptist ministers in that state, he was the only one who bad been liberally educated, and had an extensive influence. He was called in 1815 to Worcester, Massachussetts. Here his labors were the means of building up a large and efficient church. He took an active interest in public education, and aided in founding the Newton Theological Institution. A journey, in 1831, into what was then "the West," awakened his interest in home missionary enterprises. The American Baptist Home Missionary Society was formed the following year, and Dr. Going was appointed corresponding secretary. After five years' successful service, he accepted a call to the presidency of Granville College, Ohio, now Denison University. His administration of the college did much to give it a substantial foundation and to insure its healthful growth. He died November 9, 1844. He was strong, active, indefatigable, and his whole energy was kindled by a passion for usefulness. (L.E.S.)

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