Greenleaf, Jonathan, Dd

Greenleaf, Jonathan, D.D.

a Presbyterian minister, was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts, September 4, 1785. He was deprived of the privileges of an academic education, and when he felt that he was called to preach the gospel, he began the study of theology under Dr. Bruer, president of Dartmouth College, at Hanover; N.H. He was licensed to preach by the Cumberland Association at Saco, Maine, in September 1814. After having filled several important charges, he was elected a corresponding secretary of the American Seaman's Friend Society in 1833, in which capacity he labored, with untiring diligence, until 1841. He died at Brooklyn, N.Y., April 24, 1865. Dr. Greenleaf was the author of, Ecclesiastical Sketches of Maine: — History of the Churches of New York: — Thoughts on Popery: The Genealogy of the Greenleaf Family: — A Doctrinal Catechism: — and five tracts entitled, The Missing Disciple; Experimental Religion; Sudden Death; Misery of Dying in Sin; and Shall I Come to the Lord's Supper? During his connection with the Seaman's Friend's Society, he also edited the Sailor's Magazine. He contributed many valuable articles to the religious papers. See Wilson, Presb. Hist. Almanac, 1866, page 111.

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