Hall, Baynard Rush, Dd
Hall, Baynard Rush, D.D.
a Reformed (Dutch) minister, was born in Philadelphia in 1798. At the age of four he was left an orphan, and heir to a large estate, which through mismanagement never came into his possession. In Union College, where he graduated in 1820, his reputation for ability and scholarship was of the first rank. He was educated with. a view to the law, but Providence turned his steps to the ministry. He graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1823, with bright promise of success, yet most of his life was spent in teaching. He was professor in Indiana University the same year, and taught in after-years in Trenton, Poughkeepsie, Newburgh, and Brooklyn. In 1846 he left the Presbyterian Church and joined the Reformed Church in America, but remained without charge. He died in Brooklyn, L.I, January 23, 1863. Dr. Hall published in early life a valuable Latin Grammar. His volume entitled The News Purchase, or Seven Years' in the West, enjoyed great popularity. Later in life he published a work of acknowledged merit, entitled, Teaching, a Science. He contributed freely to the religious periodicals. See Corwin, Manual of the Ref. Church in America, s.v.; Christian Intelligencer, 1863. (W.J.R.T.)