Halsey, Job Foster, Dd

Halsey, Job Foster, D.D.

a Presbyterian minister, was born at Schenectady, N.Y., July 12, 1800. He received his preparatory education at Newburgh Academy; graduated from Union College in 1819; taught with his father at Newburgh; studied theology with his brother, and was licensed by the Presbytery of North River, May 1, 1823; spent from 1823 to 1826 at Princeton Seminary; was ordained by the Presbytery of New Brunswick at Freehold, N.J., June 14, 1826, and on the same day installed pastor of the Old Tennant Church in that place, where he labored until May 5, 1828; was agent in New Jersey for the American Bible Society in 1828 and 1829; in Albany, N.Y., in 1829 and 1830, for the American Tract Society, and in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1830 and 1831, in the Sunday-school cause. He went to Allegheny City, and was installed pastor of the First Church of that city, July 1, 1831, and labored there until released, April 23, 1836. He was a professor in the Marion Manual Labor College in Missouri, in 1835 and 1836; principal of Raritan Seminary for Young Ladies, at Perth Amboy, N.J., from 1836 to 1848; was installed pastor at West Bloomfield, now Montclair, January 8, 1852, where he remained until 1856; was installed pastor of the First Church of Norristown. Pennsylvania, May 11, 1856, where he labored twenty-four years. Here he died, March 24, 1882. See Necrol. Report of Princeton Theol. Sem. 1882, page 12.

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