Hamill, Hugh, Dd

Hamill, Hugh, D.D.

a Presbyterian minister, was born at Norristown, Pennsylvania, February 28, 1810. He received his preparatory education at Norristown Academy; graduated from Rutgers College, N.J., in 1827; entered Princeton Theological Seminary in November of the same year, and left in April, 1830; then spent the winter of 1831-32 at Yale Divinity School; was licensed by the Presbytery of Philadelphia, April 30, 1830; ordained an evangelist at Buffalo, N.Y., October 31, 1832; became stated supply at Black Rock (now the Breckenridge Street Church, Buffalo), from November 1, 1830, until November 1, 1833; began to preach at Elkton, Maryland, and Pencader Church, Delaware, where he was installed pastor by New Castle Presbytery, January 21, 1834; in 1837 became connected with the High School at Lawrenceville, N.J., where he remained thirty- three years; but about 1870; was obliged to withdraw from the work of teaching on account of impaired hearing, and in 1873 took up his residence at Newark, Delaware, where he spent his remaining years in study, and died August 1, 1881. He was a man of fine scholarship, and his life was pure, noble, and useful. See Necrol. Report of Princeton Theol. Sem. 1882, page 20.

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