Hamilton, David Henry, Dd
Hamilton, David Henry, D.D.
a Presbyterian minister, was born at Canajoharie, N.Y., October 29, 1813. He graduated from Union College in 1839; studied and practiced law in Amsterdam; graduated from the Auburn Theological Seminary in 1841; entered upon his ministry in 1843 in Trumansburg; subsequently was pastor of three other churches, in New Haven, Connecticut, Jacksonville, Illinois, and Ripley, Ohio. There was an interval of two years between his labors in New Haven and Jacksonville, which was spent in study at the University of Berlin, Germany. He died at Kingsborough, N.Y., July 4, 1879. As a preacher and pastor he was highly prized. He toiled incessantly, and seemed to rest in labors that would utterly break other men down. In these efforts hundreds and thousands were converted, and the churches quickened and strengthened. His Autology, an inductive system of mental science, a large octavo of seven hundred pages, published in 1873, is a monument not less to his industry than his mastery of philosophy, and his remarkable powers of independent, bold, sharp thinking. He had spent years in the preparation of a second volume, which he left unfinished, in which the system of theology was to be elaborated in accordance with his mental science. See Genesis Cat. of Auburn Theol. Sem. 1883, page 273. (W.P.S.)