Hoge, James, Dd

Hoge, James, D.D.

a Presbyterian minister, was born at Moorfield. Virginia, in 1784. He was educated chiefly by his father, though he spent one year at an academy in Baltimore. He was licensed to preach April 17, J805, was ordained in 1809, and was appointed missionary to the State of Ohio by the General Assembly. Within a year he organized a church at Franklinton, and in 1807 became minister of the First Church at Columbus, Ohio. Here he remained until 1858, when his age and infirmities induced him to resign. Dr. Hoge was the "father of the Presbytery of Columbus, and even of the Synod of Ohio." Not merely in his own parish, but in the Church courts and in the General Assembly, he was a man of great power and influence. The institutions for the deaf; dumb, and blind in Ohio were largely due to his exertions. Though born in a slave state, he was opposed to slavery, and was thoroughly loyal to the nation. He died at Columbus Sept. 22,1863. A memorial sermon, preached by the Rev. William C. Roberts Oct. 4,1863 (Columbus, Ohio, 1863), was reviewed in the Amer. Presb. Rev. Jan. 1864, p. 89 sq. — Wilson, Presb. Historical Almanac, 1863, p. 232; 1864, p. 168.

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