Hotchkiss, Velona R, Dd
Hotchkiss, Velona R., D.D.
a Baptist minister, was born in Spafford, Onondaga County, N.Y., June 5, 1815, and graduated from Madison University in 1838. His pastorates were in Poultney, Vermont (1839); Rochester, N.Y.; Buffalo (1849-54), also, subsequently, from 1865 until his death, and in Fall River, Massachusetts. From 1854 to 1865 he was a professor in Rochester Theological Seminary. Dr. Hotchkiss ranked very high as a scholar and an able preacher, and was regarded as one of the strongest men in his denomination. He died in Buffalo, January 4, 1882. (J.C.S.)