Hovey, Jonathan Parsons, Dd
Hovey, Jonathan Parsons, D.D.
A Presbyterian minister, was born in Waybridge, Vt., Oct. 10,1810. He received a collegiate education at Jacksonville, Ill., and South Hanover, Ind. He studied theology at Auburn Seminary, and was ordained for the ministry March 1837. He was settled four times: first at Gaines, N. Y.; then at Burdette, N. Y.; then at Richmond, Va.; and from September, 1850, for thirteen years, in New York City. "His church occupied a difficult field. It was surrounded by German Catholics, and by those who valued little, though they greatly needed, the institutions of the Gospel. Here he labored with signal fidelity and usefulness. Several revivals were enjoyed during his ministry, and many additions were made to the Church." During our late civil war Dr. Hovey served as chaplain of the 71st Regiment New York State Volunteers, and continued with them during their entire period of service, at the expiration of which he returned again to his charge in New York City. He died there Dec. 16, 1863. — Wilson's Presb. Hist. Alm. 1864, p. 305 sq.; Rev. Dr. Field, in the Christian Intelligencer, Dec. 24, 1863.