Hoyt, Ova Phelps, Dd
Hoyt, Ova Phelps, D.D.
a Presbyterian minister, was born at New Haven, Vermont, May 26, 1800. He graduated from Middlebury College in 1821, and from Andover Theological Seminary in 1824. Soon after he was ordained pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Potsdam, N.Y., where he remained until 1830, then took the agency of the American Home Missionary Society, and resided in Utica. While there he was editor of the Western Recorder for a year and a half. He was stated supply at Cambridge in 1835; at Detroit, Michigan, in 1839; at Kalamazoo, in 1840; district secretary of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, in 1852; supply at Elkhart, Iowa, in 1860; and from 1863 resided in Kalamazoo, Michigan, until his death, February 11, 1866. See Wilson, Presb. Hist. Almanac, 1867, page 299.