Johns, Henry Van Dyke, Dd

Johns, Henry Van Dyke, D.D.

a Protestant Episcopal clergyman, was born at New Castle, Delaware, in 1803, being the youngest son of the Hon. Kensey Johns, chief-justice of Delaware and United States senator. He graduated from Princeton College, afterwards studied at the General Theological Seminary, N.Y., and continued his theological studies under the direction of his brother, bishop Johns of Virginia. His ministry began at Wilmington, Delaware; he was for some time rector of the Church at Frederick, Maryland; thence he was called to Trinity Church, Washington, D.C.; subsequently to Cincinnati, Ohio; then to the rectorship of Christ Church, Baltimore, Maryland, where he continued until 1853, when Emanuel Church was built by a portion of his congregation, and he became its rector, a position which he occupied until his death, April 22, 1859. See Amer. Quar. Church Rev. 1859, page 352.

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