Johnson, Evan M, Dd
Johnson, Evan M., D.D.
a minister of the Protestant Episcopal Church, was born in Rhode Island, June 10, 1792. He was ordained to the ministry in Trinity Church, Newport, by bishop Griswold, July 8, 1813; removed to New York City in 1814, and became assistant rector of Grace Church, but the year following he exchanged this position for the rectorate of St. James's Church, Newtown, L.I. In 1824 he settled in Brooklyn, and built St. John's Church. During his ministry he united nearly 4000 couples in marriage, and baptized nearly 10,000 children. He was, at the time of his decease, March 19, 1865, the oldest settled Episcopal clergyman in the State of New York.