King, Barnabas, Dd
King, Barnabas, D.D.
a Presbyterian minister, was born in New Marlborough, Mass., June 2, 1780. While yet in his 14th year, his great proficiency in study attracted the attention of Dr. Catline, who afterwards bore all the expense of fitting him for Williams College, Mass., which he entered in 1802. In 1804 he graduated, and then for a year taught school and studied theology with Dr. Catline. In 1805 he was licensed by the Berkshire Congregational Association, Mass., and in 1805 was ordained by the Presbytery, and installed as pastor of the Rockaway Church, N. J., where he continued to preach till 1848; his congregation then called a colleague pastor, which relation continued until the death of Dr. King, April 10,1862. King was a man of admirable character; his consistent piety no one questioned, and his sympathetic heart made him a model pastor. As a preacher, his style was very simple, but scriptural, and usually very earnest. See Wilson, Presbyterian Hist. Almanac. 1863. (J. L. S.)