Kollock, Henry, Dd

Kollock, Henry, D.D., a Presbyterian minister, was born Dec. 14,1778, at New Providence, Essex County, N.J., and graduated at New Jersey College in 1794. Having devoted himself to study for the three successive years, he was appointed tutor in his alma mater. In this position he distinguished himself for his skill in debate, passing his leisure hours in the study of theology. In 1800 he was licensed, and preached for five months at Princeton, where he also delivered a series of discourses on the life and character of St. Peter, which were remarkable for their brilliancy and attraction. On leaving Princeton he took charge of' the Church at Elizabethtown, and was a zealous promoter of missions to the destitute regions in Morris and Sussex Counties. In 1803 he returned to Princeton as pastor and professor, and in 1806 accepted a call from the Independent Presbyterian Church at Savannah, Ga., where his labors were abundant. He sailed for England in 1817, not only in quest of health, but also to collect materials for a life of John Calvin, and after an absence of eight months returned to Savannah, where he died, Dec. 29,1819. A collection of his Sermons was published in 1822 (Savannah, 4' vols. 8vo). Dr. J. W. Alexander (Life of Dr. Archibald Alexander, p. 359) pays Dr. Kollock a very high tribute as a scholar, and says of him as a preacher that he was " one of the most ornate yet vehement orators whom our country has produced."-Sprague, Annals, 4:263 sq. See Cambridge General Repository, i, 135; Christian Review, vol. 14; Kollock (S. K.), Biography of I. Kollock.

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