Kollock, Shepard Kosciusko

Kollock, Shepard Kosciusko a Presbyterian minister, and brother of the preceding, was born at Elizabeth, N. J., June 25, 1795; graduated with high honors from Princeton College when but sixteen years of age, and soon thereafter pursued a course in theology with the Rev. Dr. M'Dowell, and afterwards with his brother, Rev. Dr. Henry Kollock. He was licensed June, 1814, and preached with abundant success for three years in Georgia, when he was called in May, 1818, to Oxford, N. C., where he was ordained. He soon after accepted the position of professor of rhetoric and logic in the University of North Carolina. In 1825 he was called to the Church at Norfolk, and labored there ten years; and was next agent of the Board of Domestic Missions. From 1838 to 1848 he was pastor at Burlington, N. J., and subsequently, till 1860, had charge of a Church at Greenwich, N. J. For the last five years of his life he filled the position of preacher to the benevolent institutions of Philadelphia, where he died, April 7,1865. The following writings from his pen give evidence of uncommon culture and breadth of mind: Hints on Preaching without Reading; Pastoral Reminiscences (translated into French):-The Bards of the Bible.:- Eloquence of the French Pulpit (1852): — Character and Writings of Felon (1853):-Character and Writings of Pascal:-St. Ignatius and the Jesuits (1854):-Character and Writings of Nicole:-Sidney Smith as a Minister of Religion (1856) : — Pastoral Reminiscences (N. Y. 1849, 12mo); etc. See Princeton Review, Index, ii, 229; Amer. Ann. Cyclop. 1865, p. 469; Allibone, Diet. Of Engl. and Amer. Authors, vol. ii, s.v.; Wilson, Presb. Hist. Am. 1866, p. 126 sq.

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