Locke, Nathaniel Clark

Locke, Nathaniel Clark D.D., a Presbyterian minister, was born June 1, 1816, at Salem, N.J., graduated from Middlebury College, Vermont, in 1838; from Union Theological Seminary, New York, in 1844; was immediately licensed by the New York Presbytery, and soon after entered upon the duties of his first charge at Eastville, Northampton County, Virginia; accepted a call to the Central Church, Brooklyn, in 1847; three years later took charge of the Church at Hempstead, Long Island, N.Y., and there labored until 1860, when failing health compelled him to seek for a dismission. Dr. Locke was a member of the General Assembly of 1860, which met in Rochester, N.Y. A number of his discourses were published, and he was also a large contributor to the religious press. He died July 21, 1862. He was gifted with a well-trained and well-stored mind. and was eminently genial and social as a pastor and friend, and earnest and eloquent as a preacher. See Wilson, Presbyterian Historical Almanac, 1863, page 188. (J.L.S.)

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