May, E H

May, E. H.

a Dutch Reformed minister, was born at Lynn, Norfolk, England, Jan. 28, 1795. He received a good preparatory education, and studied for the ministry at Hoxton College, near London; was ordained in 1815 over the Independent Church at Bury, Lancashire, and subsequently preached in Rochford, in the south of England, and Croydon, Surrey. In 1834 he came to America, and in 1835 became a member of the Classis of Washington, and pastor of the Reformed Dutch Church in Northumberland; in 1836, pastor of the Church in Schuylerville; in 1839, of the Twenty-first Street Church, New York; in 1848 accepted the appointment of secretary to the Pennsylvania Colonization Society; and in 1849 became secretary of the Pennsylvania Seamen's Friend Society, in which connection he served until near his death, August, 1858. Mr. May was an instructive and evangelical preacher, a man of refined taste and correct judgment, and a frank, open- hearted Christian. See Wilson, Presb. Hist. Almanac, 1860, p. 203.

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