Moore, John L, Dd
Moore, John L., D.D.
a pioneer Baptist minister, was born in Lewis County, N.Y., February 17, 1803. He was converted at the age of twenty-two; graduated from the Hamilton Institute in 1831; vas ordained the same year at Watertown; visited and preached in several of the larger towns of Ohio, under the direction of the Home Mission Society; and in 1834 settled in Piqua, in that state, spending half his time with a new church at Troy. Next he was pastor at Dayton for two years, and then, for eight years, was in the service of the Ohio Convention, acting a part of the time as an agent of the college at Granville, now Denison University. After a short pastorate in Springfield, he devoted himself to promoting the interests of the theological seminary at Fairmount.: In 1855 he became an exploring missionary in Ohio, and finally gave up public life, preaching occasionally. He died in Topeka, Kansas, January 23, 1878. See Cathcart, Baptist Encyclop. page 812. (J.C.S.)