Nevins, William, Dd

Nevins, William, D.D.

a noted Presbyterian minister, was born in Norwich, Connecticut, October 13, 1797. After a mercantile education, he entered Yale College in 1812, and graduated in 1816. He then became a member of the Princeton Theological Seminary, and was licensed to preach at Lisbon, Conn., in September, 1819. On October 19, 1820, he was ordained and installed pastor of the First Presbvterian Church in Baltimore. His health having become impaired, he went for some time to St. Croix to try the effects of a milder climate. Not deriving any benefit from it, however, he returned to Baltimore, and there died, September 14, 1835. Dr. Nevins published two sermons in the National Preacher, and five tracts through the American Tract Society. Shortly after his death where was published a selection of his manuscripts, entitled Select Remains, with a memoir by Reverend William S. Plumer, D.D. His contributions to the N.Y. Observer were published about the same time in two small volumes, entitled Thoughts on Popery and Practical Thoughts. A volume of Sermons. selected by himself, was printed in 1837. All of his publications were most acceptable at the time of their appearance, and have continued to exert an influence for good to this time. As a pastor and preacher Dr. Nevins was deservedly popular. See, besides the memoir already referred to, Sprague, Annals, 4:629.

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