Norton, Augustus Theodore, Dd
Norton, Augustus Theodore, D.D.
a Presbyterian minister, was born at Cornwall, Connecticut, March 28, 1808. He graduated from Yale College in 1832; studied theology privately; was licensed as an evangelist; labored first at Windham, N.Y., and afterwards at Griggsfield, Naples, Pittsfield, and Atlas, in southern Illinois. He organized the Second Presbyterian Church in St. Louis, Missouri, and in 1839 was called to the pastorate of the First Presbyterian Church in Alton, Illinois, where he labored for nineteen years. In 1859 he was appointed district secretary of Church Extension and Home Missions for the West, and was enabled in due time to report every church in his field as supplied with a minister. In 1879 he published a large volume of seven hundred pages, on the History of the Presbyterian Church in Illinois. He died at Alton, April 29, 1884.