Orton, Azariah G Dd

Orton, Azariah G. D.D, a Presbyterian divine, was born in Tyringham, Berkshire County, Mass., Aug. 6, 1789. He graduated at Williams College, Williamstown, Mass., in 1813; studied theology in Princeton. Theological Seminary. Princeton, N.J.; was licensed by the New Brunswick Presbytery, and ordained at Cranberry, N. J., in 1822. He labored successfully at Seneca Falls, N. Y., Lisle, Greene, and Lisle a second time. He died, at the latter place Dec. 28, 1864. Dr. Orton wrote largely for the press, especially on capital punishment, episcopacy, and slavery. He was a man of profound investigation; his powers of abstraction were seldom equaled. Infidelity in all its phases found in him an unbending opponent. Never for one moment did he seem to doubt the divinity of Christ, the inspiration of the Bible, or the sacredness of the ministry. See Wilson, Presb. Hist. Alm. 1866, p. 220. (J. L. S.)

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