Pinney, John Brooke, Lld
Pinney, John Brooke, LL.D.
a Presbyterian minister, was born at Baltimore, Maryland, December 25, 1806.. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1828, having studied law while in college; graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1832; was ordained by the Presbytery of Philadelphia the same year. and soon after went to Africa in the service of the American Colonization Society as agent for the colony of Liberia. He returned in 1847, and was installed pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Washington, Pa., where he remained until his appointment as secretary of the New York State Colonization Society, a position which he occupied from 1848 to 1863, and again several years later. He made two visits to Africa to promote the interests of the colony of Liberia. His entire life was devoted to the welfare of the African race, and he engaged in his work with indomitable zeal and energy. He hadi worn himself out long before his end came, but, though infirm, he labored to the last. He died at his plantation, near Ocala, Florida, December 25, 1882, and was buried under the shade of the oaks near his house, six black men acting as pall-bearers. See Necrol. Report of Princeton Theol. Sem. 1883, page 25. (W.P.S.)