Roe, Azel, Dd

Roe, Azel, D.D., a Presbyterian minister, was born at Setauket, Long Island, N.Y., Feb. 20, 1738. He was graduated at the College of New Jersey in 1756, and studied theology under Rev. Caleb Smith, of Newark Mountains (now Orange), N.J. He was licensed to preach by the New York Presbytery in 1759 (or 1760), and was ordained sine titulo by the same presbytery about two years after. In the autumn of 1763 he was installed pastor at Woodbridge, N.J. During the Revolution he proved himself an earnest friend of the colonies. Mr. Roe was trustee of the College of New Jersey for twenty- nine years (1778-1807), a member of the first General Assembly in 1789, and moderator of that body in 1802. He was made doctor of divinity by Yale College in 1800. He died of an affection of the throat, Dec. 2, 1815. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit 3, 232.

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