Root, Henry

Root, Henry, a Presbyterian minister, was born in Canaan, Columbia Co., N.Y., July 17, 1813. He graduated at Williams College, Mass., studied theology at Auburn Seminary, N.Y., and was licensed by Cayuga Presbytery. After graduating he removed to Michigan, where he was ordained in 1835, and was stated supply for Dexter and Howell churches. Subsequently he preached for Granville, Portland, and Bunker Hill churches. He was connected with the American Home Missionary Society, and was one of their most successful missionaries. He died at Feltz, April 5, 1860. Mr. Root was a powerful preacher, and in building up churches in the faith he had no superior. See Wilson, Presb. Hist. Almanac, 1861, p. 163. (J.L.S.)

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