Rowland, Henry Augustus, Dd

Rowland, Henry Augustus, D.D., a Presbyterian divine, was born at Windsor, Conn., Sept. 19, 1804. His father was pastor of the Congregational Church at Windsor, and his mother was a relative of Rev. Jonathan Edwards, D.D. He graduated at Yale College in 1823, finished his theological course at Andover Seminary in 1827, was licensed by the Hampden Association, and ordained by the New York Presbytery Nov. 24, 1830. He began his ministry in the Presbyterian Church at Fayetteville, N.C. In 1834 he became pastor of Pearl Street Church, New York; in 1843, of the Church at Honesdale, Pa.; and in 1856 accepted a call and was installed pastor of the Park Presbyterian Church, Newark, N.J., where he labored until his death, Sept. 4, 1859. Dr. Rowland was a successful pastor and an earnest, eloquent preacher. He labored efficiently with his pen, and in the pulpit, to promote the interests of the Redeemer's kingdom for more than one third of a century. He was fond of literature, and wrote much for the periodical press; also several volumes, viz.: On the Common Maxims of Infidelity (1850, 12mo): — The Path of Life (1851, 18mo): — Light in the Dark Valley (1852, 24mo): -- The Way of Peace (1853, 16mo): — Tracts on Christian Baptism: — The Elect Saved by Faith: — and A Conversiation on Decrees and Free Agency. Also many single sermons and articles in the New York Evangelist, New York Observer, etc. See Memorial of the Life and Services of the late Henry A. Rowland, D.D.; Wilson, Presb. Hist. Almanac, 1861, p. 163. (J.L.S.)

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