Sterry, John

Sterry, John, a Baptist minister, was born in Providence, R.I., in 1766, and studied in Brown University, but did not take the full collegiate course. About 1790 he removed to Norwich, Conn., where he established himself as printer, author, and publisher. Mr. Sterry was converted soon after his removal to Norwich, and joined the Baptist Church there, and on Dec. 25, 1800, he was ordained its minister. The Church he served was very poor, in no year paying him a salary exceeding $100, so that he continued his mechanical and literary pursuits. He died in Norwich Nov. 5, 1823. He published, with his brother Consider, The American Youth (1790, 8vo): — Arithmetic for the Use of Schools (1795): — in conjunction with the Rev. Wm. Northrup, Divine Songs: — and in conjunction with Epaphras Porter he edited and published The True Republican, a newspaper (June, 1804). See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 6, 407.

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