Stockton, John, Dd

Stockton, John, D.D.

a Presbyterian minister, was born near Washington, Pennsylvania, November 18, 1803. He graduated from Washington College in 1820, and was for two years teacher of Latin in that institution; prosecuted his theological studies under Reverend Drs. Wylie and Anderson, and spent one year (1825-26) in Princeton Theological Seminary; was ordained pastor of the Cross Creek Church in 1827, and remained in this charge until 1877, when he was released from responsible duties, with the title of pastor emeritus. During the fifty years of his pastorate, fifteen-hundred and forty-five members were added to the Church, more than forty ministers of the Gospel were raised up, and one hundred elders were ordained. One year after his settlement he founded a classical school, which was a means of great usefulness to the surrounding country. He died at Cross Creek, May 5, 1882. See Necrol. Report of Princeton Theol. Sem. 1883, page 20.(W.P.S.)

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