Studdiford, Peter O, Dd

Studdiford, Peter O., D.D., a Presbyterian divine, son of the preceding, was born at Readington, N.J., Jan. 11, 1799. He early made a profession of religion, pursued his preparatory studies at the Academy at Baskingridge, N.J., and subsequently at Somerville. In 1816 he graduated with the highest honor at Rutgers College, New Brunswick, was occupied three years in teaching, and graduated at the Theological Seminary at Princeton in 1821; He was licensed by the New Brunswick Presbytery April 27, 1819, ordained as an evangelist by the same presbytery Nov. 28, 1821, and on Dec. 2, 1821, commenced his labors at Lambertville, N.J., alternating for one year with the Solebury Church in Pennsylvania. In June 1825, he was installed pastor of the Lambertville and Solebury churches, which relation existed most happily for a period of forty-five years. He died June 5, 1866. Dr. Studdiford was a sound and able theologian, a judicious and most instructive preacher, and admirably fitted and successful as an educator. See Wilson, Presb. Hist. Almanac, 1867, p. 204. (J.L.S.)

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