Townley, John H
Townley, John H.
a Presbyterian minister, was born in 1817. In early life he became a devoted Christian. His career was short but brilliant. He was licensed to preach by the Presbytery of Elizabeth, and ordained and installed pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Hackettstown, N.J. He remained in this charge eight years, preaching with great acceptability and usefulness, greatly beloved by the congregation and people of the town. On resigning this charge, he accepted a call to the Church at Morristown, N.J. As in the former charge, during his ministry there were repeated outpourings of the Holy Spirit, in which many souls were converted and added to the Church, so in this, revivals followed. His energy and fidelity greatly endeared him to the people of his charge, and gave promise of continued success. His devotion to the cause of Christ, his prompt and ready co-operation in every good work, and his ability and fidelity in the discharge of every duty devolved upon him, rendered his loss peculiarly afflicting to the Church and the community. He died at Morristown, Feb. 5,1855. (W. P. S.)