Van Doren, Luther Halsey
Van Doren, Luther Halsey a Presbyterian and Reformed (Dutch) minister, was born at Hopewell, Orange Co., N. Y., in 1808. He graduated at the College of New Jersey in 1831, and began his preparation for the ministry under the Rev. R. B. Smith, D.D., LL.D., Protestant Episcopal bishop of Kentucky, but was subsequently licensed by the Presbyterian Church of Lexington, Ky., and ordained presbyter at Columbia, Mo., in 1834. He preached for the Presbyterian churches of St. Louis, Farmington, and Columbia, Mo.; Freehold, N. J.; Paducah, Ky.; Spring Street and Fiftieth Street, New York City; and New Vernon, N. J., from 1834 to 1871; then .for the Reformed (.Dutch) churches of Moutville from 1871 to 1874, and Middletown from 1874 to 1876. He died in 1876. See Corwin, Manual of the Ref. Church in America, s.v.