Wood, Jeremiah, Dd
Wood, Jeremiah, D.D.
a Presbyterian minister, was born in Greenfield, Saratoga Co., N.Y., Nov. 1, 1801. After graduation at Union College, Schenectady, N. Y., in 1824 he entered Princeton Theological Seminary, and remained there over two years, but without completing the course. He was licensed by the Albany Presbytery in August, 1826, and began preaching at Mayfield, N. Y., within the bounds of the presbytery, in November of that year. He was ordained as an evangelist by the Presbytery of Albany, Jan. 10, 1828, and continued his work as a stated supply at Mayfield until Sept. 2, 1840, and after twelve years was installed as pastor. He continued in this field through a period of nearly half a century. Dr. Wood was a man of clear intellect, and possessed unusual power as a debater and pulpit orator. He was a wise counselor, and his opinions always commanded respect among his brethren. His deep piety, consistent life, and faithful labors made him an. uncommonly successful pastor, and lie was deeply beloved by his people. During his long ministry he was permitted to witness many powerful and glorious revivals among the people of his charge. In one of these in 1873 the membership of his Church was almost doubled. He died suddenly, June 6,1876. (W. P. S.)