Woodhull, John, Dd

Woodhull, John, D.D.

a Presbyterian divine, was born in Suffolk County, L. I., Jan. 26, 1744. He graduated at the College of New Jersey in 1766, studied theology privately, was licensed to preach by the Presbytery of Newcastle, Aug. 10, 1768, and was ordained and installed pastor of the Leacock congregation, Lancaster Co., Pa., Aug. 1, 1770. In 1779 he became pastor of a congregation in Freehold, N. J., where he remained until his death, Nov. 22, 1824. Dr. Woodhull was a popular and useful minister, distinguished for his skill and tact in ecclesiastical bodies. He published a Sermon in the New Jersey Preacher (1813). See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 3, 304; Allibone, Dict. of Brit and Amer. Authors, s.v.; Timlow, Hist. Serm.

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