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Yeomans, John William, D.D.

a Presbyterian divine, was born at Hinsdale, Mass., Jan. 7, 1800. He graduated at Williams College in 1824; studied theology in the seminary at Andover, and was ordained and installed pastor of the Church at North Adams in November, 1828. In 1832 he became pastor of the First Congregational Church of Pittsfield; in 1834 of the First Presbyterian Church of Trenton, N. J.; in 1841 accepted the presidency of Lafayette College, Easton, Pa.; and in 1845 became pastor of the Mahoning Church, Danville, where he continued to labor until his death, June 22, 1863. Dr. Yeomans was a man of strong and original mind. His profound thought and logical power were acknowledged by all who knew him or read his writings, As a preacher, he was instructive, impressive, and often highly eloquent. Above all, he was a man of faith and prayer, of deep, intelligent, and scriptural piety. He published, an Election Sermon (Boston, 1834, 8vo): Dedication Sermon (1840, 8vo): Inaugural Address (1841,8vo): and was co-author of a Hist. Of the County of Berkshire, Mass. (Pittsfield, 1829, 12mo, 468 pp. in 2 pts.). Besides these, he was a frequent contributor to the Biblical Repertory and other religious periodicals, and had for several years been engaged in writing Commentaries on the Epistle to the Romans and the Gospel of John, both of which were left in an unfinished state. See Wilson, Presb. Hist. Almanac, 1864, p. 207; Allibone, Dict. of Brit and Amer. Authors, s.v. (J. L. S.)

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Yeomans, John William, D.D.'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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