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MARTIN, James, clergyman, born in Albany, New York, 12 May, 1796; died in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, 15 June, 1846. He was graduated at Union college in 1819, studied theology in the seminary of the Associate church, which was then in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and was ordained as pastor of the church in Albany, New York, 19 May, 1824. While still filling the pastoral office he assumed the editorship of the "Evangelical Repository" in 1833. In 1842 he became professor of didactic theology and Hebrew in the theological seminary at Cannonsburg. He received the degree of D. D. from Jefferson college in 1843. He published "A Preface designed to show that the Biblical Psalms only are to be sung in the Worship of God" (Albany, 1830); an "Essay on the Imputation of Adam's First Sin to his Posterity" (1834): and "The Duty of Submission to Church Rulers Explained and Defended" (1841).
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