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COLLIER, Joseph Avery, clergyman, born in Plymouth, Massachusetts, 26 October, 1828; died in Kinderhook, New York, 13 August, 1864. He was graduated at Rutgers in 1849, and, upon the completion of his studies in the theological seminary of the Reformed Dutch church at New Brunswick, was ordained pastor of the churches of Bronxville and Greenville, Westchester County, New York He was pastor at Geneva, New York, in 1855-'9, and afterward at Kingston, New York He was the author of "The Right Way, or the Gospel applied to the Intercourse of Individuals and Nations" (New York, 1854); "The Christian Home" (Philadelphia, 1359); "The Young Men of the Bible" (New York, 1861); "Little Crowns and how to Coin them" (1862); "Pleasant Paths for Little Feet" (1864) : " Dawn of Heaven," published posthumously, with a biographical sketch of the author, by his brother, the Rev. Ezra W. Collier (1S65).
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