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KOLLOCK, Shepard, editor, born in Lewiston, Delaware, in 1750; died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 28 July, 1839. He was commissioned lieutenant early in the Revolution, and took part in the battle of Trenton and other engagements. In 1779 he resigned and began a newspaper entitled the "New Jersey Journal" in Chatham. He removed his press to New York in 1783, and established the " New York Gazetteer," and in 1787 removed to Elizabethtown, New Jersey, and revived his first journal, which he edited for thirty-one years, he was judge of common pleas thirty-five years and postmaster of Elizabethtown from 1820 till 1829.--His son, Henry, clergyman, born in New Providence, New Jersey, 14 December, 1778; died in Savannah, Georgia, 29 December, 1819, was graduated at Princeton in 1794, and was tutor there from 1797 till 1800, at the same time studying theology. He was licensed to preach on 7 May, 1800, and in December he became professor of divinity in Princeton, and pastor of the church there. From 1806 till his death he was pastor of the independent Presbyterian church in Savannah, Georgia In 1817 he spent eight months in England to collect materials for a life of John Calvin. Dr. James W. Alexander, in his memoir of Archibald Alexander (New York, 1854), spoke of him as " one of the most ornate vet vehement orators whom our country has produced." Harvard gave him the degree of D. D. in 1806. His sermons were published, with a memoir, by his brother (4 vols., Savannah, 1822). --Another son, Shepard Koseiuszko, clergyman, born in Elizabeth town, New Jersey, 29 June, 1795; died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 7 April, 1865, was graduated at Princeton in 1812, studied theology with Dr. John McDowell and his brother, was licensed to preach in 1814, and ordained in 1818 as pastor of a Presbyterian church in Oxford, North Carolina He was soon appointed professor of rhetoric and logic in the University of North Carolina, and in 1825 called to the Presbyterian church of Norfolk, Virginia, where he remained ten years. He then returned to New Jersey, and was for three years agent of the Board of domestic missions. He was successively pastor in Burlington, New Jersey, and Greenwich, New Jersey, till 1860, and in that year he removed to Philadelphia, where he preached to the benevolent institutions of the city until 1863. Princeton gave him the degree of D.D. in 1850. He contributed to the " Princeton Review," and published discourses and " Pastoral Reminiscences," translated into French and issued in Paris (New York, 1849).
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