JONATHAN GREENLEAF 1785-1865
- MM 1807, Cumberland (Maine)
- Grand Chaplain 1831, 1832
From Proceedings, Page 1873-297:
REV. JONATHAN GREENLEAF, D.D., BOSTON. Congregationalist, 1831, 1832.
GREENLEAF, JONATHAN, D.D. (N. J. Coll. 1863), was born in Newburyport Sept. 4, 1785, and died in Brooklyn, N.Y., April 24, 1865. Edward, his ancestor, settled in Newburyport in 1635. Moses, his father, was a captain in the revolutionary army. Jonathan was licensed to preach in Sept., 1814; was ordained over the church in Wells, March 8, 1815; dismissed Sept., 1828; then took charge of the Mariners' Church, Boston; and was Secretary of the Seamen's Friend Society.
In December, 1833, he removed to New York, where he edited the Sailor's Magazine, and was secretary of the same society until November, 1841. He organized and was pastor of the Wallabout Presbyterian Church, Brooklyn, from March 8, 1843, until his death. He was author of Sketches of the Ecclesiastical History of Maine, 1821; History of New York Churches, 1846; Genealogy of the Greenleaf Family, N. Y., 8vo, 1854. — Drake.
Letter to the Deacons, 1837