MILLS, Henry. b. Morriston, New Jersey, 12 March 1786; d. Auburn, New York, 10 June 1867. He was educated at the College of New Jersey, Princeton, graduating in 1802. According to the Revd. F. M. Bird in JJ, p. 736, he held the degree of DD, which he presumably acquired in the years that followed, when he was also a teacher. In 1816 he was ordained Pastor of the Presbyterian Church, Woodbridge, New Jersey. In 1821 he was appointed Professor of Biblical Criticism and Oriental Languages at Auburn Theological Seminary, which had been founded in 1818 to prepare young ministers for missionary work in the developing frontier states. Mills was one of the senior Faculty in the early years of the...
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