​Andrew Jackson Hay excerpt from Ministers of the PBA

​Andrew Jackson Hay excerpt from Ministers of the PBA

20th Oct 2021

Andrew Jackson Hay: b. Apr. 13, 1825, Warwick, Bucks Co., Pa.; d. Apr. 14, 1902, Germantown, Pa.; he was taught the trade of blacksmith at Hatborough, Pa.; “He worked his way to Lewisburg on a canal boat and borrowed a wheelbarrow to take his trunk to his room. He helped to dig the foundation for the College building at Lewisburg and had the care of the clock in the old church” (quoted in Forgeus); grad. Lewisburg University, B.A., 1852, M.A., 1855; m. Sarah E. _________ (Nov. 1821, Pa.-Feb. 18, 1902, Germantown, Pa.), 1852; lic. Dec. 23, 1848, Hatborough, Pa.; . . . ord. Sept. 3, 1852, Duncansville, Pa.; pastor, Duncansville, Pa., 1852-1853, and Pleasant Valley, Altoona, Pa., 1852-1854, Vincent, Pa. and Windsor, Pa., back in Northumberland by 1860, during which time he wrote the annual Circular Letter of the Northumberland Baptist Association for 1860 on “Christian Education of Children;” pastor, First Baptist, Manayunk (Phila.), Pa., Feb. 20, 1861-Apr. 1, 1866, Pottsville, Pa., Apr. 1, 1866-1867, again briefly supplying at Pleasant Valley, Altoona, Pa., 1867, pastor, Greenwich, N.J., (called Oct. 1) Dec. 12, 1867-May 8, 1870, Curwensville, Pa., York, Pa., [1871], Broadway Baptist, Camden, N.J., Dec. 22, 1872-June 28, 1874, Calvary Baptist, Hopewell, N.J., May 1, 1876-1878, Jacobstown, N.J., Feb. 1, 1878-1885, assisted in organizing First Baptist, Cramer Hill (later Trinity Baptist, East Camden / Camden), N.J., in 1884, of which he was the first pastor, 1885-1887, then worked at the North Cramer Hill mission in 1888, which the following year was also organized into a church (Bethany Baptist), of which he was the first pastor, 1889-1895, and made pastor-emeritus, pastor, Stockton, N.J., retired to Germantown, Pa., where he and his wife entered the George Nugent Home for Baptist Ministers, Mar. 1896, and lived out the remainder of their days. Their gravesites are in the Ivy Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia. “He was intensely earnest in his calling and devoted all his powers to it”—S. F. Forgeus.

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The picture is of the George Nugent Home for Baptist Ministers, Germantown, Pa., mentioned in the excerpt.