Biography of Rev. A. P. Burgess
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Burgess, Rev. A. P., D.D., was born in Herkimer county in 1845, prepared for Hamilton College, at West Winfield Academy, and received his theological training in New England. He received his degree of Doctor of Divinity from Monroe College in 18S6. He was a pastor in Mexico, Oswego county, eight years. He was seven years in Dennis and Duxbury, Mass., and has been pastor of the First Presbyterian church in Newark, N. Y., for twenty one years. In April, 1894, his church celebrated the twentieth anniversary of his pastorate by giving him a reception, nearly a thousand persons being present. On this occasion he was the recipient of a valuable gold watch, and Mrs. Burgess of a costly supply of table china. Mr. Burgess has been largely identified with the interests of his town and county. Mr. Burgess has added to his clerical duties a large service on the platform, in the cause of temperance, and he edited the Temperance Press two years while in Boston, Mass. For three years he edited the Watchword in Ilion, N.Y. His sons, W. C. and F. D. Burgess, are editors and publishers of the Arcadian Weekly Gazette of Newark.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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