Biography of Rev. James C. Calvin
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Mead, Rev. John Calvin, was born in Burdett, Schuyler county, October 8, 1859. His father, G. J. Mead, was a prominent farmer of his town. The family are of Scotch and English descent, and were among the earliest settlers in Central New York. John C. was educated in the common schools, and entered Cook Academy at Havana, where his preparation for college was completed. In 1879 he entered Hamilton, taking the classical course, and graduated in 1880 with the degree of A.B., receiving special prizes as an essayist and debator; also giving special attention to the study of the law. In the fall of 1883 he entered the Theological Seminary at Auburn, graduating in 1886, and the same year was installed pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Canastota, receiving the degree of A.M. from his Alma Mater. He remained in Canastota six years, the church body increasing threefold under his pastorate. The death of his mother in 1882 caused several extended trips ti Europe and in the United States, entering also the lecture field. In 1892 he came to Clyde and was installed as pastor of the Presbyterian Church. At the age of thirty three he married Martha, daughter of Abram Lansing, of Albany. The church under his charge has been invigorated and the memship increased.

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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