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Rev. John L. Taintor

Male 1798 -


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  • Name  Rev. John L. Taintor  [1
    Prefix  Rev. 
    Born  8 Dec 1798  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Residence  1813-1814  Plattsburgh, Clinton, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Lived with his uncle, Timothy Lewis 
    Residence  1815  Charlestown, Suffold, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Lived with Rev. Dr. Morse 
    Education  1818  Foreign Mission School, Cornwall, Litchfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • [John] remained in Dr. Mores's family about three years, and was sent by him to Mr. Evart's Seminary, and to the Foreign Mission School, at Cornwall, Conn. While residing with Dr. Morse, he became a member of his church, and was engaged with his friend and class-mate, Rev. John Todd, D.D. of Pittsfield, Mass., in establishing Sabbath Schools in the neighboring towns. [1]
    Residence  1821  Hudson, Columbia, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Occupation  1821  Hudson, Columbia, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Part-time preacher and teacher 
    Occupation  1822 - 1852  Coxsackie, Greene, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    School Administrator 
    • In the fall they left Hudson and settled in Coxsackie, where they took charge of another school for some thirty years, and where he renewed his Theological studies with the Rev. G.R. Livingston. His health failing, he retired for one or two years and employed his time in going through a thorough course in Greek, Exegsis, Theological and Sacred History, while at the same time he prepared and wrote a short system of doctrines and Church Government, for a testbook, about 200 pages; and while at Auburn Theological Seminary, a volume of notes on Didactic Theology and Church Government, also a course of Lectures on Sacred History.

      Soon after closing these studies, a question was agiated, whether he held to the fundamental doctrines of the Presbyterian Church. It was well known that he had rejected three cardinal points in the Calvinistic creed ... To avoid being drawn into the labyrinth of another religious controversy, he withdrew his connection with the Presbytery ... [1]
    Residence  1822 - 1857  Coxsackie, Greene, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Occupation  Abt. 1852 - 1857  Coxsackie, Greene, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Mercantile Business 
    Physical Description  1858  [1
    • Mr. Taintor is short in stature, with curly iron-gray hair, but not bald, and though 60 years of age, he is active as any young man that we ever saw, performing whatever he does with a sort of steel-trap accompaniment, which peculiarity it is understood extends to his sermons, his bearers seldom indulging in sleep. [1]
    Occupation  Abt. 1857 - 1859  Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Clergyman 
    Residence  Abt 1857 - 1860  Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • [John] spent a few years in mercantile business, and then sold his place in Coxsackie, and emigrated in company with three other families to the western part of the State, to Cleveland, Oswego, Co., and located about two miles north of Oneida Lake, living the first season in a log house, in the midst of the forest.

      The writer had the pleasure of spending several days at his humble but pleasant home in the winter of 1858. It commands a prospective view of the Lake, a young orchard and a forest of pine stumps, with the blue hills of Lawrence stretching far in the distance. [1]
    Person ID  I1480  CHS Genealogy
    Last Modified  25 Mar 2018 

    Family  Judith Ann Dean,   d. Abt. 11/10/1858 
    Married  Jun 1822  [1
    Last Modified  17 Oct 2015 
    Family ID  F393  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S108] A History and Genealogy of the Descendants of Joseph Taynter, Dean W. Tainter, (David Clapp), 68-69 (Reliability: 1), 1859.

    2. [S32] 1860 United States Federal Census, 32 (Reliability: 2), 27 Jun 1860.
      State: New York; County: Oswego; Town: Constantia; Village: Cleveland; ED Date: 06/27/1860; Sheet No: 32