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Monday, February 15, 2010

Roe, Azel 1738-1815

Rev. Azel Roe, D.D., was born February 29, 1738 and died December 2, 1815. He was pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Woodbridge, New Jersey for 52 years, from 1763 until the time of his death. A tablet erected in 1898 describes him as a devoted pastor and forcible preacher; master of Princeton College for twenty years; Moderator of the General Assembly in 1802; an ardent patriot, so outspoken and fearless during the Revolution that after repeated attempts he was captured by the British and improsoned in the Sugar House in New York City.

Annals of the American Pulpit, Volume 3 (page 232)

Biographical Sketch of Azel Roe at the church website.

The 1803 Church Building pictured at the church website.

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