Born: De­cem­ber 27, 1833, Knox­bo­ro, New York.

Died: Ap­ril 30, 1900, Bloom­field, New Jer­sey.

Buried: Bloom­field Ce­me­te­ry, Bloom­field, New Jer­sey.


Charles was the son of Gen­er­al John Jay Knox and Sar­ah Cur­tiss, and hus­band of Sar­ah Fake (mar­ried 1860).

He gra­du­at­ed from Ham­il­ton College, Clin­ton, New York (AB 1856, AM 1859); at­tend­ed Au­burn The­o­lo­gic­al Se­mi­na­ry, New York Ci­ty (1856–57); and gra­du­at­ed from Un­ion The­o­lo­gic­al Se­mi­na­ry, New York Ci­ty, in 1859.

After be­ing li­censed by the Pres­by­te­ry of New York in 1859, Knox was a tu­tor at Ham­il­ton Col­lege (1859–60); act­ing pas­tor of the Re­formed Church, Uti­ca, New York (1860–62); stat­ed sup­ply at Os­we­go, New York (1862–63); and at Mor­ris­town, New Jer­sey (1863–64).

The Pres­by­te­ry of New­ark, New Jer­sey, or­dained him June 8, 1864, and he served as pas­tor of the First Pres­by­ter­ian Church, Bloom­field, New Jersey (1864–73).

From 1873–1900, he was pre­si­dent, and pro­fess­or of hom­i­le­tics, church gov­ern­ment and pas­tor­al the­o­lo­gy at the Ger­man The­o­lo­gic­al Sem­in­ary (now Bloom­field College), East Bloom­field, New Jer­sey. The Col­lege of New Jer­sey award­ed him an hon­or­a­ry DD de­gree in 1874.




Help Needed

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Knox (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?