Jeremiah B. Jeter, an American clergyman, born in Bedford co., Va., July 18, 1802. He entered the Baptist ministry in his native county in 1822, and removed in 1827 to the " Northern Neck" of Virginia, where he was pastor of the Maratico church in Lancaster co., and of the Nicomico church in Northumberland co. In 1836 he became pastor of the first Baptist church in Richmond, and in 1849 accepted an invitation from the second church in St. Louis. In 1852 he returned to Richmond to fill the pulpit of the Grace street Baptist church. He is the author of a " Memoir of the Rev. Abner W. Clopton," the "Life of Mrs. Henrietta Shuck," a "Memoir of the Rev. Andrew Broaddus," the " Christian Mirror," "Campbellism Examined" (1845), and "The Seal of Heaven" (1871). He also, in Conjunction with the Rev. Richard Fuller, compiled " The Psalmist," a hymn book in general use among the Baptists.
Jeremiah Chaplin, D. D., an American clergyman, born at Rowley, Mass., Jan. 2, 1776, died at Hamilton, N. Y., May 7, 1841. He graduated at the college of Rhode Island, afterward Brown university, in 1799, and was tutor there for about three years. In 1802 he became pastor of the Baptist church in Dan-vers, Mass., where he remained till 1818, when he was selected to take charge of the literary and theological seminary in Waterville, Me. This institution was changed into a college in 1820, and Dr. Chaplin was elected its first president. He administered the government of the new college with success for about 12 years, when he became pastor of the Baptist church in his native town. Subsequently he was pastor of the Baptist church in Willington, Conn.
Jeremiah Dummer, an American scholar, born in Boston about 1680, died in Plaistow, England, May 19, 1739. He graduated at Harvard college in 1699, where he was noted for the vigor and brillancy of his genius. He studied theology, and afterward spent several years at the university of Utrecht. Soon after his return to America he was sent to England as agent of Massachusetts, and rendered important services. He was intimate with Bo-lingbroke, and adopted some of his views. He published theological and philosophical disquisitions in Latin while at Utrecht, and a "Defence of the New England Charters" (London, 1728; reprinted, 1765).
Jeremiah Morrow, an American statesman, born in Gettysburg, Pa., Oct. 6, 1771, died in Warren co., Ohio, March 22, 1852. In 1795 He removed to the Northwest territory, and in 1802 was elected a delegate to the convention for forming the state constitution of Ohio. He was the first representative in congress from that state, serving from 1803 to 1813, and was United States senator from 1813 to 1819. From 1K22 to 1S26 he was governor, then canal commissioner, and from 1841 to 1843 was again a member of congress.
Jeremiah S. Black, an American lawyer, born in the Glades, Somerset co., Penn., Jan. 10, 1810. He was admitted to the bar in 1830, appointed president judge of the judicial district in which he resided in April, 1842, elected judge of the supreme court of the state in 1851, and chosen chief justice. He was reelected in 1854. On March 5, 1857, he was appointed by President Buchanan attorney general of the United States, which office he held till December, 1860, when he became secretary of state, and continued in that position during the remainder of President Buchanan's term. Since retiring from office he has been engaged in the practice of his profession.