Also called William Cruikshank.
REV. WILLIAM CROOKSHANK, (1798-1854) was born in Salem, New York. He received his education at Union College and the Theological Seminary at New-Brunswick. He then became pastor of a Dutch Reformed Church on Long Island, New York from 1825 to 1835. He then moved to Newburgh, NY, to pastor a Reformed Dutch Church for a few years. He then fell victim to ill-health which limited his activities.
Quote: "Mr. Cruikshank was an eloquent and powerful preacher, of logical mind and impressive delivery, possessed of a voice of great power and flexibility, and graceful in appearance and manners."1
1 John McClintock, Cyclopaedia of Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical Literature. Vol. 2. New York: Harper Brother, 1889. p. 188.