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Clergyman and educator, was born in Colchester, Connecticut May 31, 1775; graduated Union College in 1799 having supported himself during a considerable part of his education by manual labor and teaching. He subsequently studied theology, and for twenty four years, served as pastor of a Congregational church at Willington, Connecticut. After converting to the Baptist religion, moved to Illinois. In 1832, he became instrumental in laying the foundation for Shurtleff College where he became President of the Seminary until 1835. He died on December 15, 1872.
Courtesy of Special Collections, Schaffer Library, Union College.