From The General Catalogue of the Divinity School of Harvard University (1920)

Here are listed the biographical sketches taken from the General Catalogue of the Divinity School of Harvard University (1920). The listing does not include the Presidents of Harvard (who are members of the Faulty) or instructors not members of the Faculty, secretaries of the Faculty, Librarians, and Andover Professors in Harvard University (unless these were collaterally or later designed members).

The 1915 edition is available (Columbia University digitized copy) and can be consulted for information about how the catalogue was constructed, abbreviations used, and conventions. Among them:

  • All degrees are of Harvard University unless the contrary is stated.
  • All colleges and other institutions of learning, and all towns, are in Massachusetts unless the contrary is stated, but if the state of an institution is once mentioned, it is not repeated in the same paragraph.

Dates not covered in the General Catalogue were added from the volumes of Who Was Who.

From the General Catalogue (1920)

Note: Prior to the year 1870 no degree was given to graduates of the Divinity School. but the faculty nominated the students who had completed the course of study as "graduates."

Digitized copies of frequently cited sources:

1812

Edward Everett (1794-1865)
b. Dorchester, April 11, 1794. A.B. 1811; A.M. 1814; Ph.D. Göttingen Univ., Germany, 1817; LL.D., Yale Univ., Conn., 1833; LL.D. 1835; LL.D., Cambridge Univ., England, 1842; LL.D. Dartmouth Coll., N.H., 1849; D.C.L., Oxford Univ., England, 1843. Ord. Boston (Church in Brattle Square), Feb. 9, 1814-Mar. 5, 1815. Harvard University: Eliot Professor of Greek Literature, 1815-1826. Member of Congress, 1825-1835. Governor of Massachusetts, 1836-1840. Minister to Great Britain, 1841-1845. Harvard University: President, Feb. 5, 1846-Feb. 1, 1849. U.S. Secretary of State, Oct. 1852-1853. U.S. Senator, 1853-May 1854. d. Boston, Jan. 15, 1865. See: "Tribute of the Massachusetts Historical Society to the Memory of Edward Everett," Boston, 1865 [Digitized copy from the Library of Congress in Hathi Trust].
    
Samuel Gilman (1791-1858)
b. Gloucester, Feb. 16, 1791. A.B. 1811; A.M. 1814; S.T.D. 1837. Ord. Charleston, S.C., Dec. 1, 1819-Feb. 9, 1858. d. Kingston, Feb. 9, 1858. See: "Sixteen Years, Chaplain, Friend, and Counsellor, of the Washington Light Infantry, of Charleston, S.C. The Rev. Samuel Gilman, D.D.," [by A.O. Andrews, Charleston, 1875]. See also "Heralds of a Liberal Faith," vol. II, pp. 274-280, Boston, 1910. See also: "Samuel Gilman, Author of Fair Harvard," by Henry Wilder Foote, Charleston, 1916. [Gilman was the husband of Caroline Howard Gilman (1794-1888), author and editor of the Southern Rosebud (later Southern Rose), one of the first children’s papers in the U.S.]    

1813

John Emery Abbot (1793-1819)
b. Exeter, N.H., Aug. 6, 1793. A.B. Bowdoin Coll., Me., 1810; A.M. Bowdoin Coll., 1813; A.M. (ad eundem) 1815. Ord. Salem (North Society), April 20, 1815-Oct. 7, 1819. d. Exeter, N.H., Oct. 7, 1819. See: "Sermons by the Late Rev. John Emery Abbot," with a memoir of his life, by Henry Ware, Jr., Boston, 1829 [Digitized copy from Andover-Harvard in Hathi Trust]; "Sketch of the Life and Character of the Rev. John Emery Abbot, from the Christian Disciple."

   
John Dudley Andrews (1790-1817)
b. Ipswich, Aug. 23, 1790. A.B. 1810; A.M. 1813. Lawyer. d. Ipswich, Sept. 12, 1817.

Charles Eliot (1791-1813)
b. Boston, Mar. 8, 1791. A.B. 1809; A.M. 1812. d. Boston, Sept. 28, 1813. See: "Miscellaneous Writings of Charles Eliot, to which are prefixed Notices of his Character," Cambridge, 1814 [Digitized copy from the University of Michigan in Hathi Trust]. ["On taking his Master's degree in 1812, he pronounced the valedictory oration of his class. His diligence in the pursuit of his studies was exemplary, if not excessive; for there is too much reason to fear that the disease which terminated his life, was contracted by severe application."--obituary by Edward Everett from the Columbian Centinel (Oct. 2, 1813); reprinted in the above work, p. i]

George Bethune English (1787-1828)
b. [Cambridge?] Mar. 7, 1787. A.B. 1807; A.M. 1811. Not ord. d. Washington, D.C., Sept. 19, 1828. [In 1813, he published The Grounds of Christianity Examined [Digitized copy from the New York Public Library in Hathi Trust], expressing his doubts about Christianity; Samuel Cary. William Ellery Channing, and Edward Everett all published lenghthy rejoinders. In 1815, he was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Marines, and in 1816-17, he was posted in the Mediterranean. He appears to have resigned his commission in late 1817 but remained in the area, eventually converting to Islam, learning Arabic, wearing Middle Eastern clothes, taking on the name Mohamed Effendi, and working for Isma'il Pasha.]

Francis Jackson (1787-1817)
b. Newton, Mar. 27, 1787. A.B. 1810; A.M. 1813. Ord. d. Watertown, Dec. 13, 1817.

1814

Thomas Brattle Gannett (1789-1851)
b. Cambridge, Feb. 20, 1789. A.B. 1809; A.B. (ad eundem), Yale Univ., Conn., 1809; A.M. 1812. Ord. Cambridgeport, Jan. 19, 1814-May 1, 1833; South Natick, 1843-April 1, 1850. d. South Natick, April 19, 1851.

Joseph Haven (1786-1851)
b. Holden, June 19, 1786. A.B. 1810; A.M. 1813. Ord. (Tr. Cong.) Dennis, July 27, 1814-May 12, 1826; Billerica, June 8, 1836-Sept. 27, 1840. Res. Amherst. d. Amherst, Oct. 15, 1851.

Hiram Weston (1788-1832)
b. Duxbury, Nov. 15, 1788. A.B. 1811. Not ord. Teacher. Res. Duxbury. d. Augusta, Ga., Sept. 16, 1832.
 
1815

Lemuel Capen (1788-1858)
b. Dorchester, Nov. 25, 1788. A.B. 1810; A.M. 1813. Ord. Sterling, Mar. 22, 1815-June 21, 1819; South Boston, Mar. 23, 1823 (installed Oct. 31, 1827)-June 23, 1839; Baltimore, Md., (minister at large), 1845-1846; d. South Boston, Aug. 28, 1858. See: "The Worcester Association," by Joseph Allen, Boston, 1868, pp. 203-214.

David Damon (1787-1843)
b. East Sudbury (now Wayland), Sept. 12, 1787. A.B. 1811; A.M. 1814; S.T.D. 1843. Ord. Lunenburg, Feb. 1, 1815-Dec. 2, 1827; Amesbury, June 25, 1828-May 14, 1833; West Cambridge (now Arlington), April 15, 1835-June 25, 1843. d. Reading, June 25, 1843. See: "Annals of the American Unitarian Pulpit," by William B. Sprague, New York, 1865, pp. 461-466; "The Worcester Association," by Joseph Allen, Boston, 1868, pp. 193-203; "Heralds of a Liberal Faith," Vol. II, pp. 199-202, Boston, 1910.

Charles Folsom (1794-1872)
b. Exeter, N.H., Dec. 24, 1794. A.B. 1813; A.M. 1816. Chaplain, U.S. Navy, May 12, 1816-Dec. 27, 1817. Harvard University: Librarian, 1823-1826. Printer, teacher, editor. Librarian, Boston Athenaeum, 1847-1856. d. Cambridge, Nov. 8, 1872. See: "Memoir of Charles Folsom, by Theophilus Parsons," from Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, Cambridge, 1872. [See entry in ANB]

Cyrus Pierce (1790-1860)
b. Waltham, Aug. 15, 1790. A.B. 1810; A.M. 1813. Ord. North Reading, May 18, 1819-May 19, 1827. Teacher, Andover (now North Andover), Nantucket, Lexington, West Newton. d. West Newton, Apr. 6, 1860. See: "Memoir of Cyrus Pierce, first principal of the first State Normal School in the United States," by Samuel J. May, reprinted from Barnard's American Journal of Education for December, 1857, Hartford. [Lexington was the site of the first Normal School in the U.S.]

Thomas Savage (1793-1866)
b. Boston, Sept. 2, 1793. A.B. 1815; A.M. 1816. Ord. (Presb.) by the Presbytery of Mississippi, Aug. 9, 1822. Baton Rouge, La., 1822-1824; Bedford, N.H., July 5, 1826-Jan. 3, 1866. d. Bedford, N.H., May 18, 1866.

1816

Thomas Prentiss (1793-1817)
b. Medfield, Jan. 11, 1793. A.B. 1811; A.M. 1814. Ord. Charlestown, Mar. 26, 1817-Oct. 5, 1817. d. Charlestown, Oct. 5, 1817.

1817

John Allyn (1794-1824). Grad.
b. Duxbury, June 24, 1794. A.B. 1814; A.M. 1817. Not ord. Teacher, Eastport, Me., Boston, Brookline. d. Duxbury, March 8, 1824.

Andrew Bigelow (1795-1877). Grad.
b. Groton, May 7, 1795. A.B. 1814; A.M. 1817; S.T.D. 1844. Ord. Cambridge, May 1820. Eastport, Me., May 1820-May 27, 1821; Medford, July 9, 1823-Jan. 9, 1927; Washington, D.C., Jan. 1, 1828-Dec. 31, 1828; Taunton, April 10, 1833-Nov. 20, 1842; South Danvers (now Peabody), Feb. 15, 1843-March 30, 1845; Boston (Pitts Street Chapel), 1845-Oct. 11, 1846; Boston (minister at large), 1846-April 1, 1877. d. Boston, April 1, 1877. 

Francis William Pitt Greenwood (1797-1843). Grad.
b. Boston, Feb. 5, 1797. A.B. 1814; A.M. 1817; S.T.D. 1839. Ord. Boston (New South Church), Oct. 21, 1818-Dec. 20, 1820; Boston (King's Chapel), Aug. 29, 1824-Aug. 2, 1843. d. Dorchester, Aug. 2, 1843. See: Proceedings of Massachusetts Historical Society, 1st series, II, 272-275; "Sermons by Rev. F.W.P. Greenwood, D.D.," with memoir by S.A. Eliot, Boston, 1844; "Annals of the American Unitarian Pulpit," by William Sprague, New York, 1865, pp. 485-492.
    
Alvan Lamson (1792-1864). Grad.
b. Weston, Nov. 18, 1792. A.B. 1814; A.B. (ad eundum), Bowdoin Coll., Me., 1815; A.M. 1817; S.T.D. 1837. Ord. Dedham, Oct. 29, 1818-Oct. 29, 1860. d. Dedham, July 18, 1864. See: Proceedings of Massachusetts Historical Society, 1st series, XI, 258-262; "Covenant of the First Church in Dedham," pp. 48-65, Dedham, 1878; "Heralds of a Liberal Faith," Vol. II, pp. 206-209, Boston, 1910.
    
Peter Osgood (1793-1865). Grad.
b. Andover (now North Andover), Feb. 4, 1793. A.B. 1814; A.M. 1818. Ord. Sterling, June 30, 1819-Dec. 1839. d. North Andover, Aug. 27, 1865. See: "The Worcester Association," by Joseph Allen, pp. 329-335.

James Walker (1794-1874). Grad.
b. Woburn (now Burlington), Aug. 16, 1794. A.B. 1814; A.M. 1817; S.T.D. 1835; LL.D., Yale Univ., Conn., 1853; LL.D. 1860. Ord. Charlestown, Apr. 15, 1818-July 15, 1839. Harvard University: Fellow, 1834-1853; Alford Professor of Natural Religion, Moral Philosophy, and Civil Polity, 1838-1853; Acting President, 1845-1846; President, Feb. 10, 1853-Jan. 26, 1860. d. Cambridge, Dec. 23, 1874. See: Proceedings of Massachusetts Historical Society, 2d series, VI, 443-468; Proceedings of American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1874-75.

Joseph Allen (1790-1873)
b. Medfield, Aug. 15, 1790. A.B. 1811; A.M. 1814; S.T.D. 1848. Ord. Northborough, Oct. 30, 1816-Feb. 23, 1873. d. Northborough, Feb. 23, 1873. See: "Memorial of Joseph and Lucy Clark Allen by their Children," Boston, 1891; "Heralds of a Liberal Faith," Vol. II, pp. 212-214, Boston, 1910. See Andover-Harvard's featured image page.

Rufus Hurlbut (1787-1839)
b. Southampton, Apr. 21, 1787. A.B. 1813; A.M. 1816. Ord. Sudbury, Feb. 26, 1817-May 11, 1839. d. Sudbury, May 11, 1839.

David Reed (1790-1870)
b. Easton, Feb. 6, 1790. A.B., Brown Univ., R.I., 1810; A.M. Brown Univ., 1813; A.M. (ad eundem) 1818. Not ord. Proprietor, Christian Register, Boston, 1821-1865. d. Roxbury, June 7, 1870.

Henry Ware (1794-1843)
b. Hingham, Apr. 21, 1794. A.B. 1812; A.M. 1815; S.T.D. 1834. Ord. Boston (Second Church), Jan. 1, 1817-Oct. 3, 1830. Harvard University: Professor (after 1840 Parkman Professor) of Pulpit Eloquence and the Pastoral Care, 1829-1842. d. Framingham, Sept. 22, 1843. See: "Memoir of the Life of Henry Ware, Jr.," by John Ware, Boston, 1846 [Digitized copy from Andover-Harvard in Hathi Trust]; "Heralds of a Liberal Faith," Vol. II, pp. 223-238, Boston, 1910.

1818

Charles Briggs (1791-1873). Grad.
b. Halifax, Jan. 17, 1791. A.B. 1815; A.B. (ad eudem), Bowdoin Coll., Me., 1817; A.M. 1818. Ord. Lexington, Apr. 28, 1819-June 1835. Secretary, American Unitarian Association, May 1835-Dec. 31, 1847. d. Roxbury, Dec. 17, 1873.    

Convers Francis (1795-1863). Grad.
b. Cambridge (now Arlington), Nov. 9, 1795. A.B. 1815; A.M. 1818; S.T.D. 1837. Ord. Watertown, June 23, 1819-Aug. 21, 1842. Harvard University: Parkman Professor of Pulpit Eloquence and the Pastoral Care, 1842-Apr. 7, 2863. d. Cambridge, Apr. 7, 1863. See: "Memoir of the Rev. Convers Francis, D.D.," by William Newell, from Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, Cambridge, 1866; "Discourse occasioned by the Death of Convers Francis, D.D.," by John Weiss; "Heralds of a Liberal Faith," Vol. III, pp. 117-120, Boston, 1910.
    
Elisha Fuller (1794-1855). Grad.
b. Princeton, Oct. 28, 1794. A.B. 1815; A.M. 1818. Not ord. Lawyer, Concord, Lowell, Worcester. d. Worcester, Mar. 18, 1855.

Richard Manning Hodges (1794-1878). Grad.
b. Salem, Aug. 5, 1794. A.B. 1815; A.M. 1818. Ord. South Bridgewater, Sept. 12, 1821-May 31, 1833; Somerville, Mar. 17, 1844-Aug. 22, 1845. d. Cambridge, Aug. 12, 1878.

George Goldthwaite Ingersoll (1796-1863). Grad.
b. Boston, July 4, 1796. A.B. 1815; A.M. 1818; S.T.D. 1845. Ord. Burlington, Vt., May 30, 1822-June 2, 1844; East Cambridge, Dec. 5, 1847-Oct. 14, 1849. d. Keene, N.H., Sept. 16, 1863. See: "Address at the Funeral of Rev. George Goldthwait Ingersoll, D.D.," by W.O. White, Boston, 1863; "Heralds of a Liberal Faith," Vol. II, pp. 259-262, Boston, 1910.
    
Levi Washburn Leonard (1790-1864). Grad.
b. South Bridgewater, June 1, 1790. A.B. 1815; A.M. 1818; S.T.D. 1849. Ord. Dublin, N.H., Sept. 6, 1820 (senior pastor after 1854-)-Dec. 12, 1864. Res. Exeter, N.H. d. Exeter, N.H., Dec. 12, 1864. See: "Heralds of a Liberal Faith," Vol. III, p. 202-206, Boston, 1910.

Joseph Orne (1796-1818). Grad.
b. Salem, Jan. 31, 1796. A.B. 1815; A.M. 1818. d. Salem, Sept. 1, 1818.

George Otis (1797-1828). Grad.
b. Newburyport, July 14, 1797. A.B. 1815; A.M. 1818. Ord. (Prot. Epis.) decon, Marblehead, June 25, 1818. Ord. priest, Boston, Aug. 16, 1826. Cambridge (Christ Church), July 30, 1826-Feb. 25, 1828. Harvard University: College Professor of Latin, 1826-1827. d. Cambridge, Feb. 25, 1828. [Why did Otis not become rector of Christ Church, Cambridge? Compare these two accounts: "The same year an instructor at Harvard who was in Orders, the Rev. George Otis, conducted the services. The parish elected him rector, but the Harvard Corporation would not allow him to accept. He continued to officiate, however, serving the church for four years, until he succumbed to fever and died in 1828 at the age of 32." --Gardiner M. Day. The Biography of a Church, p. 39, Cambridge, 1951. "The church was thoroughly repaired in 1825, and was again 'opened for service July 30th, 1826, when the Rev. George Otis, M.A., then a tutor in the University, preached a sermon, afterward printed.' Mr. Otis was chosen Rector, but declined the office, as it was supposed to be inconsistent with his official engagements to the College; he 'however continued to officiate for the church, and was virtually its minister, till his lamented and untimely death at the age of thirty-two, February 25th, 1828.'" --Lucius Paige. History of Cambridge, p. 309, Boston, 1877.]

John Gorham Palfrey (1796-1881). Grad.
b. Boston, May 2, 1796. A.B. 1815; A.M. 1818; S.T.D. 1834; LL.D., St. Andrews University, Scotland, 1838; LL.D. 1869. Ord. Boston (Church in Brattle Square) June 17, 1818-Feb. 20, 1831. Harvard University: Professor of Biblical Literature, Nov. 11, 1830-1839; Dean of Divinity School, Nov. 11, 18301839. Member of Congress, 1847-1849. d. Cambridge, April 26, 1881.

John Pierpont (1785-1866). Grad.
b. Litchfield, Conn., Apr. 6, 1785. A.B. Yale University, Conn., 1804; A.M. Yale Univ., 1820; A.M. (ad eudem) 1821. Ord. Boston (Hollis St. Church), Apr. 14, 1819-May 1845; Troy, N.Y., 1845-Aug. 1, 1849; Medford, Aug. 1, 1849-Apr. 6, 1856. Chaplain 22nd Regimental Infantry, Massachusetts Volunteers, Oct. 21, 1861-Nov. 5, 1861. d. Medford, Aug. 27, 1866. See: "Heralds of a Liberal Faith," Vol. II, pp. 185-192, Boston, 1910. [The Pierpont’s daughter Juliette (b. 1816) m. 1836, Junius S. Morgan; she was the mother of the financier, J.P. Morgan. The Pierpont’s son John (b. 1819) became a Unitarian minister), and their son James (b. 1822) was the author of "Jingle Bells" and a Confederate soldier.]
    
Jared Sparks (1789-1866). Grad.
b. Willington, Conn., May 10, 1789. A.B. 1815; A.M. 1818; LL.D., Dartmouth Coll., N.H., 1841; LL.D. 1843. Ord. Baltimore, Md., May 5, 1819-June 8, 1823. Harvard University: McLean Professor of Ancient and Modern History, 1838-1849; President, Feb. 1, 1849-Feb. 10, 1853. d. Cambridge, Mar. 14, 1866. See "Memoir of Jared Sparks, LL.D., by Brantz Mayer," Baltimore, 1867 [Digitized copy from the University of California in Hathi Trust]; "Memoir of Jared Sparks, LL.D.," by George E. Ellis, reprinted from the Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, for May 1868, Cambridge, 1869 [Digitized copy from Andover-Harvard in Hathi Trust]; "The Life and Writings of Jared Sparks," by Herbert B. Adams, Boston, 1893 [Digitized copies from Andover-Harvard in Hathi Trust: vol. 1, vol. 2.
    
George Bancroft (1800-1891)
b. Worcester, Oct. 3, 1800. A.B. 1817; A.M. 1820; Ph.D. Göttingen Univ., Germany, 1820; LL.D. Union Univ., N.Y., 1841; LL.D. 1843; D.C.L., Oxford Univ., England, 1849; LL.D., Bonn Univ., Germany, 1868; Ph.D. (Hon.), Göttingen Univ., 1870; L.H.D., Columbia Univ., N.Y., 1887. Not. ord. Teacher, Northampton, 1823-1830. Collector of Port of Boston, 1838-1841. Secretary of the Navy, 1845-1846. Minister to Great Britain, Sept. 9, 1846-Aug. 31, 1849. Minister to Prussia, May 14, 1867-May 31, 1871. Minister to Germany, May 31, 1871-July 1, 1874. d. Washington, D.C., Jan. 17, 1891. See: "George Bancroft," by Samuel Swett Green, from Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, 1891; "George Bancroft," by A.M. Davis, from Proceedings of American Academy of Arts and Sciences, vol. XXVI.

Ezra Hunt (1790-1860)
b. Milford, Apr. 7, 1790. A.B. 1815; A.M. 1818. Lawyer, Louisiana, Mo., St. Charles, Mo., Bowling Green, Mo. Judge of Circuit Court, Mo., Jan. 6, 1836-1849. d. Troy, Mo., Sept. 19, 1860.

1819

Charles Brooks (1795-1872). Grad.
b. Medford, Oct. 30, 1795. A.B. 1816; A.M. 1819. Ord. Hingham (Third Congregational Society), Jan. 17, 1821-Jan. 1, 1839. New York University: Professor of Natural History, 1838-1844. d. Medford, July 7, 1872. See: "Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, 1st series, XVIII, 174-178; "Portraits of Eminent Americans," by John Livingston, New York, 1854. Vol. III, pp. 257-270 [Digitized copy from Widener Library in Hathi Trust].
    
Isaac Lyman Buckminster (1796-1825). Grad.
b. Portsmouth, N.H., Aug. 15, 1795. A.B. 1815; A.M. 1818. Not ord. d. Norton, Jan. 22, 1825.

William Bourn Oliver Peabody (1799-1847). Grad.
b. Exeter, N.H., July 9, 1799. A.B. 1816; A.M. 1819; S.T.D. 1842. Ord. Springfield, Oct. 12, 1820-May 28, 1847. d. Springfield, May 28, 1847. See: "Sermons by the late William B.O. Peabody, D.D., with a Memoir by his brother," Boston, 1849; "Annals of the American Unitarian Pulpit," by William B. Sprague, New York, 1865, p. 493-; "Heralds of a Liberal Faith," Vol. II, pp. 263-271, Boston, 1910.
    
William Ware (1797-1852). Grad.
b. Hingham, Aug. 3, 1797. A.B. 1816; A.M. 1819. Ord. New York, Dec. 18, 1821-Sept. 19, 1836; West Cambridge (now Arlington), Dec. 1843-Aug. 1845; Boston (minister at large), 1847-Apr. 1848. d. Cambridge, Feb. 19, 1852. See: "Annals of the American Unitarian Pulpit," by William B. Sprague, New York, 1865, pp. 511-518; "Heralds of a Liberal Faith," Vol. II, pp. 250-258, Boston, 1910.
    
Azariah Wilson (1790-1821). Grad.
b. Fitzwilliam, N.H., Mar. 2, 1790. A.B. 1816. Chaplain U.S.S. Macedonian, July 28, 1818-Jan. 17, 1821. d. Valparaiso, Chile, Jan. 17, 1821.

Seth Alden (1793-1853)
b. Bridgewater, May 21, 1793. A.B. Brown Univ., R.I., 1814; A.M., Brown Univ., 1817. Ord. Marlborough, Nov. 3, 1819-Apr. 1834; Brookfield, May 1835-May 1845; Southborough, May 1847-Oct. 1849; Lincoln, Nov. 1849-Nov. 13, 1853. d. Westborough, Nov. 13, 1853. See: "The Worcester Association," by Joseph Allen, Boston 1868, pp. 302-310.

Reuben Bryant (1792-1863)
b. Templeton, July 17, 1792. A.B., Brown Univ., R.I., 1814. Not ord. Lawyer, Holley, N.Y., Albion, N.Y., Buffalo, N.Y. [Master in Chancery until 1836] d. Buffalo, N.Y., Jan. 17, 1863.

Stevens Everett (1797-1833)
b. Dorchester, Dec. 14, 1797. A.B. 1815; A.M. 1818. Ord. Hallowell, Me., Sept. 15, 1824-about 1832. d. Dorchester, Feb. 20, 1833.

Francis William Winthrop (1799-1819)
b. Boston, May 31, 1799. A.B. 1817. d. Savannah, Ga., Mar. 7, 1819.

1820

William Winthrop Allen, formerly Silas Allen (1795-1888). Grad.
b. Medfield, Jan. 25, 1795. A.B. 1817; A.M. 1820. Not ord. d. Medfield, Oct. 31, 1888.

Samuel Brimblecom (1799-1879). Grad.
b. Lynn, Feb. 11, 1799. A.B. 1817; A.M. 1820. Ord. Sharon, Dec. 18, 1821-Mar. 13, 1826; Norridgewock, Me., Sept. 1826-Nov. 1829; Westbrook, Me. (Univ.), Oct. 1830-1836; Danversport, Dec. 4, 1836-May 31, 1840; Dudley, 1845-1847. d. Haverhill, July 14, 1879.

Samuel Atkins Eliot (1798-1862). Grad.
b. Boston, Mar. 5, 1798. A.B. 1817; A.M. 1820. Not ord. Mayor of Boston, 1837, 1838, 1839. Harvard University: Treasurer, 1842-1853. Member of Congress, 1851-1853. d. Cambridge, Jan. 29, 1862. [Eliot served several terms in the Massachusetts legislature. As Mayor of Boston, he was best known for establishing a paid fire department and a day police, the result of a riot between the volunteer fire company and an Irish funeral procession. He was the brother of Charles (see 1813) and William and named his son after them. His son, Charles W. Eliot, was President of Harvard from 1869 to 1909.]

Benjamin Fessenden (1797-1881). Grad.
b. Sandwich, June 13, 1797. A.B. 1817; A.M. 1820. Ord. East Bridgewater, Sept. 19, 1821-Nov. 7, 1825. d. Valley Falls, R.I., Jan. 6, 1881. [Fessenden moved to Pawtucket, R.I. in 1825, became a Baptist, and got involved with the anti-slavery and temperance movements. He served in the R.I. General Assembly intermittently from 1855 to 1870.]
 
Francis Jenks (1798-1832). Grad.
b. Brookfield, Aug. 11, 1798. A.B. 1817; A.M. 1820. Not ord. d. New York, N.Y., June 4, 1832. [Jenks was editor of The Christian Examiner, 1826-1830. He was the brother of William Jenks (1778-1866), an orthodox Congregational minister.]

Samuel Joseph May (1797-1871). Grad.
b. Boston, Sept. 12, 1797. A.B. 1817; A.M. 1820. Ord. Boston, Mar. 14, 1822. Brooklyn, Conn., July 8, 1822 (installed Nov. 5, 1823)-Oct. 16, 1836; South Scituate, Oct. 26, 1836-Oct. 29, 1842; Syracuse, N.Y., Apr. 1845-Sept. 12, 1867. d. Syracuse, N.Y., July 1, 1871. See: "Memoir of Samuel Joseph May," [by T.J. Mumford], Boston, 1873; "A brief account of his ministry," Syracuse, 1867; "In Memoriam, Samuel Joseph May," Syracuse, 1871; "Samuel Joseph May, a Memorial Study, by his Son Joseph May," Boston, 1898; "Heralds of a Liberal Faith," Vol. III, pp. 239-249, Boston, 1910. [May preached the funeral address for William Lloyd Garrison.]

Robert Folger Wallcutt (1797-1884). Grad.
b. Nantucket, Mar. 16, 1797. A.B. 1817; A.M. 1820. Ord. Berlin, Feb. 10, 1830-Dec. 1834; Fitzwilliam, N.H., Dec. 23, 1835-Apr. 1, 1837; North Dennis, Oct. 1838-Dec. 1865. Publishing Agent of the Liberator, Boston, Feb. 1846-Dec. 1865. Clerk in Boston Customs House. d. Boston, Mar. 1, 1884. [Walcutt was a pallbearer for William Lloyd Garrison.]

Jonathan Peele Dabney (1793-1868).
b. Salem, Mar. 29, 1793. A.B. 1811; A.M. 1814. Not ord. d. Taunton, Sept. 25, 1868. [Dabney was not ordained but was frequently referred to as “Rev.” He was the editor of A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (1821 and many eds.) and The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ By William Tyndale, the Martyr (1837).]

James Hayward (1786-1866).
b. Concord, June 12, 1786. A.B. 1819; A.M. 1822. Harvard University: College Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy, 1826-1827. Civil engineer, Boston. d. Boston, Sept. 25, 1866. [Hayward left his position at Harvard to become a civil engineer. He was retained by the Boston and Maine railroad and was made President of the corporation. ]

William Foster Perkins (1800-1820)
b. Boston, Oct. 5, 1800. A.B. 1819. d. Boston, Sept. 25, 1820.

Sampson Reed (1800-1880)
b. Bridgewater, June 10, 1800. A.B. 1818; A.M. 1821. Not ord. Drug business, Boston. d. Boston, July 8, 1880. See: "Observations on the Growth of the Mind by Sampson Reed, new edition, with a Biographical Preface by James Reed," Boston, 1886. [While studying at the Harvard Divinity School, he read the works of Emanuel Swedenborg and, instead of becoming a minister, he became a wholesale druggist and devoted his wealth to the Swedenborgian church. In 1827 he co-founded the Swedenborgian New Jerusalem Magazine, for which he wrote prolifically over a period of fifty years.  His writings, especially the "Oration on Genius" (1821) and Observations on the Growth of the Mind (1826), nurtured and encouraged the emerging Transcendental movement.  Emerson’s Nature (1836), as well as some of his early lectures, are indebted to Reed’s view that the individual mind can find "the actively creative will of God" in the "relations which exist between created things."]
    
Royal Wells Smith (1799-1820)
b. Rowe, Sept. 8, 1799. A.B. Williams Coll., 1818. d. Shelburn, Sept. 8, 1820. ["He was very modest and unassuming, with a fine countenance, and ever intent on acquiring knowledge. He was graduated at the age of nineteen, and was considered one of the best scholars in the class. On leaving college he entered the Theological School in Cambridge, where he died, September 8, 1820, aged twenty-one." --Williams Biographical Annals by Calvin Durfee; with an introduction by S. Irenaeus Prime. Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1871, p. 387.]

1821

Jesse Chickering (1797-1855). Grad.
b. Dover, Aug. 31, 1797. A.B. 1818; A.M. 1821; M.D. 1833. Not ord. Physician, Boston. d. Jamaica Plain, May 29, 1855. [Chickering became a political economist and authored Statistical View of the Population of Massachusetts from 1765 to 1840 (Boston, 1846), Emigration into the United States (1848), Reports on the Census of Boston (1851), and Letter addressed to the President of the United States on Slavery, considered in Relation to the Principles of Constitutional Government in Great Britain and in the United States (1855).]

James Delap Farnsworth (1793-1854). Grad.
b. Groton, Sept. 11, 1793. A.B. 1818; A.M. 1821. Ord. (Tr. Cong.) Orford, N.H., Jan. 1, 1823-Apr. 9, 1832; Paxton, Apr. 30, 1835-May 7, 1840; Boxborough, Jan. 6, 1842-June 10, 1849; North Chelsea (now Revere), May 19, 1850- Mar. 27, 1853; Scotland, Sept. 1, 1853-Nov. 12, 1854. d. Bridgewater, Nov. 12, 1854. [See: “Memorial Biographies of The New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vol. 2 (1881), pp. 312-318.]

Jonathan Farr (1790-1845). Grad.
b. Harvard, Sept. 20, 1790. A.B. 1818; A.M. 1824. Ord. Gardner, Dec. 9, 1830-June 30, 1833. Res. Harvard. d. Harvard, June 15, 1845.

John Fessenden (1794-1871). Grad.
b. Lexington, Mar. 13, 1794. A.B. 1818; A.M. 1821. Ord. Deerfield, May 19, 1830-Mar. 9, 1840. d. Dedham, May 11, 1871.

John Flagg (1790-1831). Grad.
b. Boylston, May 9, 1790. A.B. 1816; A.M. 1820. Ord. Roxbury (later West Roxbury) (Second Congregational Church), Feb. 2, 1825-Mar. 14, 1830. d. Roxbury (later West Roxbury), Mar. 14, 1831.

Joseph Augustus Edwin Long formerly Joseph Long (1794-1860). Grad.
b. Amesbury, Nov. 8, 1794. A.B. 1818; A.M. 1821. Kensington, N.H., Oct. 29, 1820 (Ord. June 5, 1822)-Apr. 8, 1823; Hookset, N.H., 1825-1832. d. Hookset, N.H., May 3, 1860.

Thomas Russell Sullivan (1799-1862). Grad.
b. Brookline, Feb. 13, 1799. A.B. 1817; A.M. 1820. Ord. Keene, N.H., Dec. 28, 1825-July 1, 1835. Teacher, Boston. d. Boston, Dec. 23, 1862.

William Daniels Wiswall formerly Lot Wiswall (1797-1853). Grad.
b. Milford, Oct. 23, 1787. A.B. 1816; A.M. 1819. Castine, Me., Dec. 24, 1835-1836; Ord. Ellsworth, Me., July 5, 1837-July 5, 1839. d. Roxbury, Nov. 30, 1853.

Thomas Worcester (1795-1878). Grad.
b. Thornton, N.H., Apr. 15, 1795. A.B. 1818; A.M. 1821; S.T.D. 1856. Boston (New Ch.), Mar. 10, 1821 (Ord. Aug. 17, 1828)-Apr. 7, 1867. New Church Theological School: President, 1866-Aug. 14, 1878. [President of General Convention of the New Church in America, 1839-1875; Presiding Minister of the Massachusetts Association of the New Church from 1838-1874. Harvard University: Overseer, 1854-1860.] d. Waltham, Aug. 14, 1878.

Samuel Todd Adams (1797-1876).
b. Boston, Mar. 30, 1797. A.B. 1818; A.M. 1821. Not ord. Teacher, farmer. d. South Acton, Sept. 13, 1876.

James Barker (b. 1794).
b. Middleborough, Jan. 4, 1794. A.B., Brown Univ., R.I., 1814. Teacher in New Jersey.

John Goldsbury (1795-1890).
b. Warwick, Feb. 11, 1795. A.B., Brown Univ., R.I., 1820. A.M., Brown Univ., 1823. Ord. North Bridgewater (now Brockton), June 6, 1827-Sept. 4, 1831; Hardwick, July 4, 1832-June 1839; Warwick, 1856-Apr. 10, 1859. d. Warwick, Oct. 28, 1890. [Goldsbury was the author of the frequently republished American Common-School Grammar.]

George Gilbert Warren (1796-1822).
b. Boston, Nov. 15, 1796. A.B. 1817; A.M. 1820. d. Boston, Sept. 2, 1822.

John Hubbard Wilkins (1794-1861).
b. Amherst, N.H., Dec. 10, 1794. A.B. 1818; A.M. 1821. Not ord. Bookseller (partner in the firm of Cummings, Hilliard & Co.), paper dealer (John H. Wilkins & Co., J.H. Wilkins & R.B. Carter, Wilkins, Carter & Co.), Boston. [President of the Boston National Bank. d. Boston, Dec. 5, 1861. [Wilkins served several terms in the Massachusetts House and Senate and on the Boston Common Council. He wrote the frequently re-published Elements of Astronomy. During his two years in the Divinity School, he pursued “the course of study prescribed, devoting his attention mainly, however, to the works of Swedenborg. He became a member of the Boston New Church in 1820 and served on its board from 1832 until his death. See: “Memorial Biographies of The New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vol. 4 (1885), pp. 368-374.]

1822

Samuel Barrett (1795-1866). Grad.
b. Royalston, Aug. 16, 1795. A.B. 1818; A.M. 1821; S.T.D. 1847. Ord. Boston (Twelfth Congregational Church), Feb. 9, 1825 (senior pastor after Apr. 19, 1858)-Dec. 29, 1861. d. Roxbury, June 24, 1866. See: "Memoir of the Rev. Samuel Barrett, D.D., with a Selected Series of his Discourses,” by Lewis G. Pray," Boston, 1867.

James Diman Green (1798-1882). Grad.
b. Malden, Sept. 8, 1798. A.B. 1817; A.M. 1820. Ord. Lynn, Nov. 3, 1824-Aug. 12, 1828; East Cambridge, Jan. 6, 1830-May 3, 1840. [First] Mayor of Cambridge, 1846, 1847, 1853, 1860, 1861. d. Cambridge, Aug. 18, 1882.

George Rapall Noyes (1798-1868). Grad.
b. Newburyport, Mar. 6, 1798. A.B. 1818; A.M. 1821; S.T.D. 1839. Harvard University: Tutor in Greek, 1825-1827. Ord. Brookfield, Oct. 31, 1827-Oct. 15, 1834; Petersham, Oct. 15, 1834-Sept. 1840. Harvard University: Hancock Professor of Hebrew and other Oriental Languages and Dexter Lecturer on Biblical Literature, 1840-June 3,1868. d. Cambridge, June 3, 1868. See "Heralds of a Liberal Faith," Vol. III, pp. 269-274, Boston, 1910.
    
John Porter (1791-1825). Grad.
b. Rye, H.H., Sept. 27, 1791. A.B. 1819; A.M. 1822. d. Roxbury, Mar. 28, 1825.

John Prentiss (1799-1861). Grad.
b. Medfield, Aug. 10, 1799. A.B. 1818. Not ord. Teacher, Charlestown, Baltimore, Md. d. Baltimore, Md., Aug. 31, 1861.

Charles Robinson (1793-1862). Grad.
b. Exeter, N.H., July 25, 1793. A.B. 1818; A.M. 1821. Ord. Eastport, Me., Oct. 30, 1822-Apr. 1, 1825; Groton, Nov. 1, 1826-Oct. 1838; Medfield, Oct. 16, 1839-Sept. 1, 1850; Peterborough, N.H., Dec. 4, 1851-June 24, 1860. d. Groton, April 9, 1862.

Enos Stewart (1794-1847).
b. East Colrain, May 20, 1794. A.B. 1820; A.M. 1823. Not ord. Lawyer, Boston. d. Davenport, Ia., Mar. 22, 1847.

William Bicker Walter (1796-1822).
b. Boston, Apr. 29, 1796. A.B., Bowdoin Coll., Me., 1818; A.M., Bowdoin Coll., 1821. d. Charleston, S.C., Apr. 23, 1822.

1823

William Farmer (1793-1862). Grad.
b. Townsend, Feb. 24, 1793. A.B. 1819; A.M. 1822; A.M. (Hon.). Yale Univ., Conn., 1843. Ord. Belgrade, Me., May 18, 1831-1837; Fitzwilliam, N.H., Apr. 1837-Dec. 1837; Pomfret, Vt., 1845-1846. d. Lunenburg, June 24, 1862.

William Henry Furness (1802-1896). Grad.
b. Boston, Apr. 20, 1802. A.B. 1820; A.M. 1823; S.T.D. 1847. Ord. Philadelphia, Pa., Jan. 12, 1825-Jan. 12, 1875; pastor emeritus, Nov. 11, 1889-Jan. 30, 1896. d. Philadelphia, Pa., Jan. 30, 1896. See: "Heralds of a Liberal Faith," Vol. III, pp. 133-138; Boston, 1910.

Ezra Stiles Gannett (1801-1871). Grad.
b. Cambridge, May 4, 1801. A.B. 1820; A.B. (ad eundem), Yale Univ., Conn., 1820; A.M. 1823; S.T.D. 1843. Ord. Boston (Meeting-house in Federal Street), June 30, 1824-Aug. 26, 1871. d. Revere, Aug. 26, 1871. See: "Ezra Stiles Gannett, Unitarian Minister in Boston, 1824-1871," by W.C. Gannett, Boston, 1875; "Heralds of a Liberal Faith," Vol. III, pp. 138-147; Boston, 1910.

Henry Hersey (1796-1877). Grad.
b. Hingham, Aug. 16, 1796. A.B. Brown Univ., R.I., 1820.; A.M., Brown Univ., 1823; A.M. (ad eundem) 1824. Barnstable, Feb. 1824 (Ord. Oct. 6, 1824)-May 1835. Res. Hingham, 1835-1877. d. Hingham, Sept. 23, 1877.

Benjamin Kent (1794-1859). Grad.
b. Charlestown (now Somerville), May 25, 1794. A.B. 1820; A.M. 1923. Ord. Duxbury, June 7, 1826-July 15, 1833. Teacher, Roxbury, 1833-1847. Librarian Roxbury Athenaeum, 1847-1859. d. Taunton, Aug. 5, 1859.

Calvin Lincoln (1799-1881). Grad.
b. Hingham, Oct. 27, 1799. A.B. 1820; A.M. 1823. Ord. Fitchburg, June 30, 1824-May 5, 1855. Secretary, American Unitarian Association, 1850-1853. Hingham (First Parish), May 27, 1855-Sept. 11, 1881. d. Hingham, Sept. 11, 1881. See: "Heralds of a Liberal Faith," Vol. III, pp. 207-209; Boston, 1910.

Thomas Tracy (1781-1872).
b. Haverhill, March. 26, 1781. A.B. 1806; A.M. 1816. Ord. (Tr. Cong.) Biddeford, Me., Jan. 15, 1824-Nov. 21, 1827; Saco, Me. (Un. Cong.), Nov. 21, 1827-Aug. 8, 1828. Res. Newburyport. d. Newburyport, Aug. 11, 1872.

George Tyng (1803-1823).
b. 1803. A.B. 1822. d. Newburyport, Apr. 2, 1823.

1824

Eliphalet Porter Crafts (1800-1880). Grad.
b. North Bridgewater (now Brockton), Nov. 23, 1800. A.B., Brown Univ., R.I., 1821; A.M., Brown Univ., 1824; A.M. (ad eundem) 1825. Ord. East Bridgewater, Nov. 19, 1828-Apr. 19, 1836; Sandwich, Sept. 18, 1839-Nov. 26, 1853; East Lexington, 1855-1860; Eastport, Me., 1866-Apr. 1, 1876. d. Waltham, Jan. 16, 1880.

Edward Brooks Hall (1800-1866). Grad.
b. Medford, Sept. 2, 1800. A.B. 1820; A.M. 1823; S.T.D. 1848. Ord. Northampton, Aug. 16, 1826-Dec. 1, 1829; Cincinnati, O., Sept. 1830-June 13, 1831; Providence, R.I., Nov. 14, 1832-Mar. 3, 1866. d. Providence, R.I., Mar. 3, 1866. See: "Sermons by Edward B. Hall, D.D., with a brief Memoir," Boston, 1867; "A Memorial of Rev. Edward B. Hall, D.D.," Providence, 1867; "Heralds of a Liberal Faith," Vol. III, pp. 150-153, Boston, 1910.    

Charles Wentworth Upham (1802-1875). Grad.
b. St. John, N.B., May 4, 1802. A.B. 1821; A.M. 1824. Ord. Salem (First Church), Dec. 8, 1824-Dec. 8, 1844. Member of Congress, 1853-1855. d. Salem, June 15, 1875. See: "Memoir of Charles Wentworth Upham," by George E. Ellis, reprinted from Proceedings of Massachusetts Historical Society, Cambridge, 1877.    

Alexander Young (1800-1854). Grad.
b. Boston, Sept. 22, 1800. A.B. 1820; A.M. 1823; A.M. (ad eundem), Yale Univ., Conn., 1823; S.T.D. 1846. Ord. Boston (New South Church), Jan. 19, 1825-Mar. 16, 1854. d. Boston, Mar. 16, 1854. See: "Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society, 4th series, II, 241-245 [sic]; "Annals of the American Unitarian Pulpit," by William B. Sprague, New York, 1865, pp. 524-527.    

George Whitefield Lawrence Smith (d. 1876).
A.B., Union Univ., N.Y., 1818; A.M., Union Univ., 1821. Not ord. Surveyor. Res. Troy, N.Y. d. New York, N.Y., Dec. 3, 1876.

1825

Nathaniel Gage (1800-1861). Grad.
b. Andover (now North Andover), July 16, 1800. A.B. 1822; A.M. 1825. Ord. Dunstable (now Nashua, N.H.), June 27, 1827-June 27, 1834; Haverhill, July 2, 1834-July 2, 1840; Petersham, Oct. 6, 1841-Oct. 1845; Westborough, Mar. 1851-Apr. 1, 1857; Ashby, June 5, 1858-May 7, 1861. d. Cambridge, May 7, 1861.

Samuel Presbury (1796-1834). Grad.
b. Taunton, Sept. 8, 1796. A.B., Brown Univ., R.I., 1822; A.M., Brown Univ., 1825; A.M. (ad eundem) 1826. Ord. Northfield, Feb. 27, 1828-Sept. 21, 1829. d. Taunton, Oct. 6, 1834.

Frederick Hunt Allen (1806-1868).
b. New Salem, Feb. 3, 1806. A.B. Univ. of Vermont, 1823; A.M., Univ. of Vermont, 1826. Lawyer, Bangor, Me. Judge of Court of Common Pleas in Maine. Harvard University: University Professor of Law, 1849-1850. Res. Boston. d. Boston, Apr. 5, 1868.

Samuel Adams Cooper (1801-1840).
b. Salem, Feb. 28, 1801. A.B. 1824; A.M. 1827. Organist, Hartford, Conn. d. Rochester, N.Y., Feb. 5, 1840.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882).  
b. Boston, May 25, 1803. A.B. 1821; A.M. 1827; LL.D. 1866. Ord. Boston (Second Church), Mar. 11, 1829-Oct. 28, 1832; East Lexington, Nov. 1835-1838. Author. Res. Concord. d. Concord, Apr. 27, 1882. See: "Ralph Waldo Emerson, his Life, Genius and Writings," by Alexander Ireland, 2d ed., London, 1882; "Ralph Waldo Emerson, his Life, Writings, and Philosophy," by G.W. Cooke, Boston, 1882; "Ralph Waldo Emerson," by O.W. Holmes, Boston, 1885; "A Memoir of Ralph Waldo Emerson," by James Elliot Cabot, Boston, 1888; "Life of Ralph Waldo Emerson," by Richard Garnett, London, 1888; "Emerson in Concord, a Memoir," by E.W. Emerson, Boston, 1889.    

Isaac Parsons (1801-1824).
b. New Gloucester, Me., May 3, 1801. A.B. Bowdoin Coll., Me., 1823. d. New Gloucester, Me., Dec. 12, 1824.

1826

Warren Burton (1800-1866). Grad.
b. Wilton, N.H., Nov. 23, 1800. A.B. 1821; A.M. 1824. Ord. East Cambridge, Mar. 5, 1828-June 7, 1829; South Hingham, Sept. 1, 1833-1835; Waltham (Second Religious Society), 1835-Apr. 1837; Boston (minister at large), Aug. 1, 1844-Oct. 1, 1848; Worcester (minister at large), 1849-1850. Res. Salem. d. Salem, June 6, 1866. See: "The Worcester Association," by Joseph Allen, Boston, 1868, pp. 355-360.

Alonzo Hill (1800-1871). Grad.
b. Harvard, June 20, 1800. A.B. 1822; A.M. 1825; S.T.D. 1851. Ord. Worcester (Second Parish), Mar. 28, 1827 (senior pastor after Feb. 10, 1839)-Feb. 1, 1871. d. Worcester, Feb. 1, 1871. See: "Heralds of a Liberal Faith," Vol. III, pp. 168-170, Boston, 1910.    

James Augustus Kendall (1803-1884). Grad.
b. Plymouth, Nov. 1, 1803. A.B. 1823; A.M. 1826. Ord. Medfield, Nov. 10, 1830-Apr. 1, 1837. Res. Cambridge, Framingham. d. Framingham, May 16, 1884.
    
George Leonard (1801-1881). Grad.
b. Marshfield, May 26, 1801. A.B. 1823; A.M. 1826. Ord. East Marshfield (now Marshfield Hills), May 19, 1836-May 19, 1861. d. Marshfield, July 9, 1881.

George Ripley (1802-1880). Grad.
b. Greenfield, Oct. 3, 1802. A.B. 1823; A.M. 1826; LL.D. Lawrence Univ., Wis., 1874; LL.D., Univ. of Michigan, 1875. Ord. Boston (Purchase Street Church), Nov. 8, 1826-Apr. 1, 1841. Literary editor New York Tribune. d. New York, N.Y., July 4, 1880. See: "George Ripley," by O.B. Frothingham, Boston, 1882; "Heralds of a Liberal Faith," Vol. III, pp. 330-335, Boston, 1910.  

Stephen Schuyler (1801-1859). Grad.
b. Rhinebeck, N.Y., Apr. 18, 1801. A.B. 1820; A.M. 1845. Res. Rhinebeck, N.Y. d. Rhinebeck, N.Y., Nov. 1, 1859.

George Wadsworth Wells (1804-1843). Grad.
b. Boston, Oct. 17, 1804. A.B. 1823; A.M. 1826. Ord. Kennebunk, Me., Oct. 24, 1827-Oct. 21, 1838; Groton, Nov. 21, 1838-Mar. 17, 1843. d. Groton, Mar. 17, 1843.

George Fiske (1804-1860).
b. Lincoln, Aug. 22, 1804. A.B. Brown Univ., R.I., 1825. Ord. (Prot. Epis.) deacon, N.Y., Jan. 15, 1832. Rome, N.Y., Aug. 1832-Dec. 1, 1834; Oriskany, N.Y., 1834-1836; Richmond, Ind., Feb. 12, 1838-1856. d. Richmond, Ind., Mar. 21, 1860.

1827
Daniel Austin (1793-1877). Grad.
b. Boston, Nov. 21, 1793. A.B., Dartmouth Coll., N.H., 1813; A.M. Dartmouth Coll., 1816; A.M. (ad eundem) 1827. Ord. Brighton, June 4, 1828-Nov. 26, 1837. Res. Portsmouth, N.H. d. Kittery, Me., Dec. 4, 1877.

George Washington Burnap (1802-1859). Grad.
b. Merrimac, N.H., Nov. 30, 1802. A.B. 1824; A.M. 1827; S.T.D. 1849. Ord. Baltimore, Md., Apr. 23, 1828-Sept. 8, 1859. d. Baltimore, Sept. 8, 1859. See: "Heralds of a Liberal Faith," Vol. III, pp. 50-54, Boston, 1910.

Caleb Stetson (1793-1870). Grad.
b. Kingston, July 12, 1793. A.B. 1822; A.M. 1825. Ord. Medford, Feb. 28, 1827-June 1, 1848; South Scituate (now Norwell), Dec. 27, 1848-Apr. 1859; East Lexington, 1860-1865. d. Lexington, May 17, 1870.    

Christopher Toppan Thayer (1805-1880). Grad.
b. Lancaster, June 5, 1805. A.B. 1824; A.M. 1827. Ord. Beverly, Jan. 27, 1830-July 4, 1858. Res. Boston. d. Boston, June 23, 1880.    

William Hunt White (1798-1853). Grad.
b. Lancaster, Feb. 4, 1798. A.B., Brown Univ., R.I., 1824; A.M., Brown Univ., 1827. Ord. Littleton, Jan. 2, 1828-July 25, 1853. d. Littleton, July 25, 1853. See: "Annals of the American Unitarian Pulpit," by William B. Sprague, New York, 1865, pp. 533-538; "Heralds of a Liberal Faith," Vol. III, pp. 292-296, Boston, 1910.    
William Augustus Whitwell (1804-1865). Grad.
b. Boston, Jan. 10, 1804. A.B. 1824; A.M. 1827. Ord. Walpole, N.H., Feb. 3, 1830-Jan. 1832; Hallowell, Me., Calais, Me., Nov. 1, 1833-July 2, 1839; Houlton, Me., 1840-1842; Wilton, N.H., 1843-Jan. 1850; Easton, 1850-1857; Harvard, May 29, 1857-1861; Chestnut Hill, Oct. 5, 1861-Feb. 10, 1865. d. Chestnut Hill, Feb. 10, 1865. See: "The Worcester Association," by Joseph Allen, Boston, 1868, pp. 335-341.

Wendell Bayard Davis (1803-1827).
b. Sandwich, July 17, 1803. A.B. 1823; A.M. 1826. d. Cambridge, Mar. 8, 1827.
    
William Spencer Prentiss (1798-1872).
b. Petersham, Sept. 4, 1898. Not ord. Farmer, Springfield, La Grange Co., Ind. Judge of Probate Court, Ind. d. Springfield, Ind., Sept. 2, 1872.

1828

George Partridge Bradford (1807-1890). Grad.
b. Boston, Feb. 16, 1807. A.B. 1825; A.M. 1828. Not ord. Teacher. d. Cambridge, Jan. 26, 1890.

Jonathan Cole (1803-1877). Grad.
b. Marblehead, Aug. 5, 1803. A.B. 1825; A.M. 1828. Ord. Kingston, Jan. 21, 1829-Apr. 25, 1835; Hallowell, Me., Sept. 21, 1836-1852; Exeter, N.H., Apr. 24, 1856-Apr. 1861. Res. Newburyport. d. Newburyport, Nov. 28, 1877.    

Frederick Augustus Farley (1800-1892). Grad.
b. Boston, June 25, 1800. A.B. 1818; A.M. 1821; A.M. (ad eundem), Brown Univ., R.I., 1829; S.T.D. 1850. Ord. Providence, R.I., Sept. 10, 1828-July 1841; Brooklyn, N.Y., May 31, 1842 (installed Apr. 25, 1844)-Nov. 1, 1863. d. Brooklyn, N.Y., Mar. 24, 1892. See: "Heralds of a Liberal Faith," Vol. III, pp. 109-112, Boston, 1910.

Frederic Henry Hedge (1805-1890). Grad.
b. Cambridge, Dec. 12, 1805. A.B. 1825; A.M. 1828; S.T.D. 1852; LL.D. 1886. Ord. West Cambridge (now Arlington), May 20, 1829-Mar. 9, 1835; Bangor, Me., May 3, 1835-Mar. 1850; Providence, R.I., Mar. 27, 1850-Sept. 1856; Brookline, Oct. 5, 1856-Sept. 1872. Harvard University: non-resident Professor of Ecclesiastical History, 1857-1876; Professor of German, 1872-1881; Instructor in Ecclesiastical History, 1877-1878. d. Cambridge, Aug. 21, 1890. See: "Heralds of a Liberal Faith," Vol. III, pp. 158-167, Boston, 1910.

Samuel Kirkland Lothrop (1804-1886). Grad.
b. Utica, N.Y., Oct. 13, 1804. A.B. 1825; A.M. 1828; S.T.D. 1852; LL.D., Hamilton Coll., N.Y., 1885. Ord. Dover, N.H., Feb. 18, 1829-May 1834; Boston (Church in Brattle Square), June 18, 1834-Nov. 22, 1876. d. Boston, June 12, 1886. See: "Memoir of Samuel Kirkland Lothrop, D.D., LL.D.," by Andrew P. Peabody, reprinted from the Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, Cambridge, 1887; "Some Remembrances of the Life of Samuel Kirkland Lothrop," edited by Thornton Kirkland Lothrop, Cambridge, 1888; "Heralds of a Liberal Faith," Vol. III, pp. 224-228, Boston, 1910. 

William Parsons Lunt (1805-1857). Grad.
b. Newburyport, Apr. 21, 1805. A.B. 1823; A.M. 1826; S.T.D., 1850. Ord. New York (Second Congregational Unitarian Church), June 19, 1828-Nov. 19, 1833; Quincy, June 3, 1835-Mar. 21, 1857. d. Akabah, Arabia etraea, Mar. 21, 1857. See: "Memoir of William Parsons Lunt, D.D." by Nathaniel L. Frothingham, from Massachusetts Historical Society's Collections; "A Discourse in Commemoration of Rev. William Parsons Lunt, D.D.," by Chandler Robbins, Boston, 1857; "Heralds of a Liberal Faith," Vol. III, pp. 232-235, Boston, 1910.

Artemas Bowers Muzzey (1802-1892). Grad.
b. Lexington, Sept. 21, 1802. A.B. 1824; A.M. 1827; S.T.D., Tufts Coll., 1890. Ord. Framingham, June 10, 1830-May 18, 1833; Cambridgeport, Jan. 1, 1834-May 18, 1846; Cambridgeport (Lee Street Church), Sept. 7, 1846-Feb. 20, 1854; Concord, N.H., Mar. 29, 1854-May 1857; Newburyport, Sept. 3, 1857-May 1865; Chestnut Hill, May 13, 1866-Sept. 1876. Res. Cambridge. d. Cambridge, Apr. 21, 1892.    

John Langdon Sibley (1804-1885). Grad.
b. Union, Me., Dec. 29, 1804. A.B. 1825; A.M. (Hon.), Bowdoin Coll., Me., 1856. Harvard University: Assistant Librarian, 1825-1826. Ord. Stow, May 14, 1829-Apr. 1, 1833. Harvard University: Assistant Librarian, 1841-1856; Librarian, 1856 (emeritus after 1877)-Dec. 9, 1885. d. Cambridge, Dec. 9, 1885. See: Proceedings of Massachusetts Historical Society, 2d series, II, 487-507.    

Moses George Thomas (1805-1880). Grad.
b. Sterling, Jan. 19, 1805. A.B., Brown Univ., R.I., 1825; A.M., Brown Univ., 1828. Ord. Concord, N.H., Feb. 25, 1829-Oct. 1845; South Boston (Broadway Unitarian Society), 1845 (installed May 21, 1846)-1848; New Bedford (Centre Church), Oct. 19, 1848-1854; New Bedford (minister at large). d. Concord, N.H., Sept. 18, 1880.    

Marshall Tufts (1802-1855).
b. Lexington, Sept. 26, 1802. A.B. 1827. Not ord. d. Lexington, May 18, 1855.

1829

Horatio Alger (1806-1881). Grad.
b. South Bridgewater, Nov. 6, 1806. A.B. 1825; A.M. 1828. Ord. North Chelsea (now Revere), Sept. 2, 1829-Apr. 4, 1844; Marlborough, Jan. 22, 1845-July 18, 1859; South Natick, May 20, 1860-Apr. 26, 1874. d. South Natick, Nov. 6, 1881.

David Hatch Barlow (1805-1864). Grad.
b. Windsor, Vt., Jan. 31, 1805. A.B. 1824; A.M. 1827. Ord. Lynn, Dec. 9, 1829-Feb. 2, 1833; Brooklyn, N.Y., Sept. 17, 1834-July 30, 1837. Editor, Lynn. d. Philadelphia, Pa., Nov. 6, 1864.

Stephen Alfred Barnard (1802-1883). Grad.
b. Marlborough, Nov. 26, 1802. Ord. Wilton, N.H., Jan. 13, 1830-Apr. 25, 1833; Chesterfield, N.H., May 1834-1838; Athol, Nov. 1838-May 1840; Southborough, ? -1846; Lancaster, N.H. (Tr. Cong.) May 9, 1847-May 29, 1853; Willsborough, N.Y., Sept. 3, 1853-Oct. 1865; Ashford, Conn., May 13, 1866-Aug. 23, 1868. d. Lansing, Mich., June 24, 1883.

William Barry (1805-1885). Grad.
b. Boston, Jan. 10, 1805. A.B., Brown Univ., R.I., 1822; A.M., Brown Univ., 1825. Lowell (South Congregational Society), May 9, 1830 (Ord. Nov. 17, 1830)-July 12, 1835; Framingham, Dec. 16, 1835-Dec. 16, 1845; Lowell (Church of the Pilgrims), Oct. 2, 1847-Sept. 4, 1853. Res. Chicago, Ill. d. Chicago, Ill., Jan. 17, 1885. See: "The Worcester Association," by Joseph Allen, Boston, 1868, pp. 389-394; "Heralds of a Liberal Faith," Vol. III, pp. 15-17, Boston, 1910.    

Washington Gilbert (1800-1879). Grad.
b. Atkinson, N.H., Mar. 18, 1800. A.B. Williams Coll., 1826; A.M. Williams Coll., 1829. Meadville, Pa., Dec. 1828-Apr. 1830; Ord. Harvard, Apr. 13, 1831-Apr. 12, 1855; West Newton, Oct. 7, 1855-Mar. 31, 1858; Lincoln, Jan. 1859-Dec. 1862. d. West Newton, Jan. 5, 1879. 

Hersey Bradford Goodwin (1805-1836). Grad.
b. Plymouth, Aug. 18, 1805. A.B. 1826; A.M. 1829. Ord. Concord, Feb. 17, 1830-July 9, 1836. d. Plymouth, July 9, 1836.

William Newell (1804-1881). Grad.
b. Littleton, Feb. 25, 1804. A.B. 1824; A.M. 1827; S.T.D. 1853. Ord. Cambridge (First Parish), May 19, 1830-Mar. 31, 1868. d. Cambridge, Oct. 28, 1881. See: "Discourses and Poems of William Newell," Boston, 1882; "Heralds of a Liberal Faith," Vol. III, pp. 266-269, Boston, 1910.    

Cazneau Palfrey (1804-1888). Grad.
b. Boston, Aug. 11, 1805. A.B. 1826; A.M. 1829; S.T.D., Bowdoin Coll., Me., 1855. Ord. Washington, D.C., Oct. 5, 1830-Jan. 1836; Grafton, Apr. 25, 1838-Apr. 25, 1843; East Barnstable, Apr. 1844-Oct. 1847; Belfast, Me., Apr. 19, 1848-Apr. 16, 1871. Res. Cambridge. d. Cambridge, Mar. 12, 1888.    

George Whitney (1804-1842). Grad.
b. Quincy, July 2, 1804. A.B. 1824; A.M. 1827. Ord. Roxbury (later West Roxbury) (Second Parish), June 15, 1831-Feb. 7, 1836; Roxbury (later Jamaica Plain) (Third Parish), Feb. 10, 1836-Apr. 2, 1842. d. Roxbury, Apr. 2, 1842.    

James Warren Cross (1808-1906).
b. East Bridgewater, June 16, 1808. A.B. 1828. Ord. (Tr. Cong.) Boxborough, Oct. 1, 1834-Jan. 2, 1840; West Boylston, Mar. 11, 1840-Mar. 16, 1859; Waukegan, Ill., Apr. 1859-Aug. 15, 1859; Worcester (Mission Chapel), Aug. 6, 1874-Dec. 31, 1874. Res. Lawrence. d. Lawrence, Aug. 18, 1906.

Josiah Dunham Hedge (1809-1879).
b. Cambridge, Jan. 7, 1809. A.B. 1828; A.M. 1831; M.D. 1832. Not ord. Physician in Boston, New York, N.Y., Cambridge. Librarian of the Athenaeum, Providence, R.I., 1857-Aug. 23, 1879. d. Providence, R.I., Aug. 23, 1879.

William Lawrence Stearns (1793-1857).
b. Lincoln, Oct. 30, 1793. A.B. 1820. Ord. Stoughton, Nov. 21, 1827-Mar. 30, 1831; Rowe, Jan. 30, 1833-Dec. 31, 1849; Pembroke, Jan. 1, 1850-1856. d. Chicopee, May 28, 1857.

Norton Thayer (1804-1870).
b. Braintree, Sept. 29, 1804. A.B. 1828. Not ord. Teacher, Dorchester, Boston, New York, N.Y. Res. Boston. d. Boston, Sept. 14, 1870.

1830

Julian Abbot (1806-1891). Grad.
b. Westford, Oct. 19, 1806. A.B. 1826; A.M. 1829. Not ord. Lawyer, Lowell. d. Lowell, Dec. 21, 1891.

Stephen Greenleaf Bulfinch (1809-1870). Grad.
b. Boston, June 18, 1809. A.B. George Washington Univ., D.C., 1827; S.T.D. George Washington Univ., 1864. Ord. Augusta, Ga., Jan. 9, 1831-May 1837; Washington, D.C., Apr. 1838-May 12, 1844; Nashua, N.H., Sept. 17, 1845-May 30, 1852; Dorchester (Third Unitarian Society), Aug. 1, 1852-May 4, 1863; East Cambridge, Sept. 1865-June 28, 1869. d. Cambridge, Oct. 12, 1870. See: "Heralds of a Liberal Faith," Vol. III, pp. 49-50, Boston, 1910.    

George Washington Hosmer (1803-1881). Grad.
b. Concord, Nov. 27, 1803. A.B. 1826; A.M. 1829; S.T.D. 1853. Ord. Northfield, June 26, 1830-Aug. 1836; Buffalo, N.Y., Oct. 16, 1836-Sept. 1, 1866. Antioch College, O.: President, 1866-1873. Newton (Channing Religious Society), Nov. 9, 1873-Oct. 1, 1879; West Dedham (now Norwood), June 1879-1880. d. Canton, July 5, 1881. See: "Memorial of George Washington Hosmer, D.D." privately printed, 1882; "Heralds of a Liberal Faith," Vol. III, pp. 174-179, Boston, 1910.

Josiah Moore (1800-1881). Grad.
b. Bolton, Nov. 27, 1800. A.B. 1826. Ord. Athol, Dec. 8, 1830-July 29, 1833; Duxbury, May 14, 1834-July 27, 1881. d. Duxbury, July 27, 1881.

John Owen (1806-1882). Grad.
b. Portland, Me., Mar. 28, 1806. A.B. Bowdoin Coll., Me., 1827; A.M., Bowdoin Coll., 1830. Not ord. Bookseller and publisher, Cambridge. d. Cambridge, Apr. 22, 1882.

Ephraim Peabody (1807-1856). Grad.
b. Wilton, N.H., Mar. 22, 1807. A.B. Bowdoin Coll., Me., 1827; S.T.D., Bowdoin Coll., 1848. Meadville, Pa., May 1830-July 1831; Ord. Cincinnati, O., May 20, 1832-1836; New Bedford, May 24, 1838-Nov. 24, 1845; Boston (King's Chapel), Jan. 11, 1846-Nov. 28, 1856. d. Boston, Nov. 28, 1856. See: "Sermons by Rev. Ephraim Peabody, D.D., Minister of King's Chapel. Boston, with a Memoir," Boston, 1857; "Heralds of a Liberal Faith," Vol. III, pp. 297-303, Boston, 1910. See also: "A New England Romance, the Story of Ephraim and Mary Jane Peabody, Told by their sons," 1920.

Allen Putnam (1802-1887). Grad.
b. Danvers, Oct. 31, 1802. A.B. 1825; A.M. 1828. Ord. South Danvers (now Peabody), Nov. 23, 1831. Augusta, Me., Nov. 23, 1831-June 1834. Editor. Secular occupation, Roxbury. d. Boston, Oct. 21, 1887.

George Putnam (1807-1878). Grad.
b. Sterling, Aug. 16, 1807. A.B. 1826; A.M. 1829; S.T.D., Bowdoin Coll., Me., 1845. Ord. Roxbury (First Religious Society), July 7, 1830-Apr. 11, 1878. Harvard University: Fellow, 1853-1877. d. Roxbury, Apr. 11, 1878. See: "Memorial of the Rev. George Putnam, D.D.," Boston, 1878; "Heralds of a Liberal Faith, Vol. III, pp. 308-323, Boston, 1910.

John Turner Sargent (1808-1877). Grad.
b. Boston, July 12, 1808. A.B. 1827; A.M. 1830. Boston (minister at large), May 1, 1837 (Ord. Oct. 29, 1837)-Dec. 29, 1844; Somerville, Feb. 18, 1846-Apr. 2, 1848. d. Boston, Mar. 26, 1877.

David Southard formerly Southworth (1804-1830). Grad.
b. Lyme, N.H., Mar. 7, 1804. d. Lyme, N.H., May 26, 1830.

Oliver Stearns (1807-1885). Grad.
b. Lunenburg, June 3, 1807. A.B. 1826; A.M. 1829; S.T.D. 1857. Ord. Northampton, Nov. 9, 1831-Apr. 1, 1839; Hingham (Third Congregational Society), July 1, 1839-Oct. 1, 1856. Meadville Theological School, Pa.: President, 1856-1863. Harvard University: Parkman Professor of Pulpit Eloquence and the Pastoral Care, and Lecturer on Christian Theology, 1863-1869; Parkman Professor of Theology, 1869-1878; Dean of Divinity School, Apr. 25, 1870-1878. d. Cambridge, July 18, 1885. See: "Heralds of a Liberal Faith," Vol. III, pp. 344-347, Boston, 1910.    

Francis Cunningham (1804-1867).
b. Boston, Mar. 9, 1804. A.B. 1825. Ord. Dorchester (Third Religious Society), May 21, 1834-June 1, 1842. Res. Milton. d. Bellevue, near Mendon, France, Sept. 7, 1867.    

Ezekiel DeWolf (1800-1886).
b. Loudon (now Otis), Sept. 10, 1800. Grad. Bangor Theological Sem., Me., 1828. Teacher. Res. New Orleans, La. d. Parkman, O., Apr. 6, 1886.

Joseph Hawley Dorr (1807-1855).
b. Boston, Dec. 7, 1807. A.B. Bowdoin Coll., Me, 1827; A.M. Bowdoin Coll., 1830. M.D. 1837. Physician in Philadelphia, Pa. d. Philadelphia, Pa., Apr. 13, 1855.

Oliver Wendell Withington (1809-1853).
b. Boston, July 16, 1809. A.B., Univ. of Vermont, 1829; A.B. (ad eundem) 1829; A.M. Univ. of Vermont, 1833. Res. Boston. d. Boston, Mar. 31, 1853.

Length of pastorate

Long pastorates in a single congregation

  • 57 years:  Joseph Allen [1817] - Northborough, Mass. (Oct. 30, 1816-Feb. 23, 1873
  • 50 years:  William H. Furness* [1823] - First Unitarian, Philadelphia, Penn. (Jan. 12, 1825-Jan. 12, 1875; pastor emeritus, Nov. 11, 1889-Jan. 30, 1896)
  • 48 years: George Putnam* [1830] - First Church, Roxbury, Mass.(July 7, 1830-Apr. 11, 1878)
  • 47 years: Ezra Stiles Gannett* [1823] - Arlington St. Church, Boston, Mass. (June 30, 1824-Aug. 26, 1871)
  • 47 years: Josiah Moore* [1830]  -  Duxbury, Mass. (May 14, 1834-July 27, 1881).
  • 44 years: Alonzo Hill* [1826] - Worcester, Mass. (Mar. 28, 1827 [senior pastor after Feb. 10, 1839]-Feb. 1, 1871)
  • 42 years: Samuel K. Lothrop* [1828] - Brattle St., Boston, Mass. (June 18, 1834-Nov. 22, 1876)
  • 42 years:  Alvan Lamson* [1817] - First Parish, Dedham, Mass. (Oct. 29, 1818-Oct. 29, 1860)
  • 39 years: Samuel Gilman** [1812] - Charleston, S.C. (Dec. 1, 1819-Feb. 9, 1858)
  • 38 years:  William Newell* [1829] - First Parish, Cambridge, Mass. (May 19, 1830-Mar. 31, 1868)
  • 37 years: Samuel Barrett* [1822] - 12th Congregational, Boston, Mass. (Feb. 9, 1825 [senior pastor after Apr. 19, 1858]-Dec. 29, 1861)

Twenty-five students served pastorates of 20 or more years in a single church (some served other churches for shorter periods and some had other careers):

  • Andrew Bigelow* [1817] (Ministry at Large, Boston, Mass.: 31 years)
  • George Washington Burnap* [1827] (Baltimore, Md.: 31 years)
  • Frederick Augustus Farley* [1828] (Brooklyn, N.Y.: 21 years)
  • Convers Francis* [1818] (Watertown, Mass.: 23 years)
  • Washington Gilbert* [1829] (Harvard, Mass.: 24 years)
  • Edward Brooks Hall* [1824] (Providence, R.I. [First]: 34 years)
  • George Washington Hosmer* [1830] (Buffalo, N.Y.: 30 years)
  • Rufus Hurlbut [1817] (Sudbury, Mass.: 22 years)
  • George Goldthwaite Ingersoll* [1818] (Burlington, Vt.: 22 years)
  • George Leonard* [1826] (Marshfield, Mass.: 25 years)
  • Levi Washburn Leonard* [1818] (Dublin, N.H.: 34 years)
  • Calvin Lincoln* [1823] (Fitchburg, Mass.: 31 years, and Hingham, 1st): 26 years)
  • William Parsons Lunt* [1828] (Quincy, Mass.: 22 years
  • Samuel Joseph May* [1820] (Syracuse, N.Y.: 22 years)
  • Artemas Bowers Muzzey* [1828] (Cambridgeport, Cambridge, Mass.: 20 years)
  • Peter Osgood* [1817] (Sterling, Mass.: 20 years)
  • Cazneau Palfrey* [1829] (Belfast, Me.: 23 years)
  • John Pierpont* [1818] (Hollis St., Boston, Mass.: 26 years)
  • Caleb Stetson* [1827] (Medford, Mass.: 20 years)
  • Christopher Toppan Thayer* [1827] (Beverly, Mass.: 28 years)
  • Charles Wentworth Upham* [1824] (Salem, Mass.: 20 years)
  • James Walker* [1817] (Charlestown, Mass.: 21 years)
  • Robert Folger Wallcutt* [1820] (Dennis, Mass.: 27 years)
  • William Hunt White* [1827] (Littleton, Mass.: 25 years)
  • Alexander Young* [1824] (New South, Boston, Mass.: 29 years)

Eighteen ministers served in the parish ministry for 20 or more years, including ten or more years at a particular church:

  • Seth Alden [1819] (Marlborough, Mass., and Brookfield, Mass.)
  • Horatio Alger* [1829] (South Natick, Mass.)
  • William Barry* [1829] (Framingham, Mass.)
  • Charles Brooks* [1819] (Third Church, Hingham, Mass.)
  • Stephen Greenleaf Bulfinch* [1830] (Third, Dorchester, Mass.)
  • Lemuel Capen** [1815] (South Boston, Mass.)
  • Jonathan Cole* [1828] (Hallowell, Me.)
  • Eliphalet Porter Crafts* [1824] (Sandwich, Mass.)
  • Thomas Brattle Gannett** [1814] (Cambridgeport, Cambridge, Mass.)
  • Francis William Pitt Greenwood* [1817] (King’s Chapel, Boston, Mass.)
  • Frederick Henry Hedge* [1828] (Bangor, Me., and Brookline, Mass.)
  • Richard Manning Hodges* [1818] (South Church, Bridgewater, Mass.)
  • Ephraim Peabody* [1830] (King’s Chapel, Boston, Mass.)
  • William Bourn Oliver Peabody* [1819] (Springfield, Mass.)
  • Charles Robinson* [1822] (Groton, Mass., and Medfield, Mass.)
  • Oliver Stearns* [1830] (Third Church, Hingham, Mass.)
  • William Lawrence Stearns [1829] (Rowe, Mass.)
  • Moses George Thomas* [1828] (Concord, N.H.)

Three other ministers served in the parish ministry for 20 or more years, but not in any one church for an extended period:

  • David Damon** [1815]
  • Nathaniel Gage* [1825]
  • William Augustus Whitwell* [1827]

* indicates a "graduate" of HDS

** indicates a pre-1817 student

Occupations other than parish ministry

Lawyers: Frederick Hunt Allen [1825]; Enos Stewart [1822]; Ezra Hunt [1818]; John Dudley Andrews** [1813]; Elisha Fuller* [1818]; Reuben Bryant [1819]; Julian Abbot* [1830]

Judges: Ezra Hunt [1818]; Frederick Hunt Allen [1825]; William Spencer Prentiss [1827]

Mayors: Samuel Atkins Eliot* [1820] (Boston); James Diman Green [1822] (Cambridge)

Members of the U.S. Congress: Samuel Atkins Eliot* [1820] (he was also Treasurer of Harvard, 1842-53); John Gorham Palfrey* [1818]; Edward Everett** [1812]; Charles Wentworth Upham* [1824]

Political career of Edward Everett** [1812]: Member of Congress, 1825-35; Governor of Massachusetts, 1836-40; Minister to Great Britain, 1841-45; U.S. Secretary of State, Oct. 1852-53; U.S. Senator, 1853-May 1854.

Political career of George Bancroft [1818]: Collector of Port of Boston, 1838-41; Secretary of the Navy, 1845-46; Minister to Great Britain, Sept. 9, 1846-Aug. 31, 1849; Minister to Prussia, May 14, 1867-May 31, 1871; Minister to Germany, May 31, 1871-July 1, 1874.

Physicians: Josiah Dunham Hedge [1829] (also a librarian); Joseph Hawley Dorr [1830]; Jesse Chickering* [1821]

Druggist: Sampson Reed [1820]

Farmers: Samuel Todd Adams [1821]; William Spencer Prentiss [1827]

Surveyor: George Whitefield Lawrence Smith [1824]

Civil Engineer: James Hayward [1820]

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson [1825]

Publishers, editors, literary agents: David Reed [1817] (Christian Register); Robert Folger Wallcutt* [1820] (Liberator); George Ripley* [1826] (New York Tribune); David Hatch Barlow* [1829] (Essex County Washingtonian); Francis Jenks [1820] (Christian Examiner); Sampson Reed [1820] (New Jerusalem Magazine); Charles Folsom** [1815] (Select Journal of Foreign Periodical Literature)

Booksellers: John Owen* [1830]; John Hubbard Wilkins [1821]

Librarians: Charles Folsom* [1815] (Boston Athenaeum); John Langdon Sibley* [1828] (Harvard University); Josiah Dunham Hedge [1829] (Providence Athenaeum)

Organist: Samuel Adams Cooper [1825]

* indicates a "graduate" of HDS

** indicates a pre-1817 student

Where were students born?

Connecticut:

  • Litchfield: John Pierpont [1818*]
  • Willington: Jared Sparks [1818*]

 Maine:

  • New Gloucester: Isaac Parsons [1825]
  • Portland: John Owen [1830*]
  • Union: John Langdon Sibley [1828*]

 Massachusetts:

  • Amesbury: Joseph Augustus Edwin Long formerly Joseph Long [1821*]
  • Arlington: Convers Francis [1818*]
  • Bolton: Josiah Moore [1830*]
  • Boston: Samuel Todd Adams [1821]; Daniel Austin [1827*]; William Barry [1829*]; George Partridge Bradford [1828*]; Benjamin Brigham [1830*]; Stephen Greenleaf Bulfinch [1830*]; Francis Cunningham [1830]; Joseph Hawley Dorr [1830]; Charles Eliot [1813]; Samuel Atkins Eliot [1820*]; Ralph Waldo Emerson [1825]; Frederick Augustus Farley [1828*]; William Henry Furness [1823*]; Francis William Pitt Greenwood [1817*]; George Goldthwaite Ingersoll [1818*]; Samuel Joseph May [1820*]; Cazneau Palfrey [1829*]; John Gorham Palfrey [1818*]; William Foster Perkins [1820]; John Turner Sargent [1830*]; Thomas Savage [1815**]; William Bicker Walter [1822]; George Gilbert Warren [1821]; George Wadsworth Wells [1826*]; William Augustus Whitwell [1827*]; Francis William Winthrop [1819]; Oliver Wendell Withington [1830]; Alexander Young [1824*]
  • Boston (Dorchester):  Lemuel Capen [1815**]; Edward Everett [1812**]; Stevens Everett [1819]
  • Boylston: John Flagg [1821*]
  • Braintree: Norton Thayer [1829]
  • Bridgewater: Seth Alden [1819]; Sampson Reed [1820]
  • Brockton: Eliphalet Porter Crafts [1824*]
  • Brookfield: Francis Jenks [1820*]
  • Brookline: Thomas Russell Sullivan [1821*]
  • Burlington: James Walker [1817*]
  • Cambridge:George Bethune English [1813**]; Ezra Stiles Gannett [1823*]; Thomas Brattle Gannett [1814**]; Josiah Dunham Hedge [1829]; Frederick Henry Hedge [1828*]
  • Colrain: Enos Stewart [1822]
  • Concord: James Hayward [1820]; George Washington Hosmer [1830*]
  • Danvers: Allen Putnam [1830*]
  • Dover: Jesse Chickering [1821*]
  • Duxbury: John Allyn [1817*]; Hiram Weston [1814**]
  • East Bridgewater: James Warren Cross [1829]
  • Easton: David Reed [1817]
  • Gloucester: Samuel Gilman [1812**]
  • Greenfield: George Ripley [1826*]
  • Groton: Andrew Bigelow [1817*]; James Delap Farnsworth [1821*]
  • Halifax: Charles Briggs [1818*]
  • Harvard: Jonathan Farr [1821*]; Alonzo Hill [1826*]
  • Haverhill: Thomas Tracy [1823]
  • Hingham: Henry Hersey [1823*]; Calvin Lincoln [1823*]; Henry Ware [1817]; William Ware [1819*]
  • Holden: Joseph Haven [1814**]
  • Ipswich: John Dudley Andrews [1813**]
  • Kingston: Caleb Stetson [1827*]
  • Lancaster: Christopher Toppan Thayer [1827*]; William Hunt White [1827*]
  • Lexington: John Fessenden [1821*]; Artemas Bowers Muzzey [1828*]; Marshall Tufts [1828]
  • Lincoln: George Fiske [1826]; William Lawrence Stearns [1829]
  • Littleton: William Newell [1829*]
  • Lunenburg: Oliver Stearns [1830*]
  • Lynn: Samuel Brimblecom [1820*]
  • Malden: James Diman Green [1822*]
  • Marblehead: Jonathan Cole [1828*]
  • Marlborough: Stephen Alfred Barnard [1829*]
  • Marshfield: George Leonard [1826*]
  • Medfield: Joseph Allen [1817]; William Winthrop Allen, formerly Silas Allen [1820*]; John Prentiss [1822*]; Thomas Prentiss [1816**]
  • Medford: Charles Brooks [1819*]; Edward Brooks Hall [1824*]
  • Middleborough: James Barker [1821]
  • Milford: Ezra Hunt [1818]; William Daniels Wiswall formerly Lot Wiswall. [1821*]
  • Nantucket: Robert Folger Wallcutt [1820*]
  • New Salem: Frederick Hunt Allen [1825]
  • Newburyport: William Parsons Lunt [1828*]; George Rapall Noyes [1822*]; George Otis [1818*]
  • Newton: Francis Jackson [1813**]
  • North Andover:  Nathaniel Gage [1825*]; Peter Osgood [1817*]
  • Otis: Ezekiel DeWolf [1830]
  • Petersham: William Spencer Prentiss [1827]
  • Plymouth: Hersey Bradford Goodwin [1829*]; James Augustus Kendall [1826*]
  • Princeton: Elisha Fuller [1818*]
  • Quincy: George Whitney [1829*]
  • Rowe: Royal Wells Smith [1820]
  • Royalston: Samuel Barrett [1822*]
  • Salem: Samuel Adams Cooper [1825]; Jonathan Peele Dabney [1820]; Richard Manning Hodges [1818*]; Joseph Orne  [1818*]
  • Sandwich: Wendell Bayard Davis [1827]; Benjamin Fessenden [1820*]
  • Somerville: Benjamin Kent [1823*]
  • South Bridgewater: Horatio Alger [1829*]; Levi Washburn Leonard [1818*]
  • Southampton: Rufus Hurlbut [1817]
  • Sterling: George Putnam [1830*]; Moses George Thomas [1828*]
  • Taunton: Samuel Presbury [1825*]
  • Templeton: Reuben Bryant [1819]
  • Townsend: William Farmer [1823*]
  • Waltham: Cyrus Pierce [1815**]
  • Warwick: John Goldsbury [1821]
  • Wayland: David Damon [1815]
  • Westford: Julian Abbot [1830*]
  • Weston: Alvan Lamson [1817*]
  • Worcester: George Bancroft [1818]

 New Hampshire:

  • Amherst: John Hubbard Wilkins [1821]
  • Atkinson: Washington Gilbert [1829*]
  • Exeter:  John Emery Abbot [1813**]; Charles Folsom [1815**]; William Bourn Oliver Peabody [1819*]; Charles Robinson [1822*]
  • Fitzwilliam: Azariah Wilson [1819]
  • Lyme: David Southard formerly Southworth [1830*]
  • Merrimack: George Washington Burnap [1827*]
  • Portsmouth: Isaac Lyman Buckminster [1819*]
  • Rye: John Porter [1822*]
  • Thornton: Thomas Worcester [1821*]
  • Wilton: Warren Burton [1826*]
  • Wilton: Ephraim Peabody [1830*]

 New York:

  • Rhinebeck: Stephen Schuyler [1826*]
  • Utica: Samuel Kirkland Lothrop [1828*]

 Vermont:

  • Windsor: David Hatch Barlow [1829*]

 Canada: New Brunswick:

  • St. John: Charles Wentworth Upham [1824*]

 Unknown:

George Whitefield Lawrence Smith [1824]; George Tyng [1823]

* indicates a "graduate" of HDS

** indicates a pre-1817 student

 

Early deaths

Twenty-one students died between the ages of 20 and 32

  • William Foster Perkins* [1820] (Oct. 5, 1800- Sept. 25, 1820) (born and died in Boston, Mass.)
  • George Tyng [1823] (1803-Apr. 2, 1823) (died in Newburyport, Mass.)
  • Francis William Winthrop [1819] (May 31, 1799-Mar. 7, 1819) (born in Boston, Mass.; died in Savannah, Ga.)
  • Royal Wells Smith* [1820] (Sept. 8, 1799-Sept. 8, 1820) (died in Shelburn, Mass., near the city of his birth, Rowe, Mass.)
  • Charles Eliot [1813]** (Mar. 8,1791-Sept. 28, 1813) (born and died in Boston, Mass.)
  • Joseph Orne* [1818] (Jan. 31, 1796-Sept. 1, 1818) (born and died in Salem, Mass.)
  • Isaac Parsons [1825] (May 3, 1801-Dec. 12, 1824) (born and died in New Gloucester, Me.)
  • Wendell Bayard Davis [1827] (July 17, 1803-Mar. 8, 1827) (born in Sandwich, Mass.; died in Cambridge, Mass.)
  • Thomas Prentiss** [1816] (Jan. 11, 1793-Oct. 5, 1817) (born in Medfield, Mass.; died in Charlestown, Mass., where he had been ordained on Mar. 26 of the same year)
  • John Emery Abbot** [1813] (Aug. 6, 1793-Oct. 7, 1819)  (ordained by the North Society in Salem, Mass., April 20, 1815; born and died in Exeter, N.H.)
  • David Southard* [1830} (Mar. 7, 1804-May 26, 1830) (born and died in Lyme, N.H.)
  • William Bicker Walter [1822] (Apr. 29, 1796-Apr. 23, 1822) (born in Boston, Mass.; died in Charleston, S.C.)
  • George Gilbert Warren [1821] (Nov. 15,1796-Sept. 2, 1822) (died in Boston, Mass., the city of his birth)
  • John Dudley Andrews** [1813] (Aug. 23, 1790-Sept. 12, 1817) (born and died in Ipswich, Mass.)
  • Benjamin Brigham* [1830] (Oct. 30, 1804-Sept. 21, 1831) (born and died in Boston, Mass.)
  • Isaac Lyman Buckminster* [1819] (Aug. 15, 1795-Jan. 22, 1825) (born in Portsmouth, N.H.; died in Norton, Mass.)
  • John Allyn* [1817] (June 24, 1794-Mar. 8, 1824) (born and died in Duxbury, Mass.)
  • Francis Jackson** [1813] (Mar. 27, 1787-Dec. 13, 1817) (born in Newton, Mass.; died in Watertown, Mass.)
  • Hersey Bradford Goodwin* [1829] (Aug. 18, 1805-July 9, 1836) (born and died in Plymouth, Mass.; ordained in Concord, Mass., Feb. 17, 1830)
  • George Otis* [1818] (July 14, 1797-Feb. 25, 1828) (born in Newburyport, Mass.; died in Cambridge, Mass.; ordained Episcopal deacon, Marblehead, Mass., June 25, 1818; ordained a priest, Boston, Mass., Aug. 16, 1826)
  • Azariah Wilson* [1819] (Mar. 2, 1790-Jan. 17, 1821) (born in Fitzwilliam, N.H.; died in Valparaiso, Chile, while Chaplain of the U.S.S. Macedonian)

Seven died between the ages of 34 to 39, and ten died in their forties.

* indicates a "graduate" of HDS

** indicates a pre-1817 student