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He published several works which possess a respectable character, of which the titles are given in Allen's American Biographical Dictionary. He left several children,of whom Joseph M'Keen, Esq. of Brunswick, is Treasurer of Bowdoin College, and James M'Keen graduated at this institution in 1817, and received from Harvard College the degree of M. D. in 1820. President M'Keen's first American ancestor was among the first settlers of Londonderry. His name is attached to a petition dated in 1721, which is in the Secretary's office of this State. For an account of President M'Keen's character, the reader is referred to the Eulogy of Professor Jenks.
JAMES MILTIMORE, A. M., son of Mr. James Miltimore, was a native of Londonderry. He was ordained at Stratham in this State, as the successor of Rev. Joseph Adams, 1 February, 1786, and after a ministry of more than twenty-one years, was dismissed 15 October, 1807. He was afterwards insíalled minister over one of the churches in Newbury, Massachusetts, where he still officiates.
ELISHA PORTER, A. B., was for some years with President Wheelock, preparing for a mission to the Indians in Canada, where he intended to spend some time, to obtain an acquaintance with the inhabitants and to learn the customs and languages both of the French and Indians in order to qualify himself for a mission there. He set out in company with Mr. Kendall in June, 1773. It appears from the last triennial catalogue that he was living in 1828.
ELEAZAR SWEETLAND, A. M., a native of Hebron, Connecticut, was ordained over the society of Millington, in the cast part of East-Haddam, in Connecticut, 21 May, 1777, and died 25 March, 1787, aged 36. Field's Statistical account of the County of Middlesex, Conn. 79, 138.
SAMUEL TAGGART, A. M., son of Matthew Taggari, of Londonderry, was born in that town about the year 1754.
1754. He was ordained over the Presbyterian church and society of Colerain, in the county of Franklin, Massachusetts, as early as 1781. He was elected a representative in Congress as early as 1804, and continued in that office until the year 1917. He died at Colerain, 25 April, 1825, at the age of 71, having retained his connexion to his society until the close of life.
CORNELIUS WATERS, A. M., was born at Millbury, in the county of Worcester, Massachusetts, 20 May, 1748. He was ordained the second minister of Goffstown, in this state, 1781, and was dismissed in 1795. His successor was the Hon. David L. Morril, late governor of NewHampshire. Mr. Waters was installed at Ashby, Massachusetts, 14 June, 1797, was dismissed by the town, 10 January, 1816, and died 30 July, 1824, at the age of 76.
1775. NATIANIEL ADAMS, A. M., was appointed clerk of the Superior Court of New Hampshire soon after the revolutionary war closed, and remained in office until his death, 5 August, 1829, and was attending to his official duties at Exeter, at the time he died. lie was the oldest justice of the peace throughout the state, in New-ilampshire, having been appointed to that office, 23 February, 1792. He was one of the founders of the New Hampshire Historical Society, in 1825, and contributed the first article in the first volume
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of their Collections. Besides discharging the duties belonging to his office, which for many years were very arduous, rcquiring his attendance in all the counties in the state, he found time for collecting many historical materials, and in 1825, presented to the public his “ Annals of Portsmouth, comprising a period of Two Hundred Years from the First Settlement of the Town ; with Biographical Sketches of a few of the most respectable inhabitants.” 8vo. pp. 400. It was expected that a particular meinoir of his life would appear from some of his friends at Portsmouth, soon after his decease. He was about 73 years of age.
SAMUEL COLLINS, A. B., was ordained the second minister of Sandown, being the successor of Rev. Josiah Cotton, 27 December, 1780, and was dismissed 30 April, 1788. The same year of his dismission, he went to llanover, in this State, and was installed over the church and society in that place in November, froin which he was dismissed in 1795. He died before the ycar 1816.
SYLVESTER Gilbert, A. M., srcm Connecticut, was admitted to the degree of Master of Arts at Yalc college in 1788. From the catalogue of that institution, it appears that he was a member of Congress.
Elisha HUTCHINSON, A. M., from Connecticut, was ordained the first minister of Pomfret, Vermont, 14 December, 1784, and was dismissed 8 January, 1795. He was succeeded in 1805, by Rev. Ignatius 'Thompson.— Thompson's Gazetteer of Vermont, 220.
James HUTCHINSON, A. B., probably died young, as the triennial catalogue for 1798 has his name starred.
ANDREW JUDSON, A. M., was early employed as a missionary, and accompanied Messrs. Kendall and Porter on their mission to Canada in 1773. He was afterwards settled in the ministry at Ashford, Connecticut.
DAVID KELLOGG, D. D., has long been the minister of Framingham, Massachusetts, having been settled there as early as the year 1781. He was admitted to the degree of Master of Arts at Yale college in 1778. His doctorate he received from his Alma Mater in 1824.
WILLIAM MAY, A. M., died before the year 1816. Nothing has been obtained relative to him.
BENJAMIN OSBORN, A. B., was ordained at Tinmouth, in Vermont, September, 1780 ; dismissed October, 1787. He was afterwards the first minister of Wallingford, in the same state.Thompson's Gazetteer of Vermont, 259, 270.
DAVENPORT Phelps, A. M., from Connecticut, was settled in the ministry, from which he was dismissed, and died sometime before 1816, it is believed in Piermont, in this state.
SAMUEL STEBBINS, A. M., from Connecticut, was settled over the congregational society in Simsbury, Connecticut, where he was in office in 1793. Ile was admitted to the degree of Master of Arts in Yale college in 1778.
1776. Abel Curtis, A. M., died early in life. EXPERIENCE ESTABROOK, A. M., was ordained the first minister of Thornton, in the county of Grafton, 10 August, 1780, and was dismissed 18 October, 1787. He went the same year to Plain
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field, in the county of Grafton, and was installed minister of the second Congregational church in that town, 6 June, 1787. He was dismissed 9 May, 1792, and a correspondent informs me that he died at Thornton in 1810, although the triennial catalogue for 1798, has a star prefixed to his name. A gentleman informs me that he was a native of East-Haddam, in Connecticut.
Caleb Jewett, A. M., studied theology, and in August, 1781, was engaged to preach six months in Gorham, Maine. In January, 1782, he received an invitation to settle there, and was ordained in November, 1783. He continued the minister there seventeen years, and ceased preaching in 1800, but was not formally dismissed. He died soon after his ministerial labors closed.-Greenleaf's Ecclesiastical Sketches, 90.
SILAS LITTLE, A. M., appears to have been living in 1828.
Stephen MARSH, A. M., died between the years 1821 and 1825, as appears from catalogues.
EBENEZER Mattoon, A. M., son, it is believ, ed, of Ebenezer Mattoon, of Amherst, Massachusetts, was a civil magistrate in that town as early as 1790. He was elected a member of Congress from Massachusetts, in room of Samuel Lyman,and took his seat 2 February, 1801. Soon after this period, he was appointed sheriff of the county of Hampshire, and was in office as late as 1816. It appears that he was captain of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery company at Boston, previously to which he had been major-general of the fourth division of Massachusetts militia.
JONATHAN SHERBURNE, A. B., was from Portsmouth. It appears that he was living in 1828.