Aldrich, David

Aldrich, David, a Baptist minister, was born in Cumberland, R. I., Jan. 14, 1781. He was a graduate of Brown University in the class of 1806. - Having pursued a course of theological study with the Rev. Dr. Gano, pastor of the First Baptist Church at Providence, he was ordained; to the work, of the Christian ministry, under the direction of that Church, and settled as pastor of the Church at Goshen, Conn. Ill-health compelled him to retire from the ministry, and he lived during the remainder of his long life on a farm in his native town, holding various civil offices, and in many ways making himself useful in his day and generation. He died May 19, 1879, being at the time of his death the oldest alumnus of Brown University. (J. C. S.)

 
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