Forbes, Eli, Dd
Forbes, Eli, D.D.
a Congregational minister, was: born at Westborough, Mass., October 1726; graduated at Harvard College, 1751; and in 1752 became pastor of the church at Brookfield, Massachusetts. In 1762 he went on a mission among the Oneida Indians. In 1776 he was installed as pastor at Gloucester, having left his former parish on account of a false charge of Toryism. He died December 15, 1804. He published The Family Book (1801, 12mo), and a number of occasional sermons. Sprague, Annals, 1:493.