Alvord, John Watson

Alvord, John Watson a Congregational minister, was born at East Hampton, Conn., April 18, 1807. Having spent some time, as a student, in Oneida Institute, he studied one year in Lane Seminary. In 1836 he graduated from the Oberlin Theological Seminary, and Sept. 16 of that year received his ordination. For one year he was acting-pastor in Maumee City, O.; and then, from 1838 to 1842, held the same position at Barkhamstead, Conn.; March 16, 1842, he was installed pastor in Stamford, of which Church he remained in charge until Oct. 14, 1846. In November of that year he was installed pastor of Phillips Church, South Boston, Mass., from which he was dismissed March 24, 1852; from 1858 to 1866 he was secretary of the American Tract Society in Boston; from 1866 to 1870 was superintendent of schools in connection with the Freedmen's Bureau at Washington, D. C.; the next four years was treasurer of the Freedmen's Savings and Trust Company. He died at Denver, Col., Jan. 14, 1880. See Cong. Yearbook, 1881, p. 16.

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