Arms, Selah Root
Arms, Selah Root a Congregational minister, was born at Deerfield, Mass., Feb. 21, 1789. His preparatory studies were with the Rev. W. B. Stow, of Wilmington, Vt., and at Williamstown (Mass.) Academy. He graduated at Williams College in 1818, and at Andover Theological Seminary in 1821. For two years he preached at Windham and Cavendish, Vt., and for eight years at Grafton and Windham, over which two churches he was ordained in 1825. In 1834 he removed to Livingstonville, N. Y., returning in a. year and a half to Windham again. In 1849 Mr. Arms removed to Springfield, Vt., hoping to find the climate more congenial. He carried on a farm, preaching, however, as occasion offered. He died suddenly, Nov. 9,1866. Mr. Arms was a well-read theologian of the old school, an instructive preacher, and faithful pastor. See Cong. Quarterly, 1867, p. 206.