Atkins, Elisha a Congregational minister, was born at Middletown, Conn., Oct. 28, 1750. He graduated at Yale College in 1773, and was a chaplain in the Revolutionary army. He was ordained pastor of the Church in Killingly in 1784, where he remained until his death, June 14, 1839. "He was esteemed a good scholar and a handsome writer, and did much in education, especially in training pupils for college." He published three sermons. See Cong. Quarterly, 1861, p. 16.