Bailey, Phineas

Bailey, Phineas a Congregational minister, was born in Landaff, N. H., Nov. 6, 1787. He was in the watchmaker's trade when, in 1818, he commenced the study of theology with a view to the ministry. He was licensed in 1823, preached for a short time at Richmond and Waterbury, Vt., and was ordained pastor of the churches at East and West Berkshire in 1824. After a pastorate of nearly ten years, he removed to Beekmantown, N. Y., and in 1841 to Hebron, N. Y., returning four years after to East Berkshire. His next charge was Albany, Vt. (1852-57), where he died, Dec. 14, 1861. Mr. Bailey's ministry was very successful. Energy was his distinguishing characteristic; his mind was vigorous, his sermons original and clear, his theology was ultra-Calvinistic, and his morality rigidly Puritanical. See Cong. Quarterly, 1862, p. 217.

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