Baldwin, Burr

Baldwin, Burr a Presbyterian minister, was born in Weston, Fairfield Co., Conn., Jan. 19, 1779. He entered Yale College in 1805, and graduated in 1809. After finishing his theological course, he taught in an academy for a number of years, and was licensed to preach by the Litchfield Association in 1816. From 1821 to 1823 he served as a missionary in Northern New Jersey. His work was characterized by a powerful revival, in which upwards of two hundred souls were converted. At the close of the year he was called to the pastorate of the Presbyterian Church at Montrose, Pa. He was instrumental in the erection of the First Presbyterian Church of that place. A revival followed his labors and many were converted. Leaving Montrose, he was installed pastor of the Church of North Hartford, Conn., and subsequently supplied the Church at Ashfield. Revivals attended his labors in all places. He was in many respects a remarkable man. During the war of the Rebellion, he served as post-chaplain at Beverly, W. Va., and at the age of seventy-six served as a missionary in South-eastern New York, whence he returned to Montrose, where he died, Jan. 23, 1880. See Presbyterian Banner, Jan. 30, 1880: (N. Y.) Evangelist. (W. P.S.)

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