Bancroft, Aaron D.D., was born at Reading, Penn., 1755, and graduated at Harvard College. In 1785 he became pastor of the Congregational Church of Worcester, Mass., where he remained until his death. He was educated a Calvinist, but became an Arian in middle life. In 1808 he published a Life of Washington, which was well received, and has been often reprinted (last ed. N. Y., 2 vols. 12mo). In 1822 he published a volume of Sermons. — Allibone; New Am. Encycl.