Bardwell, William a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Whately, Mass., in 1814. He experienced conversion at the age of seventeen; graduated at Wesleyan University, Conn., in 1842; and in 1844 joined the New England Conference. In 1849 his health failed, and he gradually declined until his death, March 27, 1851. Mr. Bardwell excelled as a pastor. He was pious, ardent, benevolent, and laborious. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1851, p. 574; Alumni Record of Wesl. Univ. s.a. 1842.