Barron, Thompson

Barron, Thompson, a Universalist minister, was born in Billerica, Mass., April 17, 1816. He was left an orphan at the age of eight; learned the carpenter's trade; gave himself a liberal education, and began preaching in 1836. In 1837 he was ordained at Bridgewater, Vt., in which vicinity he preached until 1841, when he removed to Winchester, N. H. He afterwards removed to Concord, N. H., in 1846; to Dayton, O., in 1851; to Marietta, O., in 1853; to Muscatine, Ia., in 1856; returned to Enfield, N. H., in 1858; afterwards labored in Wentworth; and lastly removed to Newport, same state, where he retired to a small farm, and there continued until his death, Jan. 4, 1870. Mr. Barron was a man of positive theological views, impetuous temperament, of marked independent character, and very limited popularity. See Universalist Register, 1871, p. 100.

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