Barstow, Zedekiah Smith, Dd

Barstow, Zedekiah Smith, D.D., a Congregational minister, was born in Canterbury, Conn., Oct. 4, 1790. He was admitted to college in 1811; after graduation he pursued" his theological studies under the direction of president Dwight, and was licensed in New Haven, Conn., in 1814. For two years he was tutor and college chaplain in Hamilton College, and was invited to accept a professorship, but declined. He was settled over the Congregational Church in Keene, N. H., July 1, 1818, where he served fifty years. After his resignation he continued to preach for destitute parishes in the vicinity. For thirty-seven years he served as trustee of Dartmouth College; was secretary for many'years of the General Association of New Hampshire, a corporate member of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, trustee of Kimball Union Academy, trustee and secretary of Keene Academy. He was also a member of the New Hampshire Legislature, and chaplain of that body in 1868 and 1869. He died March 1, 1873. See Obituary Record of Yale College, 1873.

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