Bascom, Ellery

Bascom, Ellery a Presbyterian minister, was born at Chester, Mass., July 5, 1798. He was educated at the academies of Tallmadge and Aurora, O., and was graduated at the Western Reserve College. He studied theology in Princeton Seminary, where he remained nearly three years, and was ordained an evangelist by the Huron Presbytery in 1833. He was never settled as a pastor. His successive fields of labor were as follows: Lower Sandusky, Williamsfield, Jackson, Wilkesville, O.; and Pleasant Hill and Kendallsville, Ind. His health failing, he removed to Janesville, Wis., preached one year at Decatur, and two years at Jefferson, la., when he removed to Duluth and preached two years. He then removed to Upland, Kan., where he he died, Dec. 25, 1880. See Necrological Report of Princeton Theogical Seminary 1882. (W. P. S.)

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