Beach, Isaac Closson

Beach, Isaac Closson a Presbyterian minister, was born at New Milford, Conn., March 2, 1802. He studied theology in private, and after being licensed by the Litchfield South Association, in 1828, preached in Washington and Bethel, Conn. He served as an agent of the American Bethel Society in Ohio in 1829-30. He was then ordained pastor of the Presbyterian Church in New Paltz, Ulster Co., N. Y., where he remained about five years. After eighteen months' service as pastor of a church in Newburgh, N. Y., he removed, in 1848, to Northern Illinois, where he labored for three and a half years as a home missionary. His next remove was to Southern Ohio, where he had charge of the Church at North Bend about three years. Thence he went to Cincinnati, and spent between three and four years as pastor of the Sixth Presbyterian Church. His health again failed, and in September, 1858, he settled in Kansas, residing first at Wyandotte and afterwards at Olathe. Until 1862 he was general missionary of the Presbyterian Church for the territory, travelled largely, and organized churches. He died Feb. 23, 1873. See Obituary Record of Yale College, 1873.

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