Beard, Spencer Field
Beard, Spencer Field a Congregational niinister, son of Dr. David Beard, was born at West Brookfield, Mass., July 4, 1799. He entered Yale College in 1818, but retired on account of broken health; however, in 1824 he graduated from Amherst College, and in 1827 from Andover Theological Seminary. From 1827 to 1828 he was agent of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. In 1829 he was ordained pastor of the Church at Methuen, and was dismissed in 1832. From 1832 to 1835 he was acting- pastor at Nortton, Mass., and from 1835 to 1837 of Greenville, Conn. He was installed at Montville, Conn., July 5, 1838, remaining until 1846; and in 1848 was acting-pastor at Waquoit (East Falmouth), Mass. After serving in this position until 1853, he removed without charge to Andover, Mass., where he resided until his death, Jan. 8, 1876. See Congregational Quarterly, 1877, p. 409.