Beman Nathan S S, Dd
Beman Nathan S. S., D.D.
an eminent Presbyterian minister, was born at New Lebanon, N.Y., in 1785. He was educated at Middlebury College, where he graduated in 1807. He afterwards studied theology, and became pastor of a Congregational Church in Portland, Me., in 1810. A few years after this he went as a missionary to Georgia, and gave especial attention to establishing educational institutions. In 1822 be became pastor of the first Presbyterian Church of Troy, N. Y., where he remained more than forty years. In 1831 he was moderator of the Presbyterian General Assembly, and became the leader of the New-school branch in 1837. He resigned his pastorate in 1863, and during the remainder of his life resided either in Troy or at Carbondale, Ill., where he died, Aug. 8, 1871. He published numerous single sermons, addresses, and essays, and a volume entitled Four Sermons on the Atonement. He was also one of the compilers of the Hymn-book of the New-school Presbyterians. He was widely known as an active temperance reformer, and as a member of various missionary organizations. The American Board owed its success largely to the influence and labors of Dr. Beman and his associates. See The Presbyterian, Aug. 26, 1871.