Benedict, William Uriah

Benedict, William Uriah a Congregational minister, was born at Stamford, Conn., Sept. 25, 1808. After pursuing his preliminary studies at the Aurora (N. Y.) Academy, he graduated from Williams College in 1829, and in 1832 from the Auburn Theological Seminary. In 1834 he was ordained pastor of the Church at Ira, N. Y.; remaining until 1839, when he became the acting-pastor at Sweden; and in 1811 he assumed the same relation in the Church at Richmond. From 1843 until 1850 he served the Church at Vermontville, Mich., and was at the same time principal of its academy. Here he resided, supplying, for various periods, the Presbyterian churches of Roxana and Sunfield; and also lived for five years at Olivet, being treasurer of Olivet College. He died in Vermontville, Mich., Oct. 18, 1875. See Cong. Quarterly, 1876, p. 420.

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