Bickford, Martin Luther

Bickford, Martin Luther a Baptist minister, was born in Sedgwick, Me., Aug. 18, 1814. He graduated at Waterville College in 1837. Having spent a year in teaching at Oldtown, Me., and two years at the Newton Theological Institution, from 1837 to 1840, he went to Hanover County, Va., and taught a private school till the close of 1844. For the next seven years he had charge of a young ladies' school in Richmond, Va., where he was ordained in 1852. He returned to New England the same year, and was pastor of a Church in Waltham, Mass., eleven years. He accepted a call to Chicopee, in May, 1863, remaining there until 1867, when he removed to Cleveland, O., supplying a Church in Delaware, O., for some time. His last settlement was in Elyria, O., where he died April 9, 1876. (J.C.S.)

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