Bishop, Nelson

Bishop, Nelson a Congregational minister, was born in East Hartford, (now Manchester), Conn., Nov. 20, 1802. Immediately after his conversion, in 1820, his attention was turned to the ministry. He graduated at Bangor Seminary in 1827, having been licensed to preach in the previous year. On Nov. 19, 1828, he was ordained as pastor of the Church in Clinton, Me.; but, his health failing from overwork, he was dismissed in 1834, and went to Andover, Mass., becoming a resident member of the Theological Seminary. In 1839 he was installed as pastor of the Congregational Church in Weathersfield, Vt., and in 1842 was dismissed from the charge to become associate editor of the Vermont Chronicle. In this office he labored with success until Jan. 1, 1866, when he became associate editor of the Boston Recorder, retaining this position until the sale of the Recorder to the Congregationalist in 1869. From that time he was variously engaged, preaching occasionally, distributing Bibles, etc., until his death, at East St. Johnsbury, Vt., Jan. 10, 1871. See Cong. Quarterly, 1871, p. 438.

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