Blatchford, Samuel, Dd

Blatchford, Samuel, D.D., a Presbyterian clergyman, born in England in 1767, became a Non- conformist minister in 1791, four years later emigrated to America, and settled at Bedford, N. Y. From here he removed successively to Greenfield, Conn., Stratfield, now Bridgeport, and Lansingburg, N. Y., where he resided from 1804 till his death in 1828, part of the time taking charge of the Lansingburg Academy. 'In 1808 he received the degree of D;D. from Williams College. Dr. Blatchford was the translator of Moor's Greek Grammar, to which he added various notes. "As a preacher, he was distinguished for ease and naturalness, for appropriate and useful thoughts, and an impressive and somewhat imposing manner." Sprague, Annals, 4:158.

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