Boardman, Elderkin Jedediah
Boardman, Elderkin Jedediah a Congregational minister, was born at Norwich, Vt., June 1, 1794. He graduated at Dartmouth College in 1815, and at Andover Theological Seminary in 1820; served as a home missionary in Vermont for a year and a half; then in the Congregational Church at Bakersfield, where he was ordained in 1823, next at Danville, 1827 to 1832, and at Randolph, 1834 to 1842. Troubles with some of the members embittered his ministry at the latter place. He removed to Iowa subsequently, and, besides supplying sundry vacant churches, worked at farming. He died at Marshalltown, Ia., March 19, 1864. See Cong. Quarterly, 1864, p. 299.