Boardman, George Smith Dd
Boardman, George Smith D.D., a Presbyterian minister, was born at Albany, N. Y., Dec. 28, 1796. He graduated from Union College, Schenectady, in 1816, entered Princeton Seminary in the same year, and graduated in 1819. After receiving license to preach, he spent about two years in travelling on horseback and preaching from place to. place in Ohio and Kentucky, which were then the "Far West." Having accepted a call to Watertown, N. Y., he was ordained and installed July 26, 1821; here he had a successful pastorate of sixteen years. In 1837 he accepted a call to the Central Church of Rochester, where he remained six years, except that he labored for six months in 1842 at Columbus, O., and supplied for awhile the Third (or Pine Street) Church in Philadelphia. In 1843 he took charge of the Second Church at Rome, N. Y., which he left in 1847 to enter upon a short pastorate at Cherry Valley. Here he remained until 1850, when he accepted a call to the Church of Cazenovia, and labored a term of fifteen years. For longer or shorter periods he filled the pulpits of the First Church of Rome, of Ogdenisburg, and of Little Falls, He died Feb. 7, 1877. Dr. Boardman was a member of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church which met in Brooklyn, May, 1876. In December before his death he preached a sermon which was published, on the occasion of his reaching fourscore years. He was a man of positive convictions, always commending the Gospel by his holy example. See Necrological Report of Princeton Theological Seminary, 1877, p. 11.