Bragdon, Edmund E E, Dd
Bragdon, Edmund E. E., D.D., was born in Shapley, Maine, Dec. 1, 1812. He was educated at the Cazenovia and Maine Wesleyan seminaries. and at the Wesleyan University, where he passed A.B. in 1841. After spending three years in teaching, he entered the itinerant ministry, and was appointed to Wolcott, N. York. He was successively principal of the Mexico Academy and of the Fulton Academy; pastor of Vestry Street Church, New York; professor of languages in Ohio University; in Indiana, Asbury University. He held this latter post from 1854 to 1858, when he was appointed professor of languages in Genesee College, N. Y., which post he held till the day of his death, March 20, 1862. "He was a constant and faithful servant of God. Whether engaged in the regular work of the Gospel minister or in that of a Christian educator, one object only was in view-the salvation of souls. His preaching and teaching were always to this end, and scores, both of parishioners and pupils, can date their first religious impressions to the faithful dealings of brother Bragdon with their souls, and his earnest pleading with God in their behalf. His death made a vacancy in the college with which he was connected, and in the Church and Conference, of which he was a most valued member, that cannot be easily filled."--Minutes of Conference , 1862, p. 111.