Breed, William James

Breed, William James a Congregational minister, was born in Massachusetts in 1810. He graduated from Yale College in 1831, and from Andover Theological Seminary in 1834; was pastor in Nantucket from 1835 to 1839; district secretary of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions in the valley of the Mississippi from 1840 to 1841; pastor in Bucksport, Maine, from 1841 to 1845; supply in Cincinnati, Ohio, from 1845 to 1846; and pastor in Providence, R.I;, from November 11, 1846, to April 13, 1852. From 1853 to 1858 he acted as financial agent for Yale College; for five years (1858-63), he was pastor of the Congregational Church in Southborough, Massachusetts; for one year acting-pastor of the Church at Hamilton, and the same for about four years (1865-69), at Raynham. He died at West Taunton, April 12, 1869. See Memorials of R.I. Congregational Ministers; Andover Triennial Catalogue. (J.C.S.)

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