Bridge, Henry Martyn

Bridge, Henry Martyn a Methodist, and afterwards a Congregational, minister, was born at Northfield, Massachusetts, August 21, 1823. His parents were devoted members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and his two brothers, J.D. and J.W., were ministers in that Church. Mr. Bridge united with the Church at the age of seventeen, and was licensed to preach in 1844. As a local preacher he was stationed one year at Centreville, R.I. Between 1845, when he joined the Northeastern Conference, and 1854, he was stationed at North Malden, Gloucester, Lunenburg, Princeton, Blandford Centre, and Williamsburg, Massachusetts. Veering in his views towards Congregationalism, he left the Conference, and accepted a call in 1854 to a Church of that body at Warwick. In 1859 he went to Minnesota, hoping to recruit his health. He returned after a few weeks and entered upon the pastorate of the Church at Colebrook, N.H., where he died, December 31, 1861. He was a solemn and instructive preacher, and a sympathetic pastor. See Cong. Quarterly, 1862, page 303.

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