Briggs, Otis

Briggs, Otis a Baptist minister, was born about 1788, and graduated at Brown University in 1808. He commenced his ministry in Farmington, Maine. In 1816 was ordained pastor of the Church in North Yarmouth, but soon after took charge of the township of land given by the state of Massachusetts to Waterville College. In 1818 he removed to Bangor, Maine, and about two years afterwards became pastor of the Church in Hampden for eight years, and of the Second Baptist Church in the same place three years. For several years he was engaged in agencies for benevolent causes, and died October 1, 1842, while he was in the employment of the Home Mission Society. See Millett, History of the Baptists of Maine, page 437. (J.C.S.)

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