Brigham, Willard a Congregational minister, was born in Marlborough (now Hudson), Massachusetts, May 4, 1813. He prepared for college at Phillips Academy, Amndover, graduated at Williams College in 1838, and at Andover Theological Seminary in 1842. On May 24, 1843, he was ordained pastor of the new Church at Wardsborough, Vermont, a pastorate which, lasted twelve years. He next became the pastor of the Church at Ashville, Mass., for eight years. As acting-pastor, he served the Church in Wardell three years, and that at South Wellfleet two years. For two years he was also minister of the First Church, Winchendon, into whose service he entered in the spring of 1869. After this he relinquished all active labor, gradually wasting under an incurable disease. He died; at Winchiendon, March 1, 1874. As a preacher and pastor he was considered superior. See Cong. Quarterly, 1874, page 470.