Brown, Garrett Garnsey

Brown, Garrett Garnsey a Congregational minister, was born at Bethlehem, Connecticut, in 1784. He prepared for college partly with a private instructor, and partly at Morris Academy, Litchfield; and entered college in the sophomore year. After graduating he taught in Milford, Connecticut, for one term, and then became a student in Andover Theological Seminary. He remained there until licensed to preach by the New Haven East Association in 1811. The next fifty years of his life were spent in the Southern and South-western States, where he taught in private families and in select schools; preaching also as opportunity offered, though not ordained. During these years he had no fixed residence, and scarcely remained for a year in any one place. In 1854 he visited the Sandwich Islands and opened a private school, but returned the next year to the South. After the war broke out he came back to his native town. The closing part of his life was spent in Woodbury, Connecticut where he died, October 1, 1878. See Obituary Record of Yale College, 1871.

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