Brown, Samuel Watson
Brown, Samuel Watson a Congregational minister, was born in Winchendon, Massachusetts, April 7, 1828. He graduated at Yale College in 1850, and immediately began the study of law at Philadelphia, in the office of judge Mallory. To secure means to further prosecute his studies, he taught about a year in New Jersey, and for several years in Matagorda, Texas. In the spring of 1855 he returned to the North and resumed his law studies, but soon abandoned the profession. In the latter part of the same year he took a share in a store at Ludlow, Vermont. He closed his business in 1858, and went to Chicago, entering the theological seminary there; but in the following year he began to study theology at the Andover Seminary. He was ordained December 31, 1861, and became the stated supply of the Church at South Coventry for two and a half years ensuing. On June 29, 1864, he was installed pastor of the Church at Groton, Massachusetts, and died there November 9, 1866. See Cong. Quarterly, 1868, page 45.