Buell, Samuel Dd
Buell, Samuel D.D., a Presbyterian minister, was born at Coventry, Conn., Sept. 1, 1716, entered Yale College in 1737, and graduated in 1741. He was ordained in 1743, and, after laboring for some time as an evangelist, received a call from the church at East Hampton, L. I., and was installed there as pastor September 19, 1746. He was made D.D. by Dartmouth College in 1791, and died on the 19th of July, 1798. The great characteristic of his preaching was fervor. There were three periods of great religious awakening in his congregation — in 1764, 1785, and 1791. As a theologian, he belonged to the school of Edwards and: Bellamy. During the Revolutionary War his urbanity and discretion gained him influence with some of the British officers, and operated to the advantage of the town and neighborhood. A few years before his death he was instrumental in establishing Clinton Academy, East Hampton, which is still considered there as a monument of his public spirit and philanthropy. Dr. Buell published a number of occasional sermons. — Sprague, Annals, 3, 102.