Burnham, Amos Wood, Dd
Burnham, Amos Wood, D.D.
a Congregational minister, was born at Dunbarton, N. H., Aug. 1, 1791. He graduated at Dartmouth College in 1815, and from the Theological Seminary at Andover in 1818. He was the first principal of the Blanchard Academy at Pembroke, N. H. In 1821 he was ordained pastor of the First Congregational Church in Rindge, the first and the only place in which he preached as pastor, and the official relation was dissolved at his own urgent request at the close of the forty-sixth year of his ministry. He died at Keene, April 9, 1871. As a scholar he was accurate, and his style, whether in speech or in print, was a model of purity and precision. As a preacher, he was earnest, logical, and simple. His sermons were instructive and systematically arranged. See Cong. Quarterly, 1871, p. 443.