Carpenter, Eber

Carpenter, Eber a Congregational minister, was born in Vernon, Conn., June 24, 1800. He graduated at Yale College in 1825, and then taught for some time at Norwalk. For two years he studied theology at Andover, Mass., and was licensed to preach, in 1828, by the Londonderry Presbytery, N. H. He labored as a missionary in Waterville, Me., and also at Woonsocket, R. I. From 1830 to 1835 he was regular pastor in York, Me. In December of the latter year he was installed over the Congregational Church in Southbridge, Mass. His health failing, in October, 1853, he obtained leave of absence from his charge, in order to conduct The American National Preacher. In March, 1857, he resumed his pastoral labors in the Southbridge Church, and remained there until July, 1864. The last three years of his life were spent in Boston, where he preached occasionally. He had accepted a unanimous call to the church in North Falmouth, but died in Boston, Oct. 21, 1867. See Cong. Quarterly, 1871, p. 71.

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