Carver, Robert

Carver, Robert a Congregational minister, was born at Taunton, Mass., April 20, 1810. He graduated at Yale College in 1833, and at Andover in 1836. He preached in Phillipsburg, Ont.; Walden Vt.; Berlin, Mass.; Pittston, Me. Lancaster, Wis.; Cutchogue, L.I.; and Raynham. Mass. In 1857 he took charge of the boarding-house of the Wheaton Female Seminary, Norton, Mass. He was subsequently appointed chaplain to the 7th regiment of Massachusetts Volunteers, and in 1861 left with them for Washington. His health declined after the campaign of Yorktown, and he was compelled to leave the army. He was conveyed to the house of his father, in Orient, L. I., where he failed rapidly, and died Feb. 28,1863. "Few excelled him in fidelity as a chaplain, adhering to his post and duty to the last." See Cong. Quarterly, 1863, p. 194.

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