Child, Willard Dd
Child, Willard D.D.
a Congregational minister was born at Woodstock, Connecticut, November 14, 1796. He received his preparatory education at. Woodstocir and Mlnson academies and graduated from Yale College in 1817, and from Andover Theological Seminary in 1820; from 1822 to 1825 was teacher at Bine Hill Academy, Maine; then became acting pastor at Benson, Vermont, where he remained until November 1826. He was ordained at Pittsford, April 25, 1827, and remained there until September 8, 1841; then was acting pastor at North Woodstock, Connecticut and August 31, 1842, was installed at Broadway Church, Norwich, where he remained until August 1845. Next, he was installed over First Church, Lowell, Massachusetts, October 1845, and was dismissed January 3, 1855; February 14 following was installed over the Church at Castleton, Vermont, dismissed March 2, 1864; and for seven months, during the pastor's absence, supplied Old South Church, Worcester, Massachusetts. In 1866 he became acting. pastor at. Crown. Point, N.Y. and remained such until 1873; from which date he remained without charge, but preached most of the time in Pittsford, Vermont, Madern, Plattoburg, and Clamplain, N.Y. From 1840 he was corporate, member of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. In 1837 and 1857 Dr. Child was moderator of the General Convention of Vermont, and preacher in 1829. He died at Mooers, November 13, 1877. (W.P.S.).