Clark, Philetus

Clark, Philetus, a Congregational minister, was born at Southampton, Mass., April 26, 1794. He entered Williams' College, but graduated at Middlebury College in 1818. After some months devoted to the study of theology, he was licensed to preach in June, 18.20, and became pastor in Townshend, Vt., Dec. 29, 1821, from which he was dismissed in 1824. After laboring two years at Weston and Londonderry, under the direction of the Vermont Domestic Missionary Society, he became pastor in Londonderry in the summer of 1827, retiring in 1830. For three years he was acting pastor in Clareindon; next ministered for nearly two years at South Granville, N.Y.; from Sept. 30,1835, to May 23,1843, pastor at Windsor, Mass., and then returned to Clarendon, Vt., for seven years, supplying destitute churches in the vicinity. In 1850 he removed to West Townshend, and organized a Church there., After seven years of service he went to Post Mill, preached one year, and then became acting pastor of the Church in Sharon in 1858;h in 1869, supplied the Church in Wardsborough for several months, and then relinquished further regular service. He died at Memphis, Tehn., Feb. 5, 1875. See Cong. Quarterly, 1875, p. 578.

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