Cleaveland, Elisha Lord, Dd

Cleaveland, Elisha Lord, D.D., a Congregational minister, was born at Topsfield, Me., in April, 1806. He graduated from Bowdoin College in 1829, having experienced religion in his senior year; also. from Andover Theological Seminary in 1832. He was ordained pastor of the Third Church in New Haven in July, 1833, where his ministry, continued for thirty-three years, during the early part of which he passed through many trying scenes, owing to differences of religious opinions in his Church and pecuniary embarrassments of the society, but at length succeeded in securing the erection of an attractive church edifice. and laying the foundation of a prominent and strong religious society in New Haven. He died Feb. 16,1866. Constitutionally conservative yet, when the hour of trial came in the history of the country, he was a bold, outspoken Christian patriot. While travelling in 1864, both in France and in England, he pleaded the cause of liberty and union with most convincing eloquence. See History of Bowdoin College, p. 391-393. (J.C.S.)

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