Cobb, Nathaniel

Cobb, Nathaniel a Congregational minister, son of Reverend Oliver Cobb, was born at Rochester, Massachusetts, March 9, 1800. He graduated from Brown University in 1821, and from Andover Theological Seminary in 1825. The following year he served as a home missionary in Harwich. Having been ordained at Dartmouth, October 31, 1827, as an evangelist, he labored as acting pastor in Nantucket for two years, and then (1829-30) in Bloomfield and Huntsburg. In October of the latter year he was installed pastor in Hampden and Kirtland. From Kirtland he was dismissed in 1833, and from Hampden in 1834. Meanwhile he was serving as. acting pastor (1832-33) in Mesopotamia, and from 1833 to 1835 in Bristol and Parkman; also, during the same time was acting pastor in Southington. From 1835 to 1837 he labored in' the Presbyterian Church at Clear Creek; the three years following he preached at Mount Eaton, and from 1841 to 1845 at Salem. Twice he was engaged as a Bible agent and colportetur, viz., in 1840 and 1841, and from 1845 to 1849. The year succeeding the last date he was city missionary in New Bedford, Massachusetts; in 1851 he was acting. pastor in North Falmouth, and in 1852 and 1853 in Chilmark. Subsequently he resided, without charge, in Kingston, and died at Taunton, November 15, 1878. See Cong. Year-book, 1879, page 39.

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