Coe, Samuel Goodrich

Coe, Samuel Goodrich a Congregational minister, son of Rev. Noah Coe, was born at New Hartford, Oneida County, N.Y., October 22, 1819. He graduated at Yale College in 1838, and immediately entered the Yale Law School. In 1840 he established himself in the practice of the law at Berlin, Connecticut, but soon after entered the Yale Divinity School, and graduated in 1843. He was ordained over the Church at Middlebury, Vermont, July 14, 1844, and remained there until compelled to leave by failing health, in November, 1850. December 13 of the same year he was installed pastor of the First Church, Danbury, Conn. Here his strength again gave way, in 1864, and he resigned, and did not again accept a permanent pastorate. He resided four years at Ridgefield, and supplied the Church there until 1868. A period of illness followed this service, but in 1869 he so far improved in health as to preach for six months in the Second Presbyterian Church in Cleveland, Ohio. He died at New Haven, Connecticut, December 7, 1869. Mr. Coe was master of a vigorous style, and was a very impressive preacher. See Cong. Quarterly, 1870, page 302.

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