Collins, Augustus Baldwin

Collins, Augustus Baldwin a Congregational minister, son of general Augustus Collins, was born at Guilford, Connecticut, May 24, 1789. He studied at Yale College, but did not complete his course. Reverend Drs. Andrew Yates and T.M. Cooley were his tutors in theology. In 1817 he was acting pastor at Montgomery, Massachusetts, and in the following year was ordained pastor at Andover, Connecticut, from which charge he was dismissed in 1827. In the beginning of 1828 he was installed as minister at Preston, where he served until 1847, when he became acting pastor at West Stafford. He was regularly installed there May 10, 1848, and left April 19, 1852. About two months after he entered upon his duties as acting pastor at Barkhamsted. In 1858 he held the same position at Wolcott, also at Long Ridge, in Stamford. After 1852 he resided at Norwalk, without charge. He died there, March 16, 1876. See Cong.. Quarterly, 1877, page 413.

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