Colman, Benjamin, Dd
Colman, Benjamin, D.D.
an eminent Congregational minister, was born in Boston, Oct. 19,1673. He graduated at Harvard 1692, and sailed for London 1695, but on the voyage was taken by a French vessel and carried to France. After remaining in England some three years, he was called to take charge of Brattle Street Church, Boston. He accepted, and was ordained Aug. 4,1699, in London. He died Aug. 29,1747. He was made D.D. by the University of Glasgow, 1731. Dr. Colman published a Poem on 'Elijah's Translation, occasioned by the Death of Rev. Samuel Willard (1707); The Incomprehensibleness of God, in four Sermons (1715); Five Sermons from Luke 11:21, 22 (1717); Observations on Inoculation (1722); A Treatise on Family Worship (1730); A Dissertation on the Image of God wherein Man was created (1736); and a large number of occasional sermons. — Sprague, Annals, 1:223.