Eaton, Peter, Dd
Eaton, Peter, D.D.
a Unitarian minister, was born at Haverhill, Massachusetts; March 25, 1765. He studied under the Reverend Phineas Adams, graduated from Harvard College in 1787, taught a school for one year at Woburn, and then passed some time in the study of theology. Having received license, he preached his first sermon in Boxford, January 10, 1789, and in October following was installed as pastor there. In 1819 he preached the annual sermon before the Legislature of Massachusetts, and in 1820 resigned his charge at Boxford. In 1845 he removed to Andover, where he remained until his death, in April 1848. Dr. Eaton published many valuable Sermons. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 8:222.