Griggs, Leverett, Dd
Griggs, Leverett, D.D.
a Congregational minister, was born at Tolland, Connecticut, November 17, 1808. He graduated at Yale College in 1829, was engaged for a year and a half in teaching at Mount Hope Institute near Baltimore, Maryland, studied at the Andover Theological Seminary two years, and acted as tutor in Yale College for the same length of time, while pursuing his theological studies in the Yale Divinity School. He was ordained at North Haven, October 30, 1833, and remained as pastor till July 30, 1845, when he accepted a call to the Chapel Street Church (now Church of the Redeemer), New Haven. After supplying the pulpit of the Second Church in Millbury; Massachusetts, for a time, he became, in 1856, pastor of the Church, where he continued fourteen years. For a time he acted as an agent of the Western College Society. His home, during the last years of his life, was in Bristol, Conn., and he died there January 28, 1883. The high esteem in which he was held in this town is indicated by the circumstance that, as a token of respect, a vote was passed exempting his property from taxation. See The Congregationalist, February 8, 1883. (J.C.S.)