Hascall, Daniel

Hascall, Daniel a Baptist minister, was born at Bennington, Vt., Feb. 24, 1782, graduated at Middlebury College in 1806, and afterwards studied theology while engaged as a teacher in Pittsfield, Mass. In 1808 he became pastor of the Baptist church in Elizabethtown, Essex Co., N. Y., where he was ordained Sept. 7th, and in 1813 he accepted a call from the Baptist Church of Hamilton, N.Y. In 1815 he began to receive pupils in theology, and after establishing the Baptist Education Society of New York in 1817, his little school was in 1820 transformed into the "Hamilton Literary and Theological Institution" (now Madison University), which was opened under his charge, and to which he afterwards exclusively devoted himself, dissolving his pastoral connection in 1828. He however left it in 1835, and gave his attention to an academy which, two years before, had been started mainly through his agency in: Florence, Oneida Co., N. Y. In 1848 he resumed his; ministerial labors as pastor of the Baptist Church in Lebanon, N. Y. He died June 28,1852. Mr. Hascall's publications were, Elements of Theology, designed for family reading and Bible-classes; a smaller work of the same kind for Sabbath-schools; Caution against False: Philosophy, a sermon (1817); and a pamphlet entitled. Definitions of the Greek Bapto, Baptizo, etc. (1818). Sprague, Annals, 6, 547.

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