Hill, Benjamin M, Dd
Hill, Benjamin M., D.D.
a Baptist minister, was born at Newport, R.I., April 5, 1793. He entered the preparatory department of Pennsylvania University, but was soon called to New Orleans as a clerk; and subsequently studied medicine for a time in Philadelphia. He was converted in 1812; licensed in February 1815; for two years preached in Leicester and Spencer, Massachusetts; in 1818 was ordained in Stafford, Connecticut, where he remained three years, and was then called to the pastorate of the First Church in New Haven, where he continued from 1821 to 1829. The next ten years of his ministry were with the First Church in Troy, N.Y. In 1840, he became corresponding secretary of the American Baptist Home Mission Society, which position he held for twenty-two years. He died in New Haven, January 15, 1881. See Christian Secretary, January 19, 1881. (J.C.S.)