Howard, Leland, Am
Howard, Leland, A.M.
a leading Baptist minister, was born at Jamaica, Windham County, Vermont, October 13, 1793. He was converted about 1810, and commenced to preach in 1812. He was a "born preacher," but placed himself under the tuition of Reverend Joshua Bradley, of the Baptist Church in Windsor, for one year, and then pursued his studies under the direction of Reverend James M. Winchell, of the First Baptist Church in Boston, Massachusetts. He was ordained pastor in Windsor, Vermont, November 16, 1817, where he remained seven years, and then of the. First Baptist Church in Troy, N.Y., five years, when he returned to his former pastorate in Windsor, Vermont, and had charge five years. His other pastorates were Brooklyn, N.Y., Newport, R.I., Norwich, N.Y., Fifth Street Church, Troy, N.Y., Hartford, Connecticut, and, in 1852, he went to Rutland, Vt., and was pastor ten years. He died there, May 5,1870. He was chaplain of the House, in the legislature of Vermont, in 1831, and of the Senate in 1861. (J.C.S.)