Hubbard, Austin Osgood

Hubbard, Austin Osgood a Congregational minister, was born in Sunderland, Mass., Aug. 9, 1800. He was educated at Yale College, where he graduated in 1824. He pursued his theological studies under the direction of the Presbytery of Baltimore, teaching at the same time in the academy at Franklin, Md. He was licensed to preach in 1826, and labored as a missionary some two years in Frederick County, Md. From 1831 to 1833 he was at Princeton Theological Seminary in further theological studies, and preaching to vacant churches in the vicinity. In 1833, during Dr. Alexander's absence in Europe, Mr. Hubbard was appointed assistant professor of Biblical Literature. In 1835 he went to Melbourne, C. E., and labored as a missionary. In 1840 he removed to Hardwick, Vt., and was installed pastor of the Congregational Church in that place July 7th, 1841. In 1845 he was called to Barnet, Vt., and preached there until 1851. In 1855 he accepted a call to Craftesbury, Vt., where he remained until the death of his wife in the fall of 1857, when he became mentally and physically prostrated, and he was removed to the Vermont Insane Asylum in March, 1858, where he died Aug. 24th, 1858. He published Five Discourses on the moral Obligation and the particular Duties of the Sabbath (Harm., N. H., 1843, 16mo). "Fervent piety and thorough scholarship combined to render him a faithful and able minister of the New Testament. His views of divine truth were clear and strong, his manner of presenting them forcible and impressive. His sermons were logical, and weighty with matter." — Congregational Quarterly, 1, 412 sq.

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