Parish, Elijah, Dd

Parish, Elijah, D.D.

a Congregational minister, was born Nov. 7, 1762, at Lebanon, Conn. He graduated at Dartmouth College in 1785, and was ordained pastor in Byfield, Mass., Dec. 20, 1787, where he labored until his death, Oct. 15, 1825. He published, An Oration on the Fourth of July (1799): — An Oration on the Twenty-second of February (1800): — the three following in company with the Rev. Dr. Morse, A Gazetteer of the Eastern and Western Continents (1802): — A Compendious History of New England (1809): — A System of Modern Geography (1810): — A Eulogy on Professor John Hubbard, of Dartmouth College (1810): — in company with the Rev. Dr. M'Clure, A Memoir of the Rev. Dr. Eleazer Wheelock, first President of Dartmouth College (1811): — A Sacred Geography or Gazetteer of the Bible (1813); and several occasional sermons. A volume of his sermons, with a Memoir, was published in 1826. See Sprague, Annals of the American Pulpit, 2:268.

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