Pettengill, Erastus a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born in Newport, N.H., July 7, 1805; was converted in Orford in 1824, and was baptized by Reverend Nathan Howe and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church. He received license to preach in 1835, and labored that year on the Bethlehem charge under the direction of the presiding elder. He joined the New Hampshire Conference in 1836, and was stationed at Bristol. His subsequent appointments were as follows: in 1837, Androscoggin Mission; 1838, Stratford; 1839, Bethlehem; 1840-41, Lunenburgh, Vermont; 184243, St. Johnsbury; 1844-45, Barton; 1846, Newbury; 1847-48, Londonderry; 1849-50, Hartland; 1851-52, East Barnard; 1853-54, Norwich and Hartford; 1855, UnionVillage; 1856, Bellows Falls; 1857-58, Hardwick; 1859-60, Irasburgh; 1861, Corinth; 1862-63, Williams, town 1864-66, Union Village; 1867-68, Barnard. While laboring faithfully and with great acceptance on this last appointment he was stricken with a fatal disease, and after weeks of suffering, borne with great patience and Christian fortitude, he died March 8, 1869, relying upon the divine promise and trusting solely to the merits of Christ. See Minutes of Am. Conf. 1870.