Pettibone, Roswell

Pettibone, Roswell a Presbyterian minister, was born in Orwell, Vermont, August 26, 1796. He had limited facilities for an early education, entered Middlebury College in 1817, graduated in 1820, taught in the academy there in 1821, studied divinity with Dr. Hopkins, and was licensed by the Addison County Association in 1822. He commenced preaching in Hopkinton, St. Lawrence County, N.Y., in 1823, and was ordained July 22, 1824; here he labored with great acceptability and success till poor health induced him to seek a milder climate, and in September 1830, he went West, and preached at Ann Harbor, Mich., through the winter, and in the spring received a unanimous call to take charge of the Church, but ill-health prevented his doing so. During 1831 he was invited to the Church in Evans' Mills, Jefferson County, N.Y., which he served with great fidelity and success until, in November 1837, he was called to Canton, St. Lawrence County, N.Y., and installed February 14, 1838. Here he labored until April 1, 1854, when he became chaplain of Clinton State Prison, where he died, August 15, 1854. Mr. Pettibone was pre-eminent in every relation and in. the discharge of every duty; in spirit and conduct a progressive conservative, and strongly attached to the Calvinistic doctrines of grace; very active in organizing different benevolent societies and churches in his own and sister counties. See Wilson, Presb. Hist. Almanac, 1864, page 310. (J.L.S.)

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