Phelps, Eliakim, Dd
Phelps, Eliakim, D.D.
a Congregational minister, was born at Belchertown, Massachussetts, March 20, 1790. From 1811 to 1813 he was a member of Brown University, but graduated in 1814 from Union College. He was ordained at Brookfield, October 23, 1816, as the colleague of Reverend Ephraim Ward, and continued to minister there until October 25, 1826. During the succeeding three years he was principal of the Ladies' High-school at Pittsfield. In February, 1830, he was installed pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Geneva, N.Y., and held that position until September 1835. From 1836 he was secretary of the American Education Society in Philadelphia, and of the same in New York to 1845. For one year he was acting-pastor at Kingston, R.I., and served in the same relation at Putnam, Conn. from 1856 to 1858. His residence from 1871 to 1874 was at Andover, Massachusetts, and from 1874 to 1880 at Weelawken, N.J. During 1831-35 he was a commissioner of Auburn Theological Seminary, N.Y., and for the last year of that term was presidenty of the commissioners. He died at Weehalwksen, N.J., December 29, 1880. Dr. Phelps published a volume of addresses, entitled The Ministry We Need, besides pamphlets, etc. See Cong. Year-book.. 1881, page 31.