Plumb, Elijah Whitox, Dd

Plumb, Elijah Whitox, D.D.

a Congregational minister, was born at Halifax, Vermont, July 28. 1798. He attended, Hopkins Academy at Hadley, Massachusetts; spent one year in Harvard College; graduated from Middlebury College in 1824; taught school the next two years in Brattleboro, Vermontt; from 1826 to 1828 was similarly employed in Hampton, N.H.; studied theology with Daniel Dana, D.D., of Newburyport; was ordained pastor, May 18, 1831, at Pawlet, Vermontt., and dismissed October 29, 1845; from 1846 to 1851 was pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Potsdam, N.Y.; in 1853 became principal of St. Lawrence Academy; and from 1864 to 1867 was acting pastor in Sterling, Illinois. The two succeeding years he resided at Potsdam without charge, and then removed to East Bloomfield, which was his residence until his death, July 12, 1879. See Cong. Year-book, 1879, page 26.

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