Pomeroy, Benjamin, Dd
Pomeroy, Benjamin, D.D.
a Congregational minister, was born at Suffield, Conn., in 1704. He graduated at Yale College in 1733, and was ordained in December, 1735, pastor in Hebron, Conn., where he labored during his life. During Whitefield's revival he preached with great zeal and power. In 1742 he was brought before the General Assembly to answer under the new law for "having committed great disorders," but was acquitted. Some time after he was punished fir lecturing to the people in a grove at Colchester, the parish minister having refused his permission; and in 1744 he was convicted of d(enouncing the recent ecclesiastical laws as cruel, and bound for fifty pounds to continue in "good behavior" during the year. He was a chaplain in the French and Revolutionary wars, and was an excellent scholar, a man of real genius, and one of the best preachers of his day. He died Dec. 22 1784. See Sprague. Ann. of the Amer. Pulpit, 1, 394.