Porter, David, Dd

Porter, David, D.D.

a Congregational minister of some note, was a native of Hebron, Conn., where he was born May 27, 1761. He was educated at Dartmouth College, class of 1784, and, having been duly ordained, became pastor of the Congregational Church at Spencertown, N. Y., in 1787. In 1803 he removed to Catskill, N. Y., as pastor of the Presbyterian Church, and retained is relation to this Church until 1831. lie died ill that place Jan. 7. 1851. He served nearly a year in the Revolutionary army. He published Dissertation on Baptism (1809), and some Sermons. He was, after his dissolution of the pastorate, the agent of several benevolent societies, member of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, and, though eccentric, a man of great influence. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 3, 496-506.

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