Porter, Nathaniel (1), Dd
Porter, Nathaniel (1), D.D.
a Congregational minister, was born Jan. 14, 1745, at Topsfield, Mass. He graduated at Harvard College in 1768, and was ordained pastor in New Durham, N. H., Sept. 8, 1773. In 1776 he was chaplain to Col. J. Wingate's regiment, in which he served six months. Leaving Durham on account of inadequate support, he became pastor in Conway Oct. 20, 1778, which charge he gave up in 1814, and died Nov. 11, 1837. He published An Address at the Opening of an Academy at Fryeburg (1806), and a few occasional Sermons. See Sprague, Annals of the American Pulpit, 2, 53.