Putnam, Israel Warburton, Dd
Putnam, Israel Warburton, D.D.
a Congregational minister, was born at Danvers, Massachusetts, November 24, 1786. He entered Harvard College in 1805, but left in his sophomore year, and graduated from Dartmouth in 1809. He began the study of law; in 1811 united with the Church in Salem, and not long afterwards began the study of theology, graduating from Andover Theological Seminary in 1814. In October of that year he preached at Brookfield and in various other places, and in January 1815, accepted a call to the First Church in Portsmouth, N.H. Some time after he engaged in a controversy on Unitarianism, with Dr. Nathan Parker, pastor of the South Parish Church in Portsmouth. In October 1835, he was installed pastor of the Old Pilgrim Church, Middleborough, Massachusetts, and continued in that relation until his death, May 3, 1868. See Cong. Quarterly, 1868, page 317.