Richardson, Merrill, Dd
Richardson, Merrill, D.D.
a Congregational minister, was born at Holden, Massachusetts, October 4, 1811. He graduated from Middlebury College in 1835, then taught for two years in the Academy of Middlebury, and graduated at Yale Divinity School in 1839. He was ordained pastor at Terryville, Connecticut, October 27, 1841, remaining there nearly five years. From 1847 to 1849 he was acting pastor at Durham, when he was reinstalled at Terryville. From this charge he was dismissed, January 18, 1858. The same month he was installed. pastor of the Salem Street Church, Worcester, Massachusetts, and here he remained until September 1870. The following November he assumed charge of the New England Church, New York city, from which he was dismissed in May, 1872. From June 12, 1873, he was in charge of the Church at Milford, Mass., until his death, December 12, 1876. During 1847 and 1848 he was secretary of the Connecticut School Board. See Cong. Quarterly, 1877, page 423.