Ripley, Ezra

Ripley, Ezra, a Unitarian minister, was born at Woodstock, Conn., May 1, 1751. He followed farming until he was sixteen, when he began to study, and was admitted into Harvard College, July 1772. After his graduation he taught in Plymouth, and studied theology under Rev. Jason Haven, of Dedham. He was ordained pastor of the Church in Concord, Mass., Nov. 7, 1778. He was honored with the degree of D.D. in 1816. Dr. Ripley was an ardent advocate of the temperance cause, and was a member of the old Massachusetts Society for the Suppression of Intemperance. His death took place Sept. 18, 1841. His publications are Sermons and Charges

(1791-1829): — History of the Concord Fight (1827). See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 8, 112.

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