Sandford, David

Sandford, David, An American Congregational minister, was born in New Milford, Conn., Dec. 11, 1737, and graduated at Yale College in 1755. Influenced by the wish of his father, he began the study of theology, but realizing that he had not the spiritual qualifications for the ministry, he relinquished his purpose in that direction. He settled upon a farm, where he remained a number of years, when, experiencing a change of life, he resumed the study of theology, and was ordained pastor of the church at Medway, Mass., April 14, 1773. Mr. Sandford served a short time as chaplain in the army. In 1807 he suffered severely from a stroke of paralysis, and never resumed his public labors. He died April 7, 1810. His only printed production is Two Dissertations (1810); one on The Nature and Constitution of the Law given to Adam, etc., the other on The Scene of Christ in the Garden, etc. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 2, 48.

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