Smith, Benjamin Coleman

Smith, Benjamin Coleman, a Presbyterian minister, was born in Windsor, Vt., May, 1800. He was educated in the Bloomfield Academy, N. J; graduated at the Theological Seminary at Auburn, N.Y.; and was licensed by Windsor Congregational Association, Vt., and ordained by the same in 1836. He was chaplain of the state prison at Auburn for twelve years, agent for the Western Educational Society for two years, and in 1844 was installed pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Prattsburgh, N.Y., by Bath Presbytery, which relation existed until 1859, when he was disabled by paralysis, and died Oct. 17, 1861. Mr. Smith was a good preacher, decidedly Calvinistic; an excellent pastor, a godly man. See Wilson, Presb. Hist. Almanac, 1863, p. 206. (J.L.S.)

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