Stevens, Jedediah Dwight

Stevens, Jedediah Dwight, a Congregational minister, was born at Hamilton, N.Y., March 25, 1798. His early life was spent on the farm. After receiving a preparatory education, he commenced the study of theology with the Rev. Samuel. J. Mills. He was missionary of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions to the Stockbridge Indians from 1829 to 1835, and also to the Dakota Indians from 1835 to 1839. He was ordained an evangelist at Cortlaldville, N.Y., Oct. 5, 1837. From 1841 to 1844 he was acting pastor of the Church at Prairie du Chien, Wis. In June, 1844, he was installed pastor of the Platteville Church, Wis. He resigned this charge, and in 1846 was an evangelist in Grant County, and in Lafayette County from 1847 to 1850; Greene County from 1850 to 1854; was acting pastor at Elkhorn, one year; Lafayette from 1855 to 1859; Waterford from 1859 to 1862; Caldwell's Prairie from 1862 to 1864; Owen, Il., from 1864 to 1866; Wausau, Wis., in 1867, his last field of labor. He died at Beloit, March 29, 1877. (W.P.S.)

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