Swan, Roswell Randall

Swan, Roswell Randall a Congregational minister, was born at Stonington, Conn., June 16,1778; was fitted for college by Rev. Hezekiah N. Woodruff, of Stonington, and graduated from Yale College in 1802. He united with the College Church Dec. 1, 1799. His purpose to enter: the ministry was not formed until March, 1804, and shortly after he commenced the studs of theology under Dr. Emmons, of Franklin, Mass. In October of the same year, after a severe illness, he continued his studies with Dr. Perkins, of West (Hartford. His license to preach was granted him by the Hartford North Association, at Northington, Feb. 6, 1805. Owing to ill-health, he did not immediately settle, but in December took charge of an academy in Stonington, and supplied the vacant Church there. He was ordained pastor of the Church in Norwalk Jan. 14, 1807, where he continued until his death, March 22, 1818.

See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 2, 485.

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