Taggart, Samuel

Taggart, Samuel a Presbyterian minister, was born at Londonderry, N.H., March 24, 1754. He graduated at Dartmouth College in 1774, was licensed to preach by the Presbytery of Boston June 1, 1776, and was ordained and installed pastor of the Church at Coleraine, Hampshire Co., Mass., Feb. 19,1777. He was a member of Congress from 1803 to 1817. He died April 25,1825. Mr. Taggart possessed a mind of great strength and vigor. He published several theological treatises, sermons, orations, political speeches, etc. (1800-19). See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 3, 377; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.; Packard, Hist. of the Churches and Ministers in Franklin County.

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