Tucker, Elisha, Dd
Tucker, Elisha, D.D.
a Baptist minister, was born at Rensselaerville, Albany County, N.Y., Dec. 24, 1794. His early education was limited. He began to preach in 1816, and was ordained pastor of the Baptist Church of Coventry, Chenango County, N.Y., Aug. 19, 1818. Here he continued with great success until Aug. 12, 1822, when he became pastor of the Church at Fredonia, N. Y. He was afterwards pastor of the First Baptist Church in Buffalo from September, 1831, until October, 1836; then of the Second. Baptist Church of Rochester, N.Y., until May, 1841; and of the Oliver Street Baptist Church, New York city until 1848. In 1851 his health became very much impaired, and he began traveling in the hope of improving it, but died Dec. 29, 1853. He was the eldest of six brothers, five of whom entered the ministry. Dr. Tucker published a Sermon Delivered at Fredonia at the Ordination of Mr. Jarius Handy (1826). See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 6:667.