Waldo, Daniel

Waldo, Daniel a Congregational minister, was born in Windham, Conn., Sept. 10, 1762, and was a graduate of Yale College in the class of 1788. For a time he served as a soldier in the Revolutionary army; he was taken prisoner, and imprisoned by the British in the Sugar House, New York, barely escaping with his life. He was ordained pastor of the Church in West Suffolk, Conn., May 24, 1792, remaining there seventeen years (1792-1809), acting also, a part of the time, as a missionary in Pennsylvania and New York. After preaching in Cambridgeport, Mass., for about a year (1810-11), he performed missionary service in the destitute sections of Rhode Island until 1820, organizing a Congregational Church in East Greenwich and another at Slatersville. He preached for a time at Harvard, Mass., and for twelve years at Exeter, R. I. Afterwards he resided in Syracuse. At the advanced age of ninety-three he was elected chaplain to Congress and died July 30, 1864, having reached the great age of a hundred and two years. See Memorials of R. I. Congregational Ministers. (J. C. S.)

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