Welles, Noah, Dd
Welles, Noah, D.D.
a Congregational minister, was born at Colchester, Conn., Jan. 23, 1718. He graduated at Yale College in 1741; engaged in teaching school at Hartford for some time; and became tutor of Yale College in 1745. He was licensed to preach soon after, and ordained pastor of the Church at Stamford, Conn., Dec. 31, 1746, where he remained in the quiet and faithful discharge of his duties until his death, Dec. 31, 1776. He was chosen fellow of Yale College in 1774, and also delivered the concio ad cleric in the chapel of that institution, Sept. 13, 1770, before one hundred and twenty ministers. He took an active part in the dispute concerning' the validity of non-episcopal ordination in 1763, publishing three pamphlets on the subject. He also published other single Sermons and Addresses. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 1, 461.