Yale, Elisha, Dd
Yale, Elisha, D.D.
a Presbyterian divine, was born at Lee, Massachusetts, June 15, 1780. He was converted in 1799; pursued his classical and theological studies, under the Reverend Dr. Perkins, at West Hartford, Connecticut; was licensed to preach by the North Association of Hartford County in February 1803, and ordained and installed pastor of the Church at Kingsborough, N.Y., May 23, 1804, where he remained until 1852. He was chosen a corporate member of the American Board of Foreign Missions in 1838. He died January 9, 1853. Dr. Yale was an excellent classical and general scholar.
His discourses were always rich in substantial and well-matured thought, and in nothing was he more remarkable than his devotion to the cause of missions and to the preparation of young men for the ministry. He published, Divine Method for Raising Charitable Contributions (Boston, 1845): — Select Verse System, for the Use of Individuals, Families, and Schools (Rochester, 1853). He also published single sermons and articles in periodicals, and left in MS. A Review of a Pastorate of Forty-eight Years and Helps to Cultivate the Conscience. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 4:348; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.