Guide to the Papers of David Merrill, 1819 - 1850Manuscript MS-956

Biography

David Merrill was born on Sept. 8, 1798 and died on July 22, 1850. He was an alumnus of Dartmouth College, class 1821. He taught at Peacham Academy from 1821 to 1822; studied divinity at Andover Theological Seminary, graduating in 1825. After preaching 7 years, he was installed as pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Andover from 1835 to 1841. In 1841 he moved to Peacham to become pastor alongside the Rev. Leonard Worcester of the Congregational Church. He held this position until his death in 1850.

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