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Clergyman

Daniel Merrill, American clergyman. member Massachusetts General Assembly, circa 1813.

Background

Merrill, Daniel was born on March 18, 1765 in Rowley, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Thomas and Sarah (Friend) Merrill.

Education

Graduate Dartmouth, 1789. Studied theology under Doctor Spring, Newburyport.

Career

Served as private 3d Massachusetts Infantry, during Revolutionary War. Licensed to preach, 1791. Ordained to ministry Congregational Church, Sedgewick, Maine 1793.

Converted to Baptist Church, 1805. Ordained to ministry Baptist Church, 1805. Member Massachusetts General Assembly, circa 1813.

A founder Waterville (now Colby) College, 1813. Lived in Nottingham West (now Hudson), N.H., 1814-1821. Pastor Baptist Church, Sedgewick, 1821-1833.

Author: The Mode and Subjects of Baptism Examined, 1805. Eight Letters on Open Communion, 1805. Balaam Disappointed, 1815.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: The Mode and Subjects of Baptism Examined, 1805. Eight Letters on Open Communion, 1805. Balaam Disappointed, 1815.

Membership

Member Massachusetts General Assembly, circa 1813.

Connections

Married Joanna Colby, August 14, 1793. Married second, Susanna Gale, October 14, 1794, 13 children.

father:
Thomas Merrill

mother:
Sarah (Friend) Merrill

spouses:
Joanna Colby

Susanna Gale