Attended academic, Richmond, N.H., 1790.
Became member Universalist Church, 1791. Taught school, Rhode Island, also Massachusetts, 1791-1794. Ordained to ministry Universalist Church, 1794.
Circuit preacher based from Dana, Massachusetts, 1796-1803, Barnard, Vermont, 1803-1809. Pastor in Portsmouth, N.H., 1809-1815. Founder Gospel Visitant (1st Universalist quarterly), Portsmouth, 1811.
Pastor in Salem, Massachusetts, 1815-1818, 2d Universalist Church, Boston, 1818-1852. Editor Universalist Magazine, 1819-1828, Universalist Expositor, 1830-1852. Popular exponent of developing Unitarian theology as distinct from orthodox Calvinism.
Author: Treatise on the Atonement, 1805. Examination of the Doctrine of Future Retribution, 1834.
Member Universalist Ch.
Married Ruth Washburn, September 11, 1796, 1 son, Maturin.