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DUTTON, Aaron, clergyman, born in Watertown, Connecticut, 21 May 1780; died in New Haven, Connecticut, in June 1849. He was prepared for College by the Rev. Azel Baekus, and graduated at Yale in 1803. He studied theology under President Dwight, and was ordained pastor of the Congregational Church at Guilford in 1806. He resigned in 1842 because his abolitionist views were unacceptable to his congregation. A year later he went as a missionary to Iowa, but was attacked with the disease of which he eventually died, and did not remain.
--His son, Samuel William Southmayd Dutton, clergyman, born in Guilford, Connecticut, 14 March 1814; died in Mill-bury, Massachusetts, 2(; January 1866. He was graduated at Yale in 1883, and spent the following year" in teaching in Mount Hope College, Baltimore, Maryland In 1834 he was rector of the Hopkins grammar school in New Haven. From 1836 till 1838 he was a tutor in Yale, and at the same time pursued theological studies in the seminary. He was pastor of the North Church in New Haven from June 1838, until his death. As a preacher, he was characterized by plainness, directness, and simplicity. He was widely known for his charity, and was a noted champion of the anti-slavery cause. In 1843, upon the establishment of the "New Englander," He became one of the associate editors, and contributed to its pages more articles than any other writer save Dr. Bacon. He also published various addresses, and a "History of the North Church during the Last Century" (1843).
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