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LORD, Benjamin, clergyman, born in Saybrook, Connecticut, 81 Nay, 1694; died in Norwich, Connecticut, 81 March, 1784. He was graduated at Yale in 1714, was tutor there the next year, and in 1717 was ordained pastor of the Congregational church in Norwich, in which charge he continued until his death. He was a trustee of Yale in 1742-'72, and received the degree of D. D. from that college in 1774. His numerous sermons include "The Faithful and Approved Minister, a very Blessed Man " (New London, 1727);" Two Sermons on the Necessity of Re generation" (Boston, 1738)" "God Glorified in his Works" (1743) ; " Believers in Christ" (1748)" and " A Christian's Hope at the Close of Life" (Norwich, 1774).--His great-grandson, Daniel Minor, clergyman, born in Lyme, Connecticut, 9 April, 1800; died on Shelter island, New York, 26 August, 1861, was graduated at Amherst in 1830, studied at Princeton theological seminary, and in 1834 was licensed to preach. He was subsequently pastor of the Boston mariner's church, and from 1848 till his death was pastor of the 1st Presbyterian church on Shelter island, New York, and agent of the American seaman's friend society. He published various articles on the moral claims of seamen.--Another great-grandson of Benjamin, Willis, clergyman, born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, 15 September, 1809, was graduated at Williams in 1833, studied theology at Princeton, was ordained in 1834, and was successively pastor of Presbyterian churches in New Hartford, Connecticut, Providence, Rhode Island, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Cincinnati, Ohio. He was professor of biblical literature and pastoral theology in Lane seminary, Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1850-'4, pastor of the 2d Presbyterian church in Brooklyn, New York, in 1855-'9, professor of ecclesiastical and biblical history, and of didactic and polemic theology in the Seminary of the northwest in Chicago, from the latter date till 1870, and then became president of Wooster university, Ohio. Failure of health compelled his resignation of this office in 1874. He was pastor of the 1st Presbyterian church in Chicago in 1878-'9, and now (1887) resides in Colorado Springs, Colonel, where he is engaged in literary work. He has published, besides sermons and reviews, "Christian Theology for the People" (Chicago, 1874).
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