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MERRILL, David, clergyman, born in Peacham, Caledonia County, Vermont, 8 September, 1798; died there, 21 July, 1850. He was graduated at Dartmouth in 1821 and at Andover theological seminary in 1825. After his ordination in April, 1828, he was called to the Presbyterian church at Urbana, Ohio, where he was assistant pastor from 1827 till 1835, and pastor from 1835 till 1841. He then returned to Peacham, where he remained until his death. Mr. Merrill contributed to several periodicals and published three occasional discourses. A volume of his sermons, with a sketch of his life, was issued by Thomas S. Pearson (Windsor, 1855).
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