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Dana, Sylvester, 1769-1849



  • Existence: 1769 - 1849


Sylvester Dana was born on October 14, 1769 in Ashford, Connecticut. After studying with Rev. Nehemiah Prudden of Enfield, Dana was accepted at Yale into the class of 1797. After graduation, Dana entered into theological studies under Rev. Charles Backus, and was licensed to preach by the Tolland County, Connecticut Ministerial Association in June, 1798. In 1800, he settled in Orford, New Hampshire and in 1805, he and two other ministers organized the Congregational Church at Dartmouth College. Dana left the Orford Church in 1822 to form the West Congregational Church where he preached for more than ten years. Dana died on June 9, 1849.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

James Wheelock Woodward letter

Identifier: Mss 806411
Mss 806411
Date(s): 1806-07-11

In English.

Sylvester Dana papers

Identifier: MS-705
Date(s): 1775 to 1835

Sylvester Dana (1769-1849), minister. The collection contains personal and professional papers relating to his career as a Congregational minister in Hanover and Orford, New Hamsphire.

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