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Williston, Seth, 1770-1851



  • Existence: 1770 - 1851


Seth Williston was born on April 4, 1770 in Suffield, Connecticut. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1791, after which he studied theology and started preaching in 1797. Williston became minister at Lisle, New York in 1799. In 1810, he was installed at a Presbyterian church in Durham, New York, where he ministered until 1828. Hamilton College gave him the degree of Doctor of Divinity in 1838. Williston also authored many theological texts including "Address to Parents" (1799-1802); "Sermons on Doctrinal and Experimental Religion" (1812); "Five Discourses of the Sabbath" (1813); "Vindication of Some of the Most Essential Doctrines of the Reformation" (1817) and "Sermons on the Mystery of the Incarnation and the Special Influences of the Spirit" (1823). Williston died on March 2, 1851 in Guilford, New York.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Seth Williston diaries

Identifier: MS-1285
Date(s): 1786 to 1940

Seth Williston (1770-1851), minister. Dartmouth College Class of 1791. The collection contains diaries and one of his published books "Sermons on Doctrinal and Experimental Subjects."

[Seth Williston] letter

Identifier: Mss 795476.1
Mss 795476.1
Date(s): 1795-08-26
Scope and Contents

Twenty-one page letter from Seth Williston to unidentified recipient. Cruelty toward the bestial race discountenanced, and humanity recommended, in an oration.

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