Trumbull, Benjamin, 1735-1820

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Dates:
Birth 1735-12-19
Death 1820-02-02

Biographical notes:

American Congregational divine and historian.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : North Haven, to Rev. Mr. Patten, 1811 Jun. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270573313

Benjamin Trumbull was born on December 19, 1735, in Hebron, Connecticut. He graduated from Yale College in 1759 and began work as pastor for the Congregational Church of North Haven, Connecticut, in 1760. He served there for sixty years, interrupted only by service as a chaplain during the Revolutionary War. He wrote thousands of sermons and several historical texts, treaties, and pamphlets. He died on February 2, 1820.

From the description of Benjamin Trumbull papers, 1629-1867 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702167048

Benjamin Trumbull was born on December 19, 1735 in Hebron, Connecticut. He graduated from Yale College in 1759 and began work as pastor for the Congregational Church of North Haven, Connecticut in 1760. He served there for sixty years, interrupted only by service as a chaplain during the Revolutionary War. He wrote thousands of sermons and several historical texts, treaties, and pamphlets. He died on February 2, 1820.

From the guide to the Benjamin Trumbull papers, 1629-1867, (Manuscripts and Archives)

Benjamin Trumbull (1735-1820) was the eldest son of Benjamin and Mary Brown Trumbull of Hebron, Ct. After studying under the Rev. Elijah Lathrop, Trumbull entered Yale and graduated in 1759. He was ordained a minister in 1760 and was installed as the minister of the Congregational Church in North Haven, Ct. He remained there for the rest of his life, except for a six month period while he served as a chaplain in the army during the Revolutionary War.

Trumbull wrote a history of Connecticut which took over twenty years to complete but remained the best work on Connecticut for a century. He then began a three volume history of the United States, but died after one volume was written. He also published various articles concerned with political and religious matters.

From the description of General History of the United States. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 207175651

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  • Clergy--Connecticut--Addresses, essays, lectures
  • Indians of North America--History
  • Families
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  • Divorce--17th century
  • Publishers and Publishing
  • Eclipses, Solar
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  • Literature
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  • Private libraries
  • Interracial marriage
  • Congregational churches--Clergy--Correspondence, reminiscences, etc

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  • Clergy

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  • United States (as recorded)
  • Connecticut (as recorded)
  • Connecticut (as recorded)
  • New Haven (Conn.) (as recorded)
  • Connecticut--New Haven (as recorded)
  • North Haven (Conn.) (as recorded)
  • New Haven (Conn.) (as recorded)
  • North Haven (Conn.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)