Moses Miller (1776 – )

“REV. MOSES MILLER was settled as the second pastor, Dec. 26, 1804, and the sermon was preached by Rev. Joseph Field and was published.  After a ministry of about thirty-five years, the last two of which a colleague pastor was associated with him, he was dismissed from Heath, April 21, 1840.

Mr. Miller was born in Worcester, Nov. 23, 1776; graduated at Brown in 1800; studied theology at the same institution; after leaving Heath was installed as pastor in West Hawley, May 20, 1840, and was dismissed from there, Oct. 20, 1846; from 1846 to 1848 preached in Nunda, N.Y., and Portage, N.Y.; for several years past has been living with his son-in-law, Rev. Washington A. Nickols, in Brookfield.  He preached a sermon before the Missionary Society at Northampton in 1824, which was published ; and his Historical Discourse, delivered in Heath in 1852, was published.  He was married to Miss Bethiah Ware of Conway, Oct. 13, 1806; and she died in Portage, N.Y., Aug. 17, 1848, aged 69.  Three only of his none children are living. His son, Thomas Spencer, died while a tutor at Amherst College.  One of his daughters married Re. W.A. Nickols, and another married Rev. Lemuel Leonard.”

Source:  A History of the Churches and Ministers and of Franklin Association in Franklin County, Massachusetts, by Re, Theophilus Packard Jr. S.K.W. and Co., Boston, 1854, pages 228-9

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