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Walter Hilliard BIDWELL

Male 1798 - 1881  (83 years)


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  • Name Walter Hilliard BIDWELL 
    Born 21 Jun 1798  Farmington, Hartford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 1754 
    _UID 6395F2D950D04ECD9681FB777C23F57F9A4B 
    Died 11 Sep 1881 
    Person ID I1752  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2017 

    Father William BIDWELL,   b. 14 Aug 1764, Eastbury, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1831, Madison, Lake, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Mary PELTON,   b. 30 Oct 1777, Chatham, Middlesex Co, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1868, Madison, Lake, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 20 Oct 1796 
    • Reference Number:12694
    Family ID F398  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
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      He was a Journalist. He graduated first from Yale college and later fr om Yale divinity school. His first pastorate was over the Congregation al church in Medfield, MA where he remained from 1833-1838, when he was fo rced to abandon the ministry on account of the loss of his voice. In 18 41 he assumed editorial charge of the American National Preacher, a Philad elphia journal, and while engaged in this work also became editor and prop rietor of the New York Evangelist, the Eclectic Magazine and the Americ an Biblical Repositor. For a short time he had charge of the American Theo logical Review. In 1867 he received from Secretary Seward the appointme nt of special US commissioner to western Asia, and he spent several mont hs in travelling through that part of the old world.