Rev. Benjamin Pomeroy (1704-1784), originally of Suffield, Connecticut, graduated at Yale in 1733. He was ordained in 1735 and installed at the Congregational Church in Hebron, CT. He was caught up in the First Great Awakening and became an admirer of the revivalist preacher George Whitefield. He subsequently encouraged revivalist movements in the other parishes around Hebron, without seeking permission from other pastors as mandated by state law, and was consequently deprived of his salary for 7 years. He married Abigail Sheelock of Windham with whom he had 7 children. He received a Doctor of Divinity from Dartmouth College and became a trustee of Yale. Rev. Pomeroy died in December of 1784, aged 81 years.
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