Nathaniel Bouton (June 20, 1799 – June 6, 1878) was an American minister and historian.
Bouton, the youngest of fourteen children of William and Sarah (Benedict) Bouton, was born in Norwalk, Connecticut, June 20, 1799. At the age of 14 he was bound out as an apprentice in a printing office in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and three years later purchased the balance of his time in order to obtain an education for the ministry.
Norwalk is a U.S. city located in southwestern Connecticut, in southern Fairfield County, on the northern shore of Long Island Sound. Norwalk lies within both the New York metropolitan area as well as the Bridgeport metropolitan area.
An apprenticeship is a system of training a new generation of practitioners of a trade or profession with on-the-job training and often some accompanying study. Apprenticeships can also enable practitioners to gain a license to practice in a regulated profession. Most of their training is done while working for an employer who helps the apprentices learn their trade or profession, in exchange for their continued labor for an agreed period after they have achieved measurable competencies. Apprenticeship lengths vary significantly across sectors, professions, roles and cultures. People who successfully complete an apprenticeship in some cases can reach the "journeyman" or professional certification level of competence. In others can be offered a permanent job at the company that provided the placement. Although the formal boundaries and terminology of the apprentice/journeyman/master system often do not extend outside guilds and trade unions, the concept of on-the-job training leading to competence over a period of years is found in any field of skilled labor.
Bridgeport is a historic seaport city in the U.S. state of Connecticut. It is in Fairfield County, at the mouth of the Pequonnock River on Long Island Sound, 60 miles from Manhattan and 40 miles from The Bronx. It is bordered by the towns of Trumbull to the north, Fairfield to the west, and Stratford to the east.
He graduated from Yale College in 1821. He then attended the Andover Theological Seminary, from which he graduated in 1824. On March 23, 1825, he was named pastor of the First Congregational Church in Concord, New Hampshire, where he remained until his resignation on March 23, 1867.
Yale College is the undergraduate liberal arts college of Yale University. Founded in 1701, it is the original school of the university. Although other schools of the university were founded as early as 1810, all of Yale was officially known as Yale College until 1887, when its schools were confederated and the institution was renamed Yale University.
Andover Theological Seminary is located in Newton, Massachusetts. Andover Theological Seminary and Newton Theological Institution merged formally in 1965 to form the Andover Newton Theological School.
Concord is the capital city of the U.S. state of New Hampshire and the county seat of Merrimack County. As of the 2010 census, its population was 42,695.
He was interested in historical studies, and authored History of Concord (1 vol., octavo, 1856, 786 pages). He also served as president of the New Hampshire Historical Society, and edited two volumes of its Collections.
The New Hampshire Historical Society is an independent nonprofit in Concord that saves, preserves, and shares New Hampshire history.
In August 1866, he was appointed Editor and Compiler of the Provincial Records of New Hampshire, and in that capacity issued ten volumes of Provincial Papers, from 1867 to 1877. He also published over 30 sermons and addresses, and a few other volumes. Dartmouth College (of which he was a trustee from 1840 to 1877) conferred on him the honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity in 1851.
Dartmouth College is a private Ivy League research university in Hanover, New Hampshire, United States. Established in 1769 by Eleazar Wheelock, it is the ninth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States and one of the nine colonial colleges chartered before the American Revolution. Although founded as a school to educate Native Americans in Christian theology and the English way of life, Dartmouth primarily trained Congregationalist ministers throughout its early history. The university gradually secularized, and by the turn of the 20th century it had risen from relative obscurity into national prominence as one of the top centers of higher education.
An honorary degree is an academic degree for which a university has waived the usual requirements, such as matriculation, residence, a dissertation, and the passing of comprehensive examinations. It is also known by the Latin phrases honoris causa or ad honorem . The degree is typically a doctorate or, less commonly, a master's degree, and may be awarded to someone who has no prior connection with the academic institution or no previous postsecondary education. An example of identifying a recipient of this award is as follows: Doctorate in Business Administration.
Doctor of Divinity is an advanced or honorary academic degree in divinity.
He died in Concord on June 6, 1878, aged 79 years. he was buried at Pine Island Cemetery in Norwalk
He was married, September 11, 1825, to Harriet, daughter of Rev. John Sherman (Y. C. 1792), who died in Concord, May 21, 1828, aged 21. His second wife, Mary Ann, daughter of John Bell, of Chester, New Hampshire, died in Concord, February 15, 1839, aged 34. His third wife was Elizabeth Ann, daughter of Horatio G. Cilley, of Deerfield, New Hampshire. He had two children by the first marriage, five by the second, and six by the third.
John Sherman,, graduated from Yale College in 1793 with honors, and became the pastor of the First Congregational Church in Mansfield, Connecticut in 1797. During the last of his eight years at Mansfield, his evolving Unitarian doctrine conflicted with the Trinitarian beliefs of his congregation and efforts were made to dispel him.
John Bell was governor of the U.S. state of New Hampshire for one year. Samuel Bell, a brother, was the Governor of New Hampshire from 1819 to 1823.
Chester is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 4,768 at the 2010 census. It was home to the now defunct Chester College.
Edward Kent was the 12th and 15th Governor of the U.S. state of Maine during the Aroostook War.
Nathaniel Folsom was an American merchant and statesman.
Thomas Day (1777–1855) graduated from Yale College in 1797; studied law at Litchfield Law School; and, from September 1798 to September 1799, was a tutor in Williams College. He was admitted to the bar in December 1799, and began practice in Hartford. In 1809, he was appointed assistant secretary of the state of Connecticut and in 1810 secretary, an office which he retained until 1835.
Joseph Albree Gilmore was an American railroad superintendent from Concord, New Hampshire and the Governor of New Hampshire from 1863 to 1865.
James Willis Patterson was an American politician and a United States Representative and Senator from New Hampshire.
Ralph Isaacs Ingersoll was a lawyer, politician, and diplomat who served as a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, where he was Speaker of the House, a United States Representative from Connecticut for four consecutive terms from 1825 to 1833, and was the U.S. Minister to the Russian Empire under President James K. Polk in the late 1840s.
Charles Roberts Ingersoll was an American lawyer and the 47th Governor of Connecticut from 1873 to 1877.
Charles King was an American academic, politician and newspaper editor. He succeeded Nathaniel Fish Moore to become the ninth president of Columbia College, holding the role from November 1849 until 1864.
Lieut. Samuel Leavitt (1641–1707) was an early colonial settler of Exeter, New Hampshire, one of the four original towns in the colony of New Hampshire, where Leavitt later served as a delegate to the General Court as well as Lieutenant in the New Hampshire Militia, and subsequently as member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives. The recipient of large grants of land in Rockingham County, Leavitt held positions of authority within the colonial province.
Moses Leavitt (1650–1730) was an early settler of Exeter, New Hampshire, where he worked as a surveyor. Later he became a large landowner, and served as selectman, and as a Deputy and later Moderator of the New Hampshire General Court from Exeter. He was the ancestor of several notable Leavitt descendants, including the well-known Meredith, New Hampshire, teacher and almanac maker Dudley Leavitt.
William Bristol was a Mayor of New Haven, Connecticut, and United States federal judge.
Charles Gordon Bohannan (1852–1934) was a two-term Democratic mayor of South Norwalk, Connecticut from 1897 to 1898 and from 1899 to 1901.
Edwin Lockwood was Warden of the Borough of Norwalk, Connecticut from 1865 to 1867 and from 1869 to 1870.
Nathaniel Haies was a founding settler of Norwalk, Connecticut. He was a signer of the treaty with the Norwalke Indians in 1655.
Thomas Hanford was a founding settler of Norwalk, Connecticut. He was the first minister in Norwalk, and continued in charge of the settlement's church for forty-one years, until his death in 1693. In addition to his spiritual leadership, he also served as the civic leader and school teacher of the settlement.
John Ruscoe was a founding settler of Norwalk, Connecticut.
John Reed was a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives from Norwalk, Connecticut Colony in the May 1715 and October 1717 sessions.
Timothy Dimock was an American physician and politician who was the father or prominent lawyer and businessman Henry F. Dimock.
James Chaffee Loomis was an American lawyer and politician.
Armenia S. White was an American suffragette, philanthropist, and social reformer. She was the first president of the New Hampshire Woman's Suffrage Association, and was well known for her many years, along with her husband, Nathaniel White, of Concord, New Hampshire, in works of philanthropy and reform.