tfield, Mass., for five years, and was installed Aug. 19, 1835.
He died in office, much lamented, Aug. 9, 1837.
Abijah R. Baker.
Rev. (afterward Dr.) Abijah Richardson Baker, born in Franklin, Mass., Aug. 30, 1805; graduated from Amherst ColAbijah Richardson Baker, born in Franklin, Mass., Aug. 30, 1805; graduated from Amherst College, 1830, from Andover Theological Seminary, 1835; taught in Phillips Academy at Andover, 1836-37; and was ordained in Medford, April 25, 1838.
After a laborious and successful pastorate of over ten years he was dismissed by the decision of an sons, of whom one became a doctor of medicine and four became Episcopal clergymen.
Upon his dismissal from Medford Doctor Baker became an agent of the Massachusetts Sunday-School Society for one year, then preached in Lynn, 1850-56; in West Needthe necessity of enlarging the church edifice in the near future if there were no separation.
At the suggestion of Rev. Mr. Baker, the pastor, two neighboring ministers were named by him and two by Deacon James, to whom the whole matter of organiz