Biography of Rev. George S. Smith
Madison County, NY Biographies





Boardman, Rev. Dr. George Smith, who died at Cazenovia, February 7, 1877, in the eightieth year of his age, was for fourteen years pastor of the Presbyterian church in Cazenovia. He was born in Albany, N. Y., December 29, 1796, and was graduated from Union College in 1816 and at Princeton Theological Seminary in 1819. In 1821 he took up a pastorate in Watertown, N. Y., which continued for sixteen years, at the end of which period he accepted a call from a Rochester church, where he remained six years, with the exception of six months in 1842 when he labored at Columbus, Ohio, in connection with a very marked revival of religion in that place. In 1843 he took charge of the cburch of his denomination at Rome, N. Y., which he left in 1847 to enter upon a short pastorate at Cherry Valley. He entered upon his long and fruitful pastorate in Cazenovia in 1850. Dr. Boardman was thrice married and three children were born to him: Derick Lane, John, and George Brayton Boardman. His third wife, who survives him, was Miss Sophia Ledyard Childs, of Cazenovia, a daughter of Hon. Perry G. Childs.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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