Glazier, Nelson Newton
Age: 23, credited to Stratton, VTVITALS
Birth: 12/12/1838, Stratton, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
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Glazier, Nelson Newton, of Greenfield, Mass., son of John Newton and Phebe Cass (Bourn) Glazier, was born Dec. 12, 1838, at Stratton.
His education was acquired in the common schools, Leland Seminary, Amherst College, 1859-'61, and at Brown University, 1864, where he graduated in 1866, receiving the degree of A. B., and from there in 1869 the degree of A. M. Also three years, 1866-'69, were spent at the Newton Theological Institution (Baptist). In 1865 while a senior at Brown University he was elected representative from his native town, and served on the committee on education. This honor was again conferred on him in 1867 and he was made a member of the committee on elections.
Mr. Glazier, August 11, 1862, enlisted in Co. G, 11th Regt., afterwards 1st Vt. Heavy Artillery, and served as private, corporal, and for a time acting ordnance sergeant at Fort Slocum, and in recruiting service in Vermont. He was made 2d lieutenant of Co. A, Nov. 2, 1863, and became 1st lieutenant, Jan. 21, 1864. He lost his left arm at Spotsylvania, May 18, 1864, and was honorably discharged Sept. 3, 1864, on account of wounds received in action.
He is a member of Edwin E. Day Post, No. 174, GAR, of Greenfield, Mass.
October 21, 1869, he was ordained to the work of the gospel ministry (Baptist). He was pastor at Central Falls, R. I., 1869-'70, Montpelier, 1872-'78, South Abington, Mass., 1880-'84, Westboro, Mass. (acting pastor), 1884-'86, and in 1887 he became pastor of the First Baptist Church at Greenfield, Mass., which place he now occupies.
From 1872 to 1875 he was superintendent of schools at Montpelier. From 1872 to 1878 he was for three consecutive terms chaplain of the Vermont Senate. His interest in religious matters generally has always been great, and he is closely identified with the religious and benevolent work of the Baptist denomination, especially in Massachusetts, and is deeply interested also in educational matters.
Source: Jacob G. Ullery, compiler, Men of Vermont: An Illustrated Biographical History of Vermonters and Sons of Vermont, (Transcript Publishing Company, Brattleboro, VT, 1894), Part III, pp. 67.