1694 – Born on the 26th of August.
1711 – He was educated at Harvard, graduating, at the age of seventeen.
1722 – He studied divinity with his father and was ordained a clergyman.
1726 – Served the church at Wethersfield, when he became fourth Rector of Yale College, serving in that capacity for thirteen years.
– He was a Congregational minister, legislator, jurist, and rector of Yale College.
1739 – He entered the position during a troubled period of Yale’s history; by the time of his resignation, for reasons of health, he left the college firmly established.
1749 – He was again a member of the Connecticut legislature and was appointed Judge of the Superior Court.
1745 – He was a Colonel of Militia, and served as Chaplain in the expedition sent against Cape Breton.
1754 – He was a delegate to the Albany Congress.
1755 – Died on the 22nd of October at Wethersfield, Connecticut and is buried there.