Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Punchard, George
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PUNCHARD, George, editor, b. in Salem, Mass., 7 June, 1806; d. in Boston, Mass., 2 April, 1880. His father, John (1763-1857), served in the Revolutionary army and was probably the last survivor of the regiments that were stationed at West Point at the time of Arnold's treason. The son was graduated at Dartmouth in 1826, and at Andover theological seminary in 1829. From 1830 till 1844 he was pastor of a Congregational church in Plymouth, N. H. Mr. Punchard was associate editor and proprietor of the “Boston Traveler,” of which he was also a founder, from 1845 till 1857, and again from 1867 till 1871. He was secretary of the New England branch of the American tract society, and the author of a “View of Congregationalism” (Andover, 1850), and a “History of Congregationalism from A. D. 250 to 1616” (1841; 2d ed., 3 vols., New York, 1865-'7).