Eliphalet Nott

Eliphalet Nott

1773

Born in Westford, Conn., June 25, 1773.

1793-1795

Principal Instructor of Plainfield Academy.

1795

Attended Rhode Island College.

1796

Married Sarah Maria Benedict of Plainfield

1796-1798

Pastor at Cherry Valley, NY; Principal of Cherry Valley Academy.

1798-1804

Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Albany, NY.

1804-1866

President of Union College.

1804

Wife Sarah Maria died March 9, 1804.

1807

Married Gertrude Peebles Tibbits of Troy; wealthy widow of Benjamin Tibbits.

1829-1845

President of Rensselaer Institute; he visited the school at least every third week and was compensated with one dollar per visit plus all graduation fees. Rensselaer became the first civilian school to graduate civil engineers in 1835. Union began offering a degree in civil engineering after Nott's resignation from RPI in 1845.

1841

Wife Gertrude died in January after a lengthy illness.

1841

Married Urania E. Sheldon of Utica, NY.

1866

Eliphalet Nott died January 29, 1866.

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