He was a clergyman and educator and graduated at Yale college in 1827. After two years study in the theological school there, was ordained a home missionary in 1829, becoming one of the celebrated Yale College Band or Western College Society, of which he was corresponding secretary most of his life.
He was settled as a Congregationalist Minister at Vandalia for two years, and was active in procuring the charter of Illinois College at Jacksonville, of which he was a Trustee from its organization to his death. He served for a number of years, from 1831, as Agent of the Home Missionary Society for Illinois, and in 1838, became the first Principal of Monticello Female Seminary, near Alton, which he conducted five years.
Caroline Wilder Baldwin