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before her marriage as a scholar, afterwards as a teacher. Wherever she went, female benevolent societies and sewing circles were strengthened by her presence, sympathy, and counsels. Wherever a female prayer-meeting could be sustained she gladly came with the sisters to the throne of grace, pleading for the triumph of the gospel and the salvation of souls.
Once a year she visited each family in the parish, and those visits were always welcome. Refined in language, feeling, and manners, cheerful in her disposition, with strong affection for her friends and attachment to her kindred, uncomplaining and resigned to the Divine will, in her last sickness, so long and so gloomy to others, she passed safely on to that world where all that is truly excellent and lovely is stamped with eternity; where the redeemed and their Redeemer meet; where the rewards are given and the crowns bestowed.
Her most important request was that her friends would all meet her in heaven, and the prospect is fair that many of them will.
After an appropriate discourse by Rev. Joseph Peckham, and other exercises by Plymouth ministers, she was buried in South Plymouth, near the abode of many whom she loved both of the living and the dead.
during his second residence in Richmond, he was one of the founders of the Ontario Association of Congregational ministers, and, till his removal to the West, one of its most val. ued members, as is signified by the resolu. tions they adopted after his decease. It was a fit and interesting arrangement of events, that, after such varied services, he should return to end his days among the people whom he had twice served as pastor, and with his son who now served them in the same capacity, and be borne from the sanctuary in which he had preached so many years to his rest in the adjacent burial-ground, to which he had attended so many of his former hear. ers, and some of his own family. His old parishioners bore ample testimony to his worth as a man, and his ability and fidelity as a pastor. A brother in the ministry, of nearly his own age, on hearing of his death, testitied that he was “an Israelite indeed, in whom was no guile.” It was as a member of the Ontario Association that he was chiefly known to the writer of this notice. Besides the good service he had rendered and the esteem he had won in his profession, he had decidedly more than ordinary merit as a man of thought and science. In mineralogy and geology he was a zealous student, and made a valuable collection of specimens in these departments. Whatever subject was assigned to him for discussion in the Association, his essay was always sure to be “worth hearing" for solid information and weighty thought. He had used short-hand for many years, and of late had learned a new system founded on Pitman's “Phonography,” and his brethren were interested in seeing him bring forth his thoughts from note-books where “ marks” of both kinds were mixed with common characters, and oddly arranged, so as to be intelligible only to himself. His love of truth and strong good sense made even his eccentricities pleasant. Without those graces of style or manners that might be required now for popularity in the pulpit, he had yet, as has been said of him, “brains enough to supply respectably two ordinary ministers." His endowments, and virtues, and services entitle him to an honorable place among those who have “served their generation according to the will of God," and whose best “record is on high.”
Rev. WARREN DAY died in Richmond, N. Y., May 19, 1864. His funeral was attended in the Congregational Church there the Saturday following, when an appropriate sermon was preached by Rev. 0. E. Daggett, from John xvii. 17. Mr. Day was born in Sharon, Vt., October 1, 1789, and graduated at Dartmouth College in 1814. He preached in the Congregational Church in Richmond about twelve years, from 1816 to 1828, being installed pastor there in 1818. Afterwards he preached in Orangeville, N. Y., two years, and in the years 1831-1838, was employed as an agent of the American Tract Society, residing at Geneva, N. Y. From 1838 to 18H, he was pastor of the Church in Enfield, N. Y., and then, after a year spent in Ithaca, again preached in Richmond from 1845 to 1850, after which he again supplied the Church in Orangeville till 1854, when he took up his residence in Wawatosa, Wis., with his son Fiske. In 1863 he returned to Richmond to reside with another son, Rev. S. M. Day, then and now in charge of the same Church to which he had himself ministered. He had lost a wife and four children. His second wife and five children survived him. In 1819,
Rev. ANDREW JAQUITH died in Langdon, N. H., August 27, 1864, aged forty-eight.
He was born in Ashby, Mass., March 7, 1816, son of Benjamin and Rebecca (Spalding)
Jaquith, and was the youngest of six children. But his work on earth is done. Learning His parents were professors of religion, and that his son was in Washington sinking under by them he was instructed in the great prin- wounds received in the cause of his country ciples of the Christian faith. Nor were these near Petersburg, he left home about the 8th of instructions without their effect. In early August that he might visit him and adminislife he was the subject of deep religious ter to his wants in his last hours. In four impressions, and at the age of seventeen he days after his arrival in Washington, the son united with the Congregational Church in his died. The father saw the remains committed native town.
to the grave, and on Tuesday, August 16, he Not long after his conversion he turned his reached home, exhausted by the journey, and thoughts to the Christian ministry, a work to sick of the disease (camp dysentery) of which which his pious mother had years before he died. During his sickness, he manifested devoted him. It seems to have been a pre- a calm, submissive, and happy frame of mind. dominant desire of his heart to preach Jesus On the day preceding his death, many of his Christ and him crucified to his perishing fel- friends and parishioners were around his bedlow-men; not that he might have a name side, to whom he spoke words of timely among the great and learned, or enjoy a life exhortation and comfort, entreating them to of ease and literary indulgence; but that he remember his instructions and profit by them might be the humble instrument of saving after his departure. He gave the necessary souls. With this view he entered a Literary directions as to his burial, and passed away Institution in the State of New York, and in the triumphs of faith. His funeral was on became nearly or quite prepared to enter Monday the 29th, attended by a large and college. But owing to the death of his mother deeply affected congregation. The sermon on and other changes in his father's family, he the occasion was preached by Rev. Mr. Foster, was led to abandon for a time his favorite of Acworth, from 1 John iii. 1-2. pursuit, and at length settled in domestic life. Mr. Jaquith married, April 17, 1842, Abby
His reading, reflections, and desires, how- Glover Warren, oldest child of Captain Jacob ever, were still directed to the work which Warren, of Ashby, Mass.; she is still living. had previously so much absorbed his atten- They had two children : viz., Henry Warren, tion. In 1858, receiving a temporary license born in Ashburnham, November 5, 1844, was from the pastors in his vicinity, he commencd a private in the 6th New Hampshire Infantry, preaching. In the autumn of 1859, he was wounded (on picket duty) June 21, 1864, of directed by the finger of Providence to Lang. which wound he died August 13; Andrew don, N. H., where April 25, 1860, he was Benjamin, born in Ashburnham, May 16, ordained by a council, called by the Church 1850. in Langdon, to the work of the gospel ministry as an Evangelist. From that time till Rev. AMARIAH CHANDLER, D. D., disabled by sickness, he labored among the died in Greenfield, Mass., October 20, 1864, people of Langdon with great fidelity and aged eighty-one years, eleven months, and acceptance.
twenty-three days. Though not favored in early life with the He was born in Deerfield, Mass., October means of intellectual and theological training, 27, 1872, the youngest and last survivor of such as most others enjoy, he soon took a nine children of Moses and Persis (Harris) highly respectable stand among the ministers Chandler, both of them natives of Lancaster, with whom he associated. He possessed a
Mass. When about five years of age, he relarge share of good sense, a sound and dis- moved to Shelburne, Mass., where he lived criminating mind, a desire for knowledge, till manhood. He fitted for college with Rev. and was industrious in the use of all the means Theophilus Packard of Shelburne, entered within his reach of rising in his profession; the junior class in the University of Verand the united testimony of all who knew him mont in 1805, and was graduated in 1807. is, that he was a “growing man.” Seldom At the time of his death, he was the oldest do we meet one who makes greater profi- alumnus of the university. ciency in whatever constitutes an able min- He read theology with Rev. Theophilus ister than he did in so short a period as he Packard about a year, was licensed by the was permitted to pursue his chosen work. North Hampshire (now Franklın) AssociaSome who were his seniors have watched his tion, November 8, 1808, and was ordained progress with peculiar interest and satisfac- pastor of the Congregational Church in tion, and the hope was cherished that he Waitsfield, Vermont, February 7, 1810,might long live to bless the Church by his Rev. Elijah Lyman, of Brookfield, preaching earnest and self-denying labors.
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missed February 3, 1830, and became stated he also announced his intention to abandon supply of the Second Congregational Church the profitable business in which he was enin Hardwick, to which he preached nearly two gaged, and give himself to the service of years. During that time a revival took place, Christ among the heathen. Having had a and forty were added to the Church. He was thorough academical education, he was able, installed pastor of the First Congregational after a year and a half of preparation, some Church in Greenfield, Mass., October 25, of it being made while he was still prosecut1832, - Rev. Bancroft Fowler preaching the ing his mercantile business, to enter as junior sermon. In 1846, he received the degree of at Middlebury College in 1813. He was grad. D. D. from the University of Vermont. In uated in 1815. 1853, he was a member of the Constitutional In January, 1816, he entered Andover TheoConvention of Massachusetts. His sermon logical Seminary, and was there graduated in before the Legislature of Vermont, in 1824, 1818. During the last vacation of his junior was published, as were also several others of year,
and the two vacations of the senior year, his occasional sermons, and some miscella- he travelled in New England as agent of the neous pamphlets. They are evidently the American Board of Commissioners for Forproductions of a mind of great native strength. eign Missions, and was very successful in
He married, October 2, 1808, Abigail Whit- collecting funds. He was ordained as a misney, of Shelburne, Mass., by whom he had sionary in the Tabernacle Church, Salem, four sons and four daughters. She died June Mass., November 4, 1818, together with Pliny 19, 1833 ; and he married, November 17, 1840, Fisk and others. Rev. Moses Stuart, D. D., Mary (Nims) Roberts, widow of Horace Rob- preached the sermon. He embarked at Boserts, Esq., of Whitingham, Vermont. She ton June 8, 1819, on brig Indus, bound for died March 1, 1852; and he married, October Calcutta, where he arrived after a voyage of 2, 1855, Mrs. Eliza (Bixby) Gleason, widow about five months. Thence he proceeded to of Solomon Gleason of Coleraine, Mass. Ceylon, which he reached December 14, 1819,
and took up his residence at Oodooville, July 4, 1820. There he labored sixteen years, and
then was transferred to Madras, arriving Rev. MYRON WINSLOW, D.D., LL.D., there August 18, 1836. His biography during the eminent missionary, died at the Cape of his residence in India would be no less nor Good Hope, on his way from India to Amer- other than the history of the missions there. ica, October 22, 1864, aged seventy-four years, He was the life and soul of them, and no ten months, and eleven days.
man has done better service than he to the He was born in Williston, Vt., December cause of religion and letters in that country. 11, 1789, the son of Nathaniel and Anna He founded the Madras mission, was the (Kellogg) Winslow, and the elder brother of general secretary and financial agent of that the late Rev. Gordon Winslow, D. D., and and other missions, was President of the Rev. Hubbard Winslow, D. D. His ancestry Madras College and head of all the native is traceable back to Kenelm Winslow, of schools, and had the care of a native Church whom English history makes mention in the of several hundred members. At the time of sixteenth century, and whose grandson was his death he was the oldest missionary of the one of the Mayflower Pilgrims. The two American Board of Commissioners for ForGovernors Winslow, of Massachusetts, were eign Missions, having been in the service of the same stock.
nearly forty-six years. He intended to be a merchant, and at the His literary labors were numerous, and age of fourteen entered a store as clerk, some of them of the very highest importance. where he continued till he was twenty-one During his senior year in the Seminary and years old, and then established himself in in the following autumn he wrote a duodecimo business in Norwich, Ct. Here he was suc- volume of four hundred and thirty-two pages, cessfully employed for two years. In the entitled “A History of Missions, or History mean time the serious impressions of which of the principal attempt to propagate Chrishe had been the subject from childhood tianity among the Heathen.” This was pubgreatly deepened, and resulted at length in lished at Andover by Flagg and Gould in his hopeful conversion. From that time he 1819, and was very serviceable in enlightenfelt a strong conviction that he ought to preach ing the public mind on the subject of which the gospel, and to preach it to the unevan- it treated. His next volume was a memoir of gelized nations. In the very letter in which his first wife, Mrs. Harriet L. Winslow, which he announced to his parents his conversion, is one of the standard volumes of the Ameri
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can Tract Society. His“Hints on Missions," died August 11, 1861, (adopted by Marshal O. published by M. W. Dodd, New York, in 1856, Roberts, of New York; and married Henry was written on his passage from India to M. Leavitt.) Mrs. Winslow died January 14, America in 1855, as a sort of digest of his 1833, and he married (2), April 23, 1835, Mrs. experiences and observations during a mis. Catherine (Waterbury) Carman, a sister of sionary life of thirty-seven years. Several Rev. J. B. Waterbury, D. D., of New York, of his occasional sermons and addresses were and by her had one child, Catherine Waterpublished in pamphlet. He furnished a very bury, born February 2, 1837, died September large amount of correspondence for the Mis- 29, 1837. She died September 23, 1837, and a sionary Herald, the New York Observer, and memoir of her, by her brother, was published other periodicals.
soon after. He married (3), September 2, But the crowning literary labors of his life 1838, Annie Spiers, of Madras, a grand-daughwere the translation of the Bible into Tamil, ter of Lord Dundas, of England, and by her and the preparation of a Tamil-English Lex- had Charles, born June 5, 1839; Myron, Jr., icon. The full title of the last-named work born August 28, 1840; Archibald Spiers, born is, “A Comprehensive Tamil and English June 10, 1843, died August 10, 1845. She died Dictionary of High and Low Tamil.” It is June 20, 1843, and he married (4), March 12, a work of prodigious labor and great value, 1845, Mrs. Mary W.(Billings) Dwight, widow and occupied a large share of his time for Rev. R. O. Dwight. She died April 20, more than twenty years.
It extends to 1852; and he married (5), May 20, 1857, Ellen nearly a thousand quarto pages, and contains Augusta Reed, of Boston. more than sixty-seven thousand Tamil words, being thirty thousand five hundred and fiftyone more words than can be found in any Rev. WILLIAM C. WHITCOMB died at other dictionary of that language. So "com- Morehead City, N. C., October 29, 1864, aged prehensive” is it, that it includes the astro- forty-four. nomical, astrological, mythological, botanical, He was the son of Deacon Simeon and Mrs. scientific, and official terms, together with Sally (Lincoln) Whitcomb, and was born the names of authors, heroes, and gods. It February 9, 1820, in Marlborough, N. H. is thus a perfect thesaurus of Tamil learning, where his parents now reside. He was in conducting him who uses it, not only into the childhood singularly dutiful to his parents, language, but into the literature of the lan- never requiring discipline to enforce their guage, and giving him a knowledge of the commands; and in mature age was ever anxphilosophy, the religion, the superstitions, ious, according to his means, to promote their and the customs of the Hindoos. For this welfare. He was religiously educated, and in noble contribution to Oriental literature, Dr. the fall of 1836, after a severe struggle, he Winslow received the highest encomiums gave his heart to Christ, and united with the from the press of India and England, and Congregational Church in his native town from literary and official sources.
the following spring. He received the degree of A. M., from Yale, He pursued his literary and classical course in 1818; D. D., from Harvard, in 1858; and at several academies in New Hampshire and LL. D., from Middlebury, in 1854.
Massachusetts; and studied theology at GilHe married (1), January 19, 1819, Harriet manton Theological Seminary, completing W. Lathrop, daughter of Charles Lathrop, of his course in 1817. He afterwards spent two Norwich, Ct. By her he had six children- years at Andover Seminary as a resident Charles Lathrop, born January 12, 1821, died licentiate. May 1, 1851, he was ordained pasMay 24, 1832; (a child of uncommon promise, tor of the Church in Stoneham, Mass.; and a memoir of whom was published by the May 1, 18:52, he was married to Miss Harriet American Tract Society ;) Harriet Maria, L. Wheeler of Concord, Mass. In August, born February 28, 1822, died No ber 27, 1855, he was dismissed from the Church in 1825; Joanna, born February 5, 1825, (adopted Stoneham, after which he labored with the and reared by Peletiah Perit, Esq., of New churches in Globe Village (Southbridge), in York, and married, 1st, Rev. Mr. Clark; 2d, North Carver, and in Lynnfield Centre, all George S. King, of Florida, now a Major- in Mass. He received a commission as General in the Confederate Army;) George “Chaplain of the United States Hospital at Morton, born May 12, 1827, died August 15, Newbern, N. C.,” bearing date July 5, 1862, 1828; Harriet Lathrop, born April 19, 1829, which he held to the time of his death. His died September 1, 1861, (married Rev. John labors, however, were given also to hospitals W. Dulles;) Eliza Coit, born January 4, 1831, in other places in the vicinity of Newbern,
and in the latter part of his life in Morehead prose and poetry, designed to comfort the City.
bereaved. Mr. Whitcomb's character was strongly In the meridian of his life and usefulness marked, and he possessed many excellences. he has been cut down; leaving a wife and He had an untiring activity; always doing four children to be added to the hundreds of with his might what his hands found to do. thousands of widows and orphans, which the He was in a remarkable degree frank and ont. relentless slave power, in its insane attempt spoken, being incapable of disguise, knowing to overthrow a government only too lenient little of concealment. But for nothing was toward itself, has made. May the widow's he more distinguished than for a warm, lov- God and the Father of the fatherless pour ing heart. He set a high value on friends, into their stricken hearts that consolation and was true in his friendships. That he had which the husband and father, both in his a devoted attachment to his family, is seen in published volumes, and his labors with the the fact, that, when absent on his chaplaincy, soldiers, sought to minister to the afflicted! his general practice was to write to them daily. He was a decided Congregationalist, but loved all Christ's disciples of every name; union
Rev. THOMAS KIDDER died in Base among Christians being a favorite theme. Hospital, near Bermuda Hundreds, Va., NoHe cherished an affectionate remembrance of vember 29, 1864, aged sixty-three years, seven his native town, and the Church in which he months, and fourteen days. was reared; in evidence of which may be
He was a son of Aaron and Elizabeth mentioned the gift of a bell for the village (Emerson) Kidder, and was born in New school-house, a short time before his death. Ipswich, N. H., April 15, 1801. The Kidder He loved the slave and the colored race, and family is one of the most ancient families in from an early age, according to his ability, he America, and ranks among the old families was ever ready to aid the cause of emancipa- even in England; the pedigree being traceation. He was also an earnest friend of temper- ble to Richard Kidder, who lived at Mares. ance. From the outbreak of the slaveholders' field, England, in the fifteenth century. The rebellion he took a lively interest in the earliest American ancestor was James Kid. struggle; and that he was able, with so much der, who was at Cambridge as early as 1650, cheerfulness to separate hinself from a fam- and probably earlier. From him the subject ily he loved so well, may be taken as evidence of this notice was descended in the seventh of a true patriotism.
generation, as follows:
-James, James, Jr., Mr. Whitcomb had qualities of mind and John, Thomas, Aaron, Aaron, Thomas. heart which could not fail to render him pop- While he was yet young, his parents reular and useful as a pastor and preacher; and moved to Waterford, Vt. His piety and much good, we are assured, was accomplished talents attracted the attention of Christians by his labors in connection with the churches in that vicinity, by whom he was encouraged which were served by him. But his active and assisted to enter upon a course of prepatemperament and habits, his self-forgetful- tion for the ministry. He was educated clasness in his zeal to do good, his sympathy with sically at Bangor, spent a year in Princeton the suffering, his cheerfulnes, and readiness Theological Seminary, and then entered Anwith thoughts and words for every occasion, dover, where he was graduated in 1834. He seemed peculiarly to qualify him for the labors remained at Andover two years as resident to which he was devoted as hospital chaplain. licentiate, and then preached in various places And much was he loved by those who were in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, with the objects of his beneficent labors, and their uniform acceptance, till the latter part of friends.
1837, when he commenced preaching as a His position in connection with the hospi- candidate at Windsor, Vt., and was there tals gave him many opportunities for doing ordained pastor January 10, 1838. Rev. good to the freedmen, which were faithfully Samuel R. Hall preached the sermon. Durimproved. The wife of a colored chaplain, ing his pastorate at Windsor he was esteemed on hearing of his death, was deeply affected by neighboring congregations as one of the and said, “O! the poor colored people have most acceptable preachers in the region; lost one of their best friends-one whose while by his brethren in the ministry he was place can hardly be filled."
held in high estimation for his adherence to Mr. Whitcomb was a pleasant newspaper sound principles, and his uniformly honoracorrespondent; and he published two vol. ble, generous, and accommodating spirit. umes of original and selected matter, in He was dismissed in April, 1842, but con