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Amherst College Class of 1824
(from the Amherst College Biographical Record, Centennial Edition (1821-1921))

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9. *Beach, Edwards Abbott.  S. of David and Annie (Chandler), b. Tinmouth, Vt., S. 6, 1796.  M. A., A. C., 1832.

Prepared with Rev. Joel T. Benedict, Chatham, N. Y.; Charles Dillingham, Richmond; E. C. Benedict, Williams; Williams, 1820-21.  Studied theology with Rev. George E. Pierce, Harwinton, Conn.; Auburn T. S.; itinerant preacher Penn., O., N. Y., until ordained Stephentown, N. Y., Je. 11, 1828; p. there, 1828-35; Groton, N. Y., 1835-40; w. c. Guernsey Co., O., 1840-43; p. Homer, O., 1843-51; w. c. Johnstown, O., Granville, O., Champaign, Ill., 1851-81.  Prominent temperance worker.  D. Champaign, Ill., May 23, 1881.

Married Aug. 11, 1829, Rhoda C., da. of Rev. Silas Churchill, New Lebanon, N. Y.  4 s., 3 da.

10. *Beard, Spencer Field.  S. of Dr. Daniel and Betsey (Field), b. W. Brookfield, Jy. 4, 1799.

Prepared Stratford, Conn.; Bridgeport, Conn.; Yale, 1818-19; A. C., 1821-24.  Andover T. S., 1824-27; agent A. B. C. F. M., 1827-28; ordained Methuen, Jan. 14, 1829; p. there, 1829-32; Norton, 1832-36; Greenwich, Conn., 1836-37; Montville, Conn., 1838-46; E. Falmouth, 1948-53; r. Andover, 1853-76.  D. Andover, Jan. 8, 1876.

Married (1) Jy. 26, 1831, Lucy A. Leonard, step-da. of Rev. G. Conant, Paxton, who d. May 23, 1842; (2) May 7, 1843, Mary A., da. of Rev. E. Fellows, Montville, Conn.  Ch. Dr. George M.; Rev. Spencer; Rev. William; 1 da.

11. *Bentley, Charles.  S. of Charles and Hannah (Wilson), b. Tyringham (Monterey), Ap. 1, 1799.  M. A., A. C., 1832.

Prepared Phillips Acad., Andover; Williams, 1820-21.  Studied theology with Rev. Allen McLean, Simsbury, Conn.; ordained Middle Haddam, Conn., F. 15, 1826; p. there, 1826-33; Granby, Conn., 1833-39; Harwinton, Conn., 1839-50; Green's Farms, Conn., 1850-58; Willington, Conn., 1858-66; supply other places.  D. Berlin, Conn., Jy. 23, 1869.

Married Jan. 8, 1826, Lucia A., da. of Jonathan Barber, Canton, Conn.  4 ch (d.).

12. *Burroughs, Seth.  S. of Ebenezer and Anna (Easton), b. Williamsburg, F. 12, 1800.

Prepared in district school and with Rev. Mr. Lord, Williamsburg; Williams, 1820-21.  Planned for ministry.  D. Ap. 10, 1828.

13. *Burt, Jairus.  S. of Samuel and Charity (Pomeroy), b. Southampton, Mch. 16, 1795.  M. A., A. C., 1827.

Prepared with brother, Rev. Sylvester Burt, New Marlboro; Williams, 1820-21.  Studied theology Auburn T. S., 1824-26, and with brother, Great Barrington; ordained, D. 20, 1826; p. Canton, Conn., 1826-57.  D. Canton, Conn., Jan. 15, 1857.

Married (1) Jy. 9, 1816, Electa, da. of Israel Carpenter, Norwich, who d. Mch. 4, 1818; (2) Jan 24, 1827, Betsey C., da. of Edmund Ward, New Marlboro.  2 ch.  Jairus W. (A. C. ex 1849).

14. *Edwards, Bela Bates.  S. of Elisha and Ann (Bates), b. Southampton, Jy. 4, 1802.  M. A., A. C., 1827; D. D., Dartmouth, 1844.

Prepared Hadley Acad., and with Rev. Moses Hallock, Plainfield; Williams, 1820-21.  Andover T. S., 1825-26, 1828-30; licensed to preach 1830, but never ordained; tutor A. C., 1826-28; asst. sec. Amer. Ed. Soc. and A. B. C. F. M., 1828-33; ed. Amer. Q. Register, 1828-42, Amer Q. Observer, 1833-35; Amer. Biblical Repository, 1835-38; Bibliotheca Sacra, 1844-52; prof. of Hebrew, Andover T. S., 1837-46; prof. of Bib. lit. at same place, 1848-52.  Helped translate Selections from German Literature; Kuehner's Greek Grammar, and with Sears and Felton published Classical Studies.  Trustee A. C., 1848-52; was invited to the presidency but declined.  D. Athens, Ga., Ap. 20, 1852.  See Memoir, by Prof. E. A. Park, with selections from his writings.

Married N. 3, 1831, Jerusha W., da. of Col. Charles E. Billings, Conway.

15. *Fuller, Elisha Lord.  S. of Josiah and Mary (Lord), b. Plainfield, Conn., N. 15, 1801.

Prepared Plainfield Acad.; entered A. C. sophomore yr.  Farmer, wool dealer.  Justice of Peace; postmaster several yrs.; twice Representative in Conn. Legislature.  D. Plainfield, Conn., N. 16, 1881.

Married (1) Je. 22, 1847, Sophia B., da. of James Rogers, Norwich, Conn., who d. O. 21, 1852; (2) May 14, 1856, Mrs. Olive A. Byles, da. of James Averill, Griswold, Conn.  5 ch.  [Seems to be brother of Edward J. (A. C. 1828).]

16. *Hall, Joseph Andrew.  S. of Rev. Elizur and Silence (Hadlock), b. Conway, Ap. 1, 1795.  M. A., A. C., 1829.

Prepared with father and at No. Adams; Williams, 1820-21.  Est., 1824, and taught several yrs. H. S., Coosada, Autauga Co., Ala.; prin. acad. Rocky Mount, Ala.; ed. newspaper Centerville, Ind., 1832; r. Canton, Ala., 1834-45.  Judge of County Court, Wilcox Co., 1836-45.  D. Barbersville, Ala., 1845.

Married (1) Harriet, da. of Simeon Bartlett, Williamsburg, who d. S. 17, 1831; (2) Mary Smiith, Richmond, Ind.  4 ch.

17. *Howland, Freeman Parker.  S. of William and Aurelia (Yost), b. Sandwich, S. 3, 1797.  M. A., A. C., 1828.

Prepared with Rev. Thomas Andros, Berkley; Brown, 1820-21.  Studied theology with Rev. Calvin Hitchcock, Randolph, 1 yr.; worked under Mass. Domestic Miss'y Soc.; ordained Hanson, O. 25, 1826; p. there 1826-34, resigning because of ill-health; farming, 1834-43; p. Halifax, 1843-46; r. Hanson, 1846-52; fire insurance business Abington, 1852-82. Justice of Peace; town clerk and treasurer.  D. Abington, Aug. 10, 1882.

Married (1) Jan. 5, 1826, Eliza, da. of Abner Bartlett, Plymouth, who d. Ap. 3, 1828; (2) Mch. 12, 1829, Mrs. Deborah Sawin, da. of Edward Cushing, Hanson.  8 ch.

18. *Johnson, Leonard.  S. of John and Sarah (Deming), b. Chester, Vt., N. 9, 1797.  M. A., A. C., 1854.

Prepared with Messrs. Porter of Ovid; Young of Romulus; Johns of Canandaigua; Axdell of Geneva (all N. Y.); Williams, 1820-21.  Taught Chesterfield, N. H.; studied theology with Rev. Walter Chapin, Woodstock, Vt.; p. So. Woodstock, Plymouth, Manchester, Vt., about 1 yr. each; preached as miss'y in Pike (Leraysville), Penn.; p. Marlboro, N. Y., 1833-35; p. Brunswick, N Y., 1837-39; agent Seamen's Friend Soc., 2 yrs.; s. Factoryville, Bennington, Vt., 1 yr.; Hoosick Falls, N. Y., 1 yr.; p. No. Granville, N. Y., 1842-44; s. Chenango Forks, N. Y., short time; s. Triangle, N. Y., 1852-55; agent Amer. Protestant Soc., Birmington, N. Y., 1845-50.  D. Triangle, N. Y., Aug. 21, 1858.

Married Mch. 18, 1827, Harriet, da. of Uriah C. Hatch, Cavendish, Vt.  9 ch.  George M. T. (A. C. 1865).

19. *Ladd, Beaufort.  S. of Benajah and Deborah (Grant), b. Franklin, Conn., S. 18, 1798.  M. A., A. C., 1830.

Prepared with Rev. Dr. Samuel Nott, Franklin; entered sophomore class Union in spring of 1822, removing to A. C. in fall of 1822.  Auburn T. S., 1825-27; p. Masonville, N. Y., 1828; Burlington, N. Y., 1829-31; Columbus, N. Y., 1831-32; Sangerfield, N. Y., 1832; Burlington, N. Y., 1833; ordained Clarence, N. Y., S. 10, 1834; s. there 1834-35; Fowlerville, N. Y., 1835-36; Middleport, N. Y., 1836; Parma, N. Y., 1837-39; Rose, N. Y., 1840-47; Volney, N. Y., 1850-51; Collamer, N. Y., 1851-53; Rose, N. Y., 1854-59; Victory, N. Y., 1859-65.  D. Victory, N. Y., Mch. 19, 1877.

Married (1) May, 1833, Almira, da. of Richard Holmes, Sangerfield, N. Y., who d. S. 24, 1833; (2) N. 29, 1839, Mary E., da. of Diodate Lord, Ogden, N. Y., who d. Mch. 24, 1848; (3) May, 1849, Mrs. Clarissa H. Wood, da. of Rev. William Williams, Red Creek, N. Y.

20. *Marsh, Justin.  S. of Samuel and Martha (Edwards), b. Montague, Mch. 14, 1796.  M. A., A. C., 1828.

Prepared Amherst Acad.  Taught acad., Caldwell, N. J., 1 yr.; studied theology with Rev. A. McLean, Simsbury, Conn.; ordained Farmington, Conn.; at several places in Western N. Y., 1828-38; several places in Mich., 1838-72.  D. Portland, Mich., Jan. 19, 1872.

Married (1) N. 14, 1830, Jane, da. of Dr. Fenn Deming, Westfield, N. J., who d. O. 6, 1848; (2) F. 17, 1852, Mrs. Roxana S. Dwight, da. of Jonah Fuller, Webster, Mich.  Ch. Florella; Rev. Augustus; Rev. Theodore.

21. *Maxwell, Solomon.  S. of John and Eunice (Case), b. Lebanon, Conn., Mch., 1799.  M. A., A. C., 1827.

Prepared acad., Plainfield, Conn.; A. C., 1821-24.  Andover T. S., 1824-26; went to Amherst with Rev. Mr. Pattison to form school on plan of the Round Hill School, Northampton; associate prin. Amherst Acad., 1826-28.  D. Lebanon, Conn., Jy. 21, 1828.

[Seems to be brother of Samuel (A. C. 1829).]

22. *Nash, John Adams.  S. of Elijah and Paulina (Warner), b. Conway, S. 8, 1798.  M. A., A. C., 1827.

Prepared with Rev. Moses Hallock, Plainfield, and with Rev. Dan Huntington, Hopkins Acad., Hadley; Williams, 1820-21.  Taught N. Y. City, 1 yr; Hopkins Acad., Hadley, 9 mos.; 5 mos. each at Andover T. S. and Seminary, New Haven, Conn.; prin. Hopkins Acad., Hadley, 1826-27; Bloomfield Acad., N. J., 1828-30; est. private classical and commercial school, N. Y. City, 1831-36; p. 1st Presb. Ch., Binghamton, N. Y., 1836-38; prin. Commercial and Classical Boarding School, Pittsfield, 1838-45; taught Brooklyn, N. Y., brief time; prin. Mt. Pleasant Institute, Amherst, 1846-54; instructor in agriculture, A. C., 1852-55; ed. The Valley Farmer, Amherst; published The Progressive Farmer, 1853; European travel investigating agricultural matters, several mos.; ed. The Plow, Loom and Anvil, N. Y. City; ed. agricultural dept. of N. Y. Tribune; same, N. Y. Evangelist; r. Amherst, 1873-77.  Member Mass. State Board of Agriculture, several yrs.  D. Amherst, O. 7, 1877.

Married May 29, 1826, Mary M., da. of Scotto Clark, Conway.  7 ch.  Rebecca E.; Henry C. (A. C. 1851); William; William Adams (A. C. ex 1859); John Adams; Scotto C.; Duane H.

23. *Packard, Abel.  S. of Adam and Abigail (Porter), b. Cummington, S. 20, 1802.  M. D., Yale, 1827.

Prepared with Rev. Moses Hallock, Plainfield; Williams, 1820-21.  Studied medicine with Dr. Robertson, Cummington, 1 yr.; Yale Med. School, 2 yrs.; practised Cummington, 2 yrs.; Wolcott, Conn, 1 yr.  D. Cummington, D. 10, 1830.

Married N. 5, 1826, Maria, da. of James W. Briggs, Cummington.  2 s. (d.).

24. *Richards, Austin.  S. of James and Lydia (Shaw), b. Plainfield, F. 19, 1800.  M. A., A. C., 1854; D. D., Dartmouth, 1860.

Prepared with Rev. Moses Hallock, Plainfield and at Amherst Acad; Williams, 1820-21.  Andover T. S., 1824-27; ordained Francestown, N. H., N. 6, 1827; p. there, 1827-36; Nashua, N. H., 1836-65; Francestown, N. H., 1866-70; r. Boston, 1870-83.  D. Boston, May 9, 1883.

Married D. 12, 1827, Maria C., da. of George Odiorne, Boston, who d. Mch. 23, 1878.  8 ch.

25. *Shepard, Charles Upham.  S. of Rev. Mase and Deborah (Haskins), b. Little Compton, R. I., Je. 29, 1804.  Hon. M. D., Dartmouth, 1836; LL. D., A. C., 1857.

Prepared Grammar School, Providence, R. I.; Brown U., 1820-21.  Studied with Thomas Nuttall, Cambridge, nearly 1 yr.; gave private lessons in botany and mineralogy, Boston, brief time; asst. under Silliman, Yale, 2 yrs.; in charge of Brewster Scientific Institute, New Haven, Conn., 1 yr.; lecturer on natural history, Yale, 1830-47; prof. of chemistry, Charleston Med. Coll., 1834-61, 1865-69; prof. of chemistry and natural history, A. C., 1845-77; prof. emeritus, 1877-86.  Spent part of many yrs. in investigations regarding application of chemistry, geology, mineralogy to mining and agriculture, and especially upon mineralogy and meteorites; collected the Shepard mineralogical collection largely destroyed by burning of Walker Hall, 1882.  Author Treatise on Mineralogy; Report on Geology of Conn.; Reports on mines in the U. S.; over 100 papers in journals, Amer. encyclopedia, etc.  Member many Amer. and foreign societies.  D. Charleston, S. C., May 1, 1886.

Married S. 23, 1831, Harriet, da. of Robert Taylor, New Braintree, who d. O. 1, 1854.  3 ch.  Bro. George C. (A. C. 1824).

26. *Shepard, George.  S. of John and Anna (Davis), b. Plainfield, Conn., Aug. 26, 1801.  D. D., Bowdoin, 1846.

Prepared acad., Plainfield, Conn.; entered A. C. sophomore yr.  Andover T. S., 1824-27; ordained Hallowell, Me., F. 5, 1828; p. there, 1828-36; prof. of sacred rhetoric, Bangor T. S., 1836-68.  Invited to presidency of A. C., 1844, but declined.  D. Bangor, Me., Mch. 23, 1868.

27. *Shepard, George Champlin.  S. of Rev. Mase and Deborah (Haskins), b. Little Compton, R. I., F. 7, 1802.  M. A., A. C., 1833; D. D., A. C., 1843.

Prepared grammar school, Providence, R. I. and with father; Brown U., 1820-21; A. C., 1821-24; B.A., 1851.  Studied theology under Bishop Brownell, Hartford, Conn., 1824-26; ordained deacon, Aug. 13, 1826; priest, 1827; p. St. Peter's Ch., Hebron, Conn., 1827-29; Christ Ch., Stratford, Conn., 1829-39; travelled, 1839; p. St. John's, Jamaica Plain, 1843-45; travelled, 1845-; p. Grace Ch., Amherst.  Grace Ch., Amherst, built in part through his gift.  D. in Boltwood mansion, Amherst, D. 12, 1868.

Married May 24, 1827, Sally I., da. of Dr. Thomas Kast, Boston.  Bro. Charles U. (A. C. 1824).

28. *Ware, Joshua Kirkland.  S. of Jonathan and Anna (Kirkland), b. Norwich (now Huntington), Ap. 21, 1793.

Prepared with brother, Rev. Samuel Ware, and at Hopkins Acad., Hadley; Williams, 1820-21.  Yale T. S., 1824-27; ordained Palmer, N. 12, 1827; p. there, 1827-31; with Amer. Home Miss'y Soc., Newark, N. Y., several yrs.; Walworth, N. Y., 1 yr.; prin. H. S., Palmyra, N. Y., 1836-37; s. s. Havanna and Burdette, N. Y., 4 yrs.; s. s. Dresden, N. Y., 1 yr.; preached statedly Centerfield, Chapinville, So. Bristol, N. Y., while living on farm, Canandaigua, N. Y., 1843-54.  D. Canandaigua, N. Y., D. 10, 1854.

Married May 8, 1828, Clarissa, da. of Col. Roger Leavitt, Heath.


*Grey, Philander.  B. Little Compton, R. I., Jan. 6, 1804.  Brown, 1820-21; A. C., 1821-23.  Grad. Med. School, Castleton, Vt.; never practised.  D. Mch. 12, 1834.

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