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Amherst College Class of 1847
(from the Amherst College Biographical Record, Centennial Edition (1821-1921))

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839. *Belcher, John Wilson.  S. of William and Sarah (Wilson), b. Granby, S. 21, 1827.  Phi Beta Kappa; Psi Upsilon.

Prepared Amherst Acad.  Taught Cecil Co., Md., 1847-49; agent of a St. Louis, Mo. sugar-refining company, New Orleans, La.  D. New Orleans, La., D. 4, 1851.  Bro. Nathan (A. C. 1832).

840. *Billings, Richard Salter.  S. of Charles E. and Sarah W. (Storrs), b. Conway, S. 29, 1820.  Alpha Delta Phi.

Prepared Williston Sem.; A. C., 1844-47.  Andover T. S., 1847-50; resident licentiate there and at Yale D. S. 1850-55; ordained Shelburne, Je. 6, 1855; p. there, 1855-70; w. c. New London, Conn., 1870; p. Dalton 1871-78; w. c. Andover and Boston, 1878-80; p. No. Stamford, Conn., 1880-83; Somersville, Conn., 1883-87; Ridgebury, Conn., 1887-88.  D. Ridgebury, Conn., O. 21, 1888.

Married Je. 12, 1855, Mary H., da. of Rev. Joseph Hurlburt, New London, Conn.  1 s.

841. *Broughton, Nathaniel Hooper.  S. of Nicholson and Nancy (Hooper), b. Marblehead, F. 5, 1826.  Alpha Delta Phi.

Prepared Marblehead Acad.  Private tutor and city miss'y Boston, 1847-49; Andover T. S., 1850-51; grad. Bangor T. S., 1854; ordained Petersburg, Tenn.; p. there and Fayetteville, Tenn., 3 yrs.; No. Yarmouth, Me., 1860-61; a. p. E. Bridgewater, 1861-66.  D. E. Bridgewater, Je. 2, 1866.

Married S. 3, 1860, Sarah B., da. of Nathan Plympton, No. Yarmouth, Me.  2 ch.

842. *Cummings, Henry.  S. of Joshua and Hepzibah (Hale), b. Royalston, S. 12, 1823.  M. A., A. C., 1854.

Prepared Westminster Acad.  Andover T. S., 1847-50; resident licentiate there, 1850-51, preaching Westbrook, Me.; ordained Newport, N. H., Jy. 16, 1851; p. there, 1851-66; Rutland, 1866-73; Strafford, Vt., 1874-1905; p. emeritus there, 1905-13.  D. Strafford, Vt., F. 21, 1913.

Married S. 9, 1851, Mary A., da. of Ephraim Beaman, Princeton.  2 s., 3 da.  George H. (A. C. 1880).

843. *Dana, Samuel Worcester.  S. of Joseph and Clara (Burton), b. Amherst, Mch. 14, 1828.  M. A., A. C., 1850; LL. D., Westminster Coll., Wilmington, Penn., 1915.

Prepared Amherst Acad.  Prin. Genoa (N. Y.) Acad., 1850-52 and studied law with P. G. Clarke, Auburn, N. Y., 1850-51 and with Johnson and Brown, Warren, Penn.; admitted to bar, Warren, Penn., Je., 1853; practised New Castle, Penn., 1853-1921; admitted to practise before Supreme Court of Penn., 1855.  Author Law and Letters.  D. New Castle, Penn., Jan. 1, 1921.

Married O. 7, 1858, Sarah, da. of Thomas Falls, New Castle, Penn.  Ch. Richard F. (A. C. 1895).

844. *Draper, Warren Fales.  S. of Martin and Sally (Fisher), b. Dedham, D. 12, 1818.

Prepared Phillips Acad., Andover.  Andover T. S., 1847-48; in business Boston, 1848-49; publisher and bookseller Andover, 1849-1905.  D. Andover, Jan. 8, 1905.

Married May 24, 1848, Irene P., da. of Reuben Rowley, Wrentham.

845. *Edwards, Henry Luther.  S. of Luther and Rachel (Searl), b. Southampton, Jan. 24, 1822.  M. A., A. C., 1850.  Phi Beta Kappa; Psi Upsilon.

Prepared Williston Sem.  Taught there, 1847; Andover T. S., 1847-49; tutor A. C., 1849-52; taught Classical Institute, Northampton, 1852-54; s. s. So. Abington, 1855-57; ordained there, Jy. 12, 1857; p. there, 1857-67; a. p. No. Middleboro, 1867-73; supt. public schools Northampton, 1873-76; agent N. E. Loan and Trust Co., 1879-99.  D. Northampton, F. 25, 1903.

Married O. 16, 1867, Mrs. Mary B. Dyer, da. of William N. Thomas, Rochester.  2 s., 2 da.  Winslow H. (A. C. 1891).

846. *Fleming, Louis Isadore.  S. of Lewis and Augustina (Cortes), b. Hibernia, Fla., Ap. 4, 1825.  M. A., A. C., 1852.  Alpha Delta Phi.

Prepared Amherst Acad.  Taught Southbridge, 1847-49; Waukeena and Jacksonville, Fla., at same time studying law, 1851-53; admitted to bar, May 23, 1854; practised Jacksonville, Fla., 1854-59, 1868-88; U. S. solicitor Eastern Judicial Circuit of Fla., 1859-68; Judge Advocate on staff of Gen. Finnegan, Confederate Army, 1861-65.  D. Jacksonville, Fla., S. 14, 1888.

Married Mch. 4, 1858, Mary E., da. of John L'Engle, Jacksonville, Fla.  3 ch.

847. *Gates, Charles Henry.  S. of Asa and Mary (Houghton), b. Palmer, Aug. 26, 1823.

Prepared Wilbraham Acad.  Andover T. S., 1847-50; s. s. Cong. Ch. Nottingham, N. H., 1850-51; ordained Wilbraham, S., 1851; s. s. Fairfield, Ia., 1851-56; Washington, Ia., 1856-62; Oskaloosa, Ia., 1862-68; Buxton, Me., 1868-70; Somersville, Conn., 1870-73; p. Kennebunk Port, Me., 1874-83; Limington, Me., 1885-89; W. Newfield, Me., 1889-92; Deer Isle, Me., 1892-93; w. c. No. Wilbraham, 1893-1914.  Author vol. of poems.  D. Auburndale, D. 12, 1914.

Married D. 29, 1850, Mary H., da. of Warwick Hobbs, Wells, Me.  Ch. Charles O.; William; Mary A.; Harriet E.; Celia J.; Grace E.; Leroy H.; Frank; Helen.

848. *Graham, Frederick Ridgely.  S. of Rev. William and Jane S. (Ridgely), b. Chillicothe, O., Jy. 31, 1826.  M. D., Jefferson Med. Coll., 1850.

Prepared with father; Miami U., 2 yrs; A. C., 1845-47.  Studied med. with Dr. William Ridgely, Cincinnati, O. and at Jefferson Med. Coll.; practised Blackwood, N. J., 1850-59; Chester, Penn., 1859-95.  D. Chester, Penn., Jan. 27, 1895.

Married Je. 14, 1860, Ann L., da. of Dr. Benjamin P. Howell, Woodbury, N. J.

849. *Hawks, John.  S. of John and Emily (Eastman), b. Deerfield, Jan. 22, 1823.

Prepared with Luther B. Lincoln, Deerfield.  Union T. S., 1847-50; ordained as Presb. Crawfordsville, Ind., Aug. 28, 1851; s. s. Montezuma, Ind., 1851-56; Kirtland, O., 1856-57; Perrysville, Ind., 1858-59; Rockville, Ind. and vicinity, 1859-76; a. p. Cutler, Ind., 1876; Rock Creek and Lexington, Ind., 1877-80; Presb. miss'y Lafayette, Ind., 1880-83; Dana, Putnamville and Judson, Ind., 1883-84; Oxford and Covington, Ind., 1884-85; Avalon, Mo., 1886-87; w. c., 1888-91.  D. Rockville, Ind., Mch. 1, 1891.

Married (1) S. 21, 1852, Elizabeth A., da. of Isaac Woods, Barre, who d. Je. 13, 1860; (2) D. 20, 1876, Mrs. Emma D. Mann, da. of Samuel Davis, Cincinnati, O.  7 ch.

850. *Marsh, Ormond Blynn.  S. of John and Thankful (Mason), b. Southbridge, Ap. 17, 1822.

Prepared Monson.  Taught and studied law Oneida Co., N. Y., 18(?)-56; went with colony to Minn., 1856; farmer there, 1856-58.  D. Mapleton, Minn., Mch. 4, 1858.

Married Sophia E. Wilson, Peterboro, N. H.

851. *Mundy, William Ezra.  S. of Henry and Phebe (Ayres), b. Rahway, N. J., D., 1824.

Prepared with Rev. Dr. Embury, Rahway, N. J.; A. C., 1845-47.  In insurance office N. Y. City; r. New Providence, N. J.  D. Newark, N. J., Mch. 24, 1885.

852. *Soule, George.  S. of Beza and Mary (Rawson), b. Willington, Conn., O. 12, 1823.  Phi Beta Kappa; Psi Upsilon.

Prepared with Rev. Mr. Dickinson, Chaplin, Conn.  Taught New London and Natchez, Miss., 1847-48; Hartford T. S., 1848-49, 1850-51; Union T. S., 1849-50; a. p. Ashford, Conn., 1851-52; Hampton, Conn., 1853-55; ordained there, O. 18, 1855; p. there, 1855-67.  Chaplain, 11th Regt. Conn. Vols., 1861-62.  D. Hampton, Conn., O. 4, 1867.

Married O. 19, 1858, Carolina R., da. of A. M. Litchfield, Hampton, Conn.  3 ch.  Sherrod (A. C. 1885).

853. *Sprague, Alfred White.  S. of Daniel and Jerusha (Burnap) Chamberlain, b. Ohau [sic], H. I., Je. 17, 1821.  M. A., A. C., 1856. After 1847 assumed name of Sprague.

Prepared Worcester Acad.  Studied law Boston but never practised; taught Edgartown, Petersham and Greenfield; prof. of natural philosophy St. Louis U., Mo., 1854-55; prin. H. S. Newburyport, Eastport, Me. and Dorchester, 1855-65; engaged in introduction and sale of automatic regulators of heat, of own invention, several yrs.; real estate and stockbroker Boston, r. Wollaston.  Author Elementary Natural Philosophy; Chemical Manipulations.  D. Wollaston, D. 7, 1891.

Married D. 2, 1857, Ellen A., da. of Rev. Moses Curtis, Thompson, Conn.  2 s.

854. *Stowe, Timothy.  S. of Joseph and Sally (Daniell), b. Dedham, S. 6, 1824.  Phi Beta Kappa; Alpha Delta Phi.

Prepared Dedham and Phillips Acad., Andover.  Andover T. S., 1847-50; ordained New Bedford, Ap. 11, 1854; p. Pacific Ch. there, 1854-66.  Served with Christian Commission, 1864-.  D. New Bedford, Aug. 11, 1866.

Married Jan. 5, 1860, Hannah M., da. of Isaac D. Hall, New Bedford.  3 ch.

855. *Swan, George.  S. of Samuel and Clara (Hale), b. Hubbardston, Je. 8, 1826.  Psi Upsilon.

Prepared Leicester Acad.; A. C., 1843-45; B. A., 1882.  Studied law with father and Benjamin Thomas; admitted to bar, 1853; practised Hubbardston, 1853-55; Worcester, 1855-98.  Trustee Clark U.  D. Worcester, O. 5, 1900.

Married Ap. 2, 1857, Mary A., da. of William C. Goodspeed, Worcester, who d. Jy. 17, 1888.  9 ch.

856. *Upton, John Riddle.  S. of John and Betsey (Riddle), b. Wilmot, N. H., O. 4, 1819.

Prepared Kimball Union Acad., N. H.  Andover T. S., 1847-50; ordained Wilmot, N. H., Ap. 22, 1851; home miss'y Alexander and Cooper, Me., 1851; s. s. Dubuque Co., Ia., 1851-53; Cedar and Scott Counties, Ia., 1853-55; r. Moretown, Vt., 1855-57; s. s. Buckingham, Ia., 1857-59; Monona, Ia., 1860-69; Lakeville, Ia., 1869-80; w. c. Spirit Lake, Ia., 1880-83; ed. Alton Review, and Osceola County Review, Sibley, Ia., 1883-85; manager hotel there, 1885-86; r. Plattsville, Ill., 1887; Pekin, Ill., 1889-90; Escondido, Cal., 1890-98.  D. Escondido, Cal., Ap. 4, 1898.

Married O. 11, 1852, Mary, da. of Alpheus Bass, Middlesex, Vt.  3 da.

857. *Waters, Lemuel Healey.  S. of Rev. George and Lucy (Healey), b. Woodstock, Conn., May 1, 1823.  M. A., A. C., 1850.  Psi Upsilon.

Prepared Worcester H. S.  Asst. teacher Nunda (N. Y.) Literary Institute, 1848-49; prin. Ward School No. 7, Brooklyn, N. Y., 1849; prof. of mathematics, Greek and Latin, New York Central Coll., McGrawville, N. Y.; prin. Montrose, Penn. and Schoharie, N. Y.; est. boarding and day school, Plainfield, N. J., 1853-55; merchant N. Y. City, 1855-58; prin. of one of largest ward schools, N. Y. City, 1858-69; actuary in Empire Mutual Life Insurance Co., 1869-72.  D. N. Y. City, D. 6, 1872.

Married 1850, Mary J. Rogers, N. Y. City.  1 s., 3 da.


*Allen, George.  B. 1821.  Registered from Boston.  A. C., 1843.
*Bent, Josiah.  B. No. Weymouth, Aug. 2, 1825.  A. C., 1843-45.  In business in Eastern Mass., 18(?)-57; civil engineer in Wis.; taught Genoa and Kenosha, Wis.; Lieut. 1st Wis. Cavalry.  D. Kenosha, Wis., N. 10, 1862.
*Cleveland, Abijah Perkins.  S. of Mason, b. 1823.  Registered from Hampton, Conn.  Psi Upsilon.  A. C., 1843-44.  Associate prin. Hartford (Ky.) H. S., 1847-48; ed. Herald and city clerk Quincy, Ill., 1848-52; assessor of internal revenue of 3rd district N. Y. City, 1862-69.
*Dunlap, James.  B. Pelham, F. 13, 1823.  A. C., 1843-45.  Grad. Columbia Med. School, 1850; practised Northampton.
*Ferguson, William Eddy.  S. of Rev. John, b. Attleboro, Ap. 1, 1825.  A. C., 1843-45.  Civil engineer in O. and West.  D. Je. 6, 1854.  Bro. George R. (A. C. 1849).
*Harrington, George Frederick.  B. Hopkinton, 1826.  Psi Upsilon.  A. C., 1843-46.  Practised law Boston; St. Louis, Mo.  D. St. Louis, Mo., May 2, 1853.
*Heywood, David Williams.  S. of Phineas, b. Barre, May 13, 1823.  A. C., 1843.  Wrote for newspapers.
*Matthews, John Henry.  S. of Asa, b. 1828.  Registered from Worcester.  A. C., 1843-45.  Practised law; district attorney Worcester.  D. Worcester, about 1856.
*Mayo, Amory Dwight.  S. of Amory, b. Warwick, Jan. 31, 1823.  M. A. (hon.), A. C., 1874; LL. D., Berea Coll., 1895.  A. C., 1843-44.  Ordained as Unitarian, 1846; p. Gloucester; Cleveland and Cincinnati, O.; prof. of Ecclesiastical Polity, Meadville (Penn.) T. S.  Trustee Antioch.  D. 1907.
*McKinney, John Archibald.  S. of John Archibald, b. N. 4, 1824.  Registered from Rogersville, Tenn.  A. C., 1843-46.  Grad. Law School of Cumberland U., Lebanon, Tenn., 1851; practised Rogersville, Tenn.; judge of 1st judicial district of Tenn., 1876-.
*Thompson, George Washington.  S. of John, b. 1823.  Registered from Newark, N. Y.  A. C., 1843-44.
Underwood, Francis.  S. of Roswell, b. Enfield, Jan. 12, 1825.  M. A., Bowdoin, 1872.  A. C., 1843-44.  Admitted to bar, Bowling Green, Ky., 1847; Northampton, 1850; practised Webster, 1 yr.; clerk of Mass. Senate, 1852; clerk Superior Criminal Court, Boston, 1859-70; member school committee, 1861-75.  Projector, asst. ed. and contributor to Atlantic Monthly, 1857-59; author Handbook of English Literature, British Authors; Handbook of English Literature, American Authors; Cloud Pictures; Lord of Himself, a novel of life in Kentucky, and other works.
*Wedge, Alanson.  B. 1825.  Registered from Shelburne Falls.  M. A.  A. C., 1843-45; grad. Brown, 1848.

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