Avery, Eleazer James

Avery, Eleazer James a Baptist minister, was born at Bozrah, Conn., Jan. 6, 1815, and was a graduate of Brown University in the class of 1845, also of the Newton Theological Institution in the class of 1849. His first pastorate was with the Church in Addison, Me. (1849-51), his ordination taking place in 1850. He was pastor in Pembroke, Me., in 1851-52, when he resigned, and held the position of principal of Worcester Academy (1852-54), then of Lewis Academy (1854-58), of Shelburne Falls Academy (1858-68), and finally of Peddie Institute, Hightstown, N. J., where he died. Sept. 22, 1881. See General Catalogue of Newton Theol. Inst. p. 34; The Watchman, Oct. 20,1881. (J. C. S.)

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