Avery, Samuel Waters

Avery, Samuel Waters a Baptist minister, was born at Jefferson, Me., July 4,1814. He was fitted for college at Richmond, Me., and was a graduate of Waterville College in the class of 1840. He was engaged in teaching for two years (1841 -43) in Richmnond, and for a time directed his attention to the study of law. - On becoming a hopeful Christian, he went to the Newton Theological Institution in the fall of 1844, graduating in the class of 1847. After supplying for a few months the Church in East Winthrop, he was ordained in Lubec, Me., in May, 1849, and was pastor there two years, at Searsport six years (1851-57), Fayette six years (1858-64), Lisbon Falls three years (186568). In April, 1867, he opened a drug-store at Lisbon Falls, but still continued to preach. He was secretary of the Maine Baptist Convention from 1860 to 1867. He died suddenly Oct. 17,1868. See Necrology of Coab University, p. 12. (J. C. S.)

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