Barney, James Ormsbee

Barney, James Ormsbee a Congregational minister, was born in Providence, R. I., Sept. 30, 1795. In 1821 he graduated at Brown University. His theological studies were pursued under direction of Calvin Park, D.D., and Jacob Ide, D.D. He was ordained pastor of the Church of Seekonk, Mass. (now East Providence, R. I.), Feb. 4, 1824, and was dismissed May 13, 1850. For two years he was seamen's chaplain and acting pastor of the Fourth Church in Providence, R. I. In June, 1852, he returned as acting pastor to Seekonk, and remained there until 1868. From 1869 to 1874 he filled the same position in the Church at Berkley, Mass. After this, he resided without charge in East Providence, where he died, March 7, 1880. See Cong. Yearbook, 1881, p. 17.

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