Barrows, Lorenzo Dow, Dd
Barrows, Lorenzo Dow, D.D., a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Windham, Vt., July 1, 1817. He experienced religion at the age of fourteen. His academic education was in the Sanbornton and- Newbury seminaries. He received license to exhort and preach in 1835, and in 1836 entered tlie New Hampshire Conference. He filled leading appointments in New England until impaired health led to his transfer to prominent stations farther south-such as Newark, N. J., Charleston, and Cincinnati. For three years he was president of Pittsburgh Female College, and for six years of New Hampshire Conference Seminary and Female College. In 1871 he threw himself into the cause of the freedmen, and assisted in establishing the Clark Theological School at Atlanta, Ga. He was an early and active worker in the temperance reform. He died Feb. 18, 1878. In the pulpit, on ,the platform, at conferences, and before legislatures, Dr. Barrows was ever ready and powerful. He was a devoted husband and father, and an exemplary Christian. He published, a revision of Holyoake's Rudiments of Public Speaking and Debate, showing his ability as a critic: — a Manual of Chapel Services, for schools and colleges. He also established the Prohibition Herald, which he edited over a year. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1878, p. 56; Simpson, Cyclop. of Methodism, s.v.