Bates, Alvan Jones

Bates, Alvan Jones a Congregational minister, was born in the part of Brewer now called Holden, Me., April 12, 1820. He received his preparatory education at Gorham Academy and at Bangor Classical School, and graduated at Bangor Theological Seminary in 1847. He was ordained as an evangelist Sept. 27, 1849, at Lincoln, Me., where he was acting pastor from 1847 to 1865. He was acting pastor at Harwich Port, Mass., from February, 1865, to March, 1868, and at Saundersville, in Grafton, Mass., where he was installed, June 22, 1869, and remained until his death. He was chaplain from September, 1862, to January, 1865. of the 2d and 14th Maine regiments. He died in Lincoln, July 29, 1877. (W. P. S.)

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