Blodgett, James a Congregational minister, was born about 1812, and graduated from Harvard University in 1841, and from the divinity school at Cambridge two years later. After a missionary tour iu the West with a view to regaining his health, he was invited to preach in Deerfield, Mass., and was ordained pastor of the First Congregational Church there Jan. 17, 1844, but, after a ministry of little more than a year, he was compelled, through feeble health, to resign. He died July 16, 1845. Mr. Blodgett was a consistent Christian, fearless in the performance of what he conceived to be his duty, and plain and practical in his preaching. See The Christian Examiner (Boston), 1845, p. 431.