Boies, Harper a Congregational minister, was born at Blandford, Mass., April 21, 1797. He was a graduate of Williams College and of Auburn Theological Seminary. His ministerial career began in Tolland, Mass., where he labored for nearly one year; removing to Harpersfield, N. Y., he was installed pastor of the Church there in the summer of 1830. In Feb: 1835, he left Harpersfield for Dalton, Mass., where he preached about three years. Compelled to relinquish the ministry by failing health, he commenced teaching in Granville; but in 1850 he returned to Harpersfield, by the invitation of the Church, where he remained until the close of his life, March 7, 1867. See Cong. Quarterly, 1868, p. 214.