Boswell, James A

Boswell, James A.

a Baptist minister, was born at New Chester, now Hill, N. H., in 1796. He was converted in Hebron in 1810, and licensed to preach in 1814; studied theology with Rev. Jeremiah Chaplin in Danvers; Mass., where he was ordained in 1819, on the removal of Dr. Chaplin to Waterville, Me., to take charge of the new Baptist institution in that place, now Colby University. After remaining in Danvers two years, he resigned on account of impaired health. In 1824 he moved to Middletown, Conn., where he was pastor two years, and then was pastor in Pomfret four years. He went in 1830 to Bow, N. H., and was pastor. six years. After preaching for a short time in Alexandria and Gilmanton, he moved to Newton in 1842, where he was pastor three years, and then resigned. He died Sept. 14 1847. (J.C.S.)

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