Boutwell, James, a Congregational minister, was born at Lyndeborough, N. H., May 14, 1814. He was converted while at Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., under a sermon delivered by Dr. Lyrman Beecher. He graduated at Dartmouth College in 1836, and at Andover in 1840, and was ordained in 1841. He labored at Brentwood, N. H., 1841 to 1852, and at Sanbornton the remainder of his ministry. He died April 21, 1865. Mr. Boutwell was a diligent and faithful pastor, an ardent patriot, and his death was triumphant. See Cong. Quarterly, 1866, p. 41.