Covel James, Jr., a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born at Marblehead, Mass., Sept. 4, 1796, became a traveling preacher in 1816, and traveled chiefly in the state of New York. He was the author of a Dictionary of the Bible (18mo), and was a man of sound judgment, sincere piety, and steady industry. From 1838 he was appointed principal of the Troy Conference Academy, and filled the post acceptably until 1841. His last station was State Street, Troy, where he died, May 15, 1845. — Minutes of Conferences, 3, 600; Sprague, Annals, 7:564.