JOHN LAURIS BLAKE 1788-1857
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- Grand Chaplain 1832, 1833
From Proceedings, Page 1873-304:
REV. JOHN LAURIS BLAKE, D.D., BOSTON. Episcopalian. 1832, 1833.
JOHN LAURIS BLAKE, D.D., author, was born in Northwood, N. H., Dec. 21, 1788, and died at Orange, N. J., July 6, 1857. Graduated at Brown University in 1812. Manifesting a taste for mechanics, he was apprenticed to a cabinet-maker; then studied at Phillips Exeter Academy; was some years a teacher; was ordained a Protestant Episcopal clergyman in 1815; organized the parish of St. Paul's at Pawtucket, R. I., where he continued five years; established a young lady's seminary at Concord, N.H., in 1820, which he removed to Boston in 1822, and continued with high reputation until 1830.
He was pastor of St. Matthew's Church, Boston, from 1824 to 1832, and edited the Literary Advertiser and the Gospel Advocate. He was a prolific writer, having written or compiled nearly fifty volumes, mostly text-books for schools. His first book Text-book of Geography and Chronology, appeared in 1814. He is the author of a Biographical Dictionary, a new edition of which was published in 1856; of a Family Encyclopaedia. Roy. 8vo; Farmer's Every Day Book. 8vo, 1852; Modern Farmer. 12mo, 1853; History of the American Revolution. 18mo. N.Y.