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BRAGDON, Edmund Erastus Eastman, educator, born in Acton, Maine, 8 December, 1812; died in Lima, New York, 20 March, 1862. He was graduated at Wesleyan University in 1841, and taught in the Mexicoviile academy until 1842, when he became principal of Fulton academy. During the same year he joined the Black River conference of the Methodist Episcopal church, and was stationed at Wolcott, New York He became principal of the Mexicoville academy in 1846, and was stationed at Syracuse, New York, during 1847. From 1848 till 1852 he was principal of Falley seminary, and in 1853 he joined the Yew York conference and was stationed at the Vestry street church in New York. Later in the same year he accepted the professorship of ancient languages in Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, and in 1854 the chair of Latin in Indiana University. From 1858 until his death he was professor of ancient languages in Genesee College, Lima, New York
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