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KNOWLES, James Davis, clergyman, born in Providence, R. ]., in July, 1798; died in Newton Centre, Massachusetts, 9 May, 1838. He was placed in a printing-office at the age of twelve, and while learning the trade studied French and Latin. At the age of twenty-one he became associate editor of William G. Goddard's "Rhode Island American." Entering the Baptist church in March, 1820, he was licensed to preach in the following autumn, and studied theology in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. There he also pursued a collegiate course in Columbian college, and after graduation in 1824 was appointed a tutor. On 28 December, 1825, he was ordained pastor of the 2d Baptist church in Boston, Massachusetts In 1832 he was compelled by failing health to resign his charge, and from that time till his death, which was due to small-pox, he filled the chair of pastoral duties and sacred rhetoric at Newton theological seminary, at the same time conducting for over two years the " Christian Review," a quarterly magazine. Besides addresses he published "Memoir of Mrs. Ann H. Judson" (Boston, 1829), and "Memoir of Roger Williams, the Founder of the State of Rhode Island" (18;I4).
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