, a Charlestown divine, taught during the winter of 1828-9.
He had a brother who kept a private school in that part of Malden
which is now Everett
(Note.—While here Mr. Jenks
boarded with Mrs. Phipps
, daughter of a Mr. Copp
, who lived in a house at the lower end of Craigie Street, on the Spring
, a later teacher, boarded also with Mrs. Phipps
. Miss Martha Tufts
has in her possession a silver medal, given her in 1827, when a pupil of Mr. Dyer
This gentleman boarded with Miss Sarah Hawkins
; Mr. Sherman
, and probably Mr. Coombs
, boarded there also.
was the sister of Guy C. Hawkins
, and the house stood on Bow Street, near the site of the Methodist church.
It was here that Miss Hawkins
opened a private school, to be mentioned later on. She married Henry Adams
, and it was with them that other teachers found a home, among them Miss Sarah M. Burnham
The length of the school year had now increased to ten and one-half months. Miss Catherine Blanchard
, who is remembered by Timothy Tufts
, was the next teacher; she was followed by Henry C. Allen
and Lewis Colby
, who completed that school year, 1829-30.
The number enrolled for the winter was seventy-four.
We have learned that Mr. Allen
came from Bridgewater
, a student at Harvard College, finished out the term and proved most acceptable.
He was born at Bowdoinham, Me.
, August 19, 1808, and graduated from Harvard in the class of 1832.
He also held the degree of A. M. and graduated from the Newton Theological school in 1835.
He was ordained to the Baptist
ministry at Cambridgeport
in September of that year.
During the years 1836-38 he seems to have been teaching in the South
—perhaps as professor in the theological department of a denominational school in South Carolina
From 1836 to 1842 he was pastor of a church at South Berwick, Me.
, and from 1842 to 1849, of the Free Street church, Portland
From 1849 to 1858 he was connected with a Baptist publishing house in New York city.
From 1858 to 1865 we find him living in Cambridge
without a pastorate.
After that he was associated with the Benedict Institute at Columbia, S. C.
, and from 1876 to 1878 he was president of that institution.