History Of The "Old High School" 1828-1840
by Charles Wells Chapin

1886, when he was retired from office by President Cleveland. Mr. Blake still resides in New York.

        WILLIAM B. BOND, Rogers Park, Ill. — Graduated at Amherst College in 1835. A clergyman. Studied at the Lane Theological Seminary, Cincinnati, 0. Graduated at the Union Seminary, New York city, in 1839. Ordained pastor of the Congregational church in Lee, Mass. Was settled subsequently at St. Johnsbury, Vt., where he remained twelve years. Afterwards at Thorndike and New Braintree, Mass., where he held pastorates about eighteen years. In 1879 he removed to Illinois, where he still resides.

        SAMUEL L. CHAPIN. — Went to sea; was for twenty-five years captain of a sailing vessel between New York and the West Indies. Was associated for many years with the Schuyler Steamboat Co., between New York and Albany. He died in New York, Dec. 31, 1887, in the 70th year of his age.

        JOEL C. BENTON. — Studied medicine under the late Dr. Horace Jacobs, at Chicopee Falls, Mass. He removed to Decatur, Illinois. During the war of the Rebellion was sutler of the 41st Regiment Illinois Volunteers from 1861 to 1865. After the war was a railroad contractor. He died January, 1869, aged 46.

        JOHN A. EMERY. — He was a member of the class of 1843 in Harvard College, and a young man of much promise, loved by all who knew him. He died at Exeter, N. H., after a brief illness, October, 1842.

        JAMES B. HATCH, Springfield, Mass. — An able and successful navigator, having followed the sea for nearly forty years; made his first voyage in the ship "Alert" from Boston in 1831. He commanded some of the finest ships out of New York and Boston, among them being the "Barnstable," "Loo-Choo," "Horsburg," "Great Britain," "Midnight," and "Charger." In 1849 the U. S. Govern-

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