1810–1883

Introduction

Born: Au­gust 10, 1810, Tren­ton, New Jer­sey.

Died: Oc­to­ber 4, 1883, New York Ci­ty.

Buried: Mer­cer Ce­me­te­ry, Tren­ton, New Jer­sey.

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Biography

Mary was the daugh­ter of Ben­ja­min Yard and Pris­cil­la Keen, and wife of Hen­ry B. James.

When she was 13 years old, she be­gan teach­ing Sun­day school in the Me­thod­ist Epis­co­pal church. She be­came a pro­mi­nent fi­gure in the Wes­ley­an Ho­li­ness move­ment, as­sist­ing Phoe­be Pal­mer, and oft­en lead­ing meet­ings at Ocean Grove, New Jer­sey, and else­where.

Articles by her ap­peared in the Guide to Ho­li­ness, the New York Chris­tian Ad­vo­cate, The Con­tri­bu­tor, The Chris­tian Witness, The Chris­tian Wo­man, The Chris­tian Stand­ard, and the Ocean Grove Re­cord.

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