1799–1847

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Born: Ju­ly 9, 1799, Ex­e­ter, New Hamp­shire.

Died: May 28, 1847, Spring­field, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Biography

Peabody was the son of Ol­iv­er Pea­bo­dy and Fran­ces Bourn, and hus­band of Eliz­a­beth Amel­ia White.

He at­tend­ed Har­vard Un­i­ver­si­ty, taught at an acad­e­my in Ex­e­ter (1817–18), then stu­died the­o­lo­gy at the Cam­bridge Di­vi­ni­ty School. He be­gan preach­ing in 1819, and be­came pas­tor of the Un­i­tar­ian church in Spring­field, Mas­sa­chu­setts, where he served the rest of his life.

He had a twin bro­ther, Ol­iv­er Will­iam Peabody, who was al­so a Un­i­tar­ian min­is­ter (at Bur­ling­ton, Ver­mont), and who al­so died in 1847.

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