The New International Encyclopædia/Peabody, Ephraim

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PEABODY, Ephraim (1807-56). A Unitarian divine. He was born at Wilton, N. H.; graduated at Bowdoin College 1827, and at the Harvard Divinity School 1830; was settled over a Unitarian church in New Bedford (1838-46), when he became pastor of King's Chapel, Boston, where he remained till his death. He was the founder of the Boston Providence Society. His sermons, with a memoir, appeared in Boston in 1857, and a selection from his writings in 1858 entitled Christian Days and Thoughts.