Thomas Mears Eddy
1823-1874

From: Encyclopedia of Illinois, by Bateman & Selby; pub. 1915, p. 148

Thomas Mears Eddy, clergyman and author, was born in Hamilton County, Ohio, Sept. 7, 1823; educated at Greensborough, Ind., and from 1842 to 1853, was a Methodist circuit preacher in that State, becoming Agent of the American Bible Society the latter years, and Presiding Elder of the Indianapolis district until 1856, when he was appoint4ed editor of the "The Northwestern Christian Advocate," in Chicago, retiring from that position in 1868.  Later, he held pastorates in Baltimore and Washington, and was chosen on the Corresponding Secretaries of the Missionary Society by the General Conference of 1872.  Dr. Eddy was a copious writer for the press, and besides occasional sermons, published two volumes of reminiscences and personal sketches of prominent Illinoisans in the War of the Rebellion under the title of "Patriotism of Illinois" (1865).  Died, in New York City, October 7, 1874.

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