Mrs. T. J. Carney

Mrs. T. J. Carney
Short Name: Mrs. T. J. Carney
Full Name: Carney, T. J., Mrs. (Julia Abigail Fletcher), 1823-1908
Birth Year: 1823
Death Year: 1908

Carney, Julia Abigail (Fletcher). (Lancaster, Massachusetts, April 6, 1823--November 1, 1908, Galesburg, Illinois). Universalist. Married Rev. T.J. Carney, a Universalist minister. Author of many prose articles and poems, generally published in Universalist periodicals. In later life she lived in Galesburg, Illinois.

Three of her hymns were included in Church Harmonies, New and Old, 1895:
1. Father, we pray for those who dwell
2. Our heaven is everywhere
3. Think gently of the erring

--Henry Wilder Foote, DNAH Archives

Carney, Julia A., née Fletcher, was born in 1823. She was a teacher for some time in one of the Boston Primary Schools, U.S.A., which was held in the vestry of Hollis Street Church, in that city. This Church was demolished in 1846. It was for use in these Primary Schools that her "Little drops of water" (q.v.) was written in 1845.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

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