Isaac Watts was the son of a schoolmaster, and was born in Southampton, July 17, 1674. He is said to have shown remarkable precocity in childhood, beginning the study of Latin, in his fourth year, and writing respectable verses at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, he went to London to study in the Academy of the Rev. Thomas Rowe, an Independent minister. In 1698, he became assistant minister of the Independent Church, Berry St., London. In 1702, he became pastor. In 1712, he accepted an invitation to visit Sir Thomas Abney, at his residence of Abney Park, and at Sir Thomas' pressing request, made it his home for the remainder of his life. It was a residence most favourable for his health, and for the prosecution of his literary… Go to person page >
Translator: S. P. Craver
Born: April 26, 1847, Franklinville, New Jersey.
Died: October 31, 1919, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Buried: Cementerio Británico, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Samuel’s parents were James Abbott Craver and Hannah Porch Craver. He and his wife Laura Ellen Gassner and had six children.
Craver was educated at Iowa College (AB, BD, DD, 1871); Boston Theological College (1875); and Iowa Wesleyan College (1887).
In 1875, Craver became a Methodist Episcopal missionary in Mexico, serving there for 20 years. He was a charter member of the Methodist Mexico Conference, and founder of the Methodist Church at Guanajuato. He also worked in Paraguay.
In 1895,… Go to person page >