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Jeremiah Fellowes

New Hampshire

"JEREMIAH FELLOWES. Son of Ephraim and Betsy (Tucke) Fellowes; born, Exeter, May 1, 1791; Bowdoin College, 1810; practiced, Exeter; died, Concord, September 5, 1865.

Mr. Fellowes was received into Phillips Exeter Academy in 1803, at the age of twelve. In college he is said to have cultivated literature more than science, and was known as the poet of his class. After passing the usual time in George Sullivan's office as a student, he became an attorney at law in Exeter in 1813. It is presumed that he gave more attention to the muses than to his profession, and in 1824 he put forth a volume of verse, entitled 'Reminiscences, Moral Poems, and Translations.'

While he was still a young man his mental powers gave way, and he at length became the inmate of a retreat for the insane, and passed there the remainder of his overclouded life." [Charles H. Bell, The Bench and Bar of New Hampshire 360 (New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Co., 1884)(1893)]


J. Fellowes, Reminiscences. Moral Poems and Translations (Exeter [New Hampshire]: Gerrish & Tyler, 1824) [online text]