Biography of Rev. Jacob M. Ide
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Ide, Rev. Jacob Mansfield, was born in West Medbury, August 7, 1823. Graduate of Amherst College in 1848; studied law two years with his uncle, Judge William Emmons, at Hallowell, Me.; was instructor in Chapman Hall school, Boston, and in Lexington (Mass.) Academy; studied theology with his father, Dr. Jacob Ide of West Medbury; licensed to preach by the Mendon Association; was ordained as pastor of the orthodox Congregational Society at Mansfield, March 26, 1856, and remained with that society as its sole pastor up to the time of his death, March 23, 1898. He was married March 24, 1859, to Ellen M. Rogers, daughter of Hon. John and Eliza (Williams) Rogers; one son, John E., born August 2, 1868, now residing in Mansfield. Mr. Ide was very prominent in all the affairs of the church and town; he took a very active part in all associations and enterprises having for their object the improvement of his fellow men. He was a very earnest worker in the cause of temperance, was an early, persistent and ready friend of the colored race and did much valuable work for them. He was sent to the Massachusetts Legislature in 1864 and to the Senate in 1866. He was one of the trustees of the Public Library from its organization up to the time of his death, and a member of the Soldiers' Memorial Association at the time of his decease. He was greatly beloved by the inhabitants of the town which had been his home for so many years; his life was well spent in doing good and very many have been helped and aided by him.

Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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