b USA 1828, d ?USA. In 1879 he was the main editor of the Gospel Praise Book Complete Edition (suggesting earlier edns?), and later that year the Enlarged Edition; the names of D W Knowles, J P Mager, J Church and H A Sumner are associated with both collections. Among other publications were the Gospel Praise Book, Temperance Rallying Songs, and (for Sunday Schools) a substantial tune book, The Jewelled Crown, (New York, 1891). Beyond knowing that this composer’s best-known tune has for some time been linked with the text by Isaac Watts, further information proves elusive. No.411.