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Blackleach Burritt – Clergy

Blackleach Burritt (1744 – August 27, 1794) was a preacher during the American Revolutionary War. During the American War of Independence, he was incarcerated in the Sugar House…

Edward Holyoke – Clergy

Edward Holyoke was the son of a wealthy and influential businessman, Elizur Holyoke Jr, who held several local town offices and served in the legislature. He is also…

William Smith – Clergy

William Smith (September 7, 1727 – May 14, 1803) was the first provost of the University of Pennsylvania.==Biography==Smith was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, to Thomas and Elizabeth (Duncan)…

James Caldwell – Clergy

James Caldwell (April 1734 – November 24, 1781) was a Presbyterian minister who played a prominent part in the American Revolution.==Biography==Caldwell was born in Cub Creek in Charlotte…

Samuel Kirkland – Clergy

Samuel Kirkland (December 1, 1741 – February 28, 1808) was a Presbyterian minister and missionary among the Oneida and Tuscarora peoples of present-day western New York State. Kirkland…

Elihu Spencer – Clergy

Elihu Spencer (February 12, 1721 – December 27, 1784) was a Yankee clergyman who served as a chaplain during the French and Indian War. During the American Revolution,…

John Carroll – Clergy

John Carroll, (January 8, 1735 – December 3, 1815) was the first Roman Catholic bishop and archbishop in the United States—serving as the ordinary of the Archdiocese of…

John Larkin – Clergy

Deacon John Larkin (April 3, 1735 – December 14, 1807) was an ordained minister of the First Congregational Church in his hometown of Charlestown, Massachusetts. He was also…

Ezra Stiles – Clergy

Born the son of the Rev. Isaac Stiles in North Haven, Connecticut, Ezra Stiles graduated from Yale in 1746. He studied theology and was ordained in 1749, tutoring…

Thomas Clap – Clergy

He was born in Scituate, Massachusetts, and studied with Rev. James McSparran, missionary to Narragansett from the “Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts”, and…