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Benjamin Hooks (1925 - 2010)

Born in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1925, Benjamin Hooks became a lawyer and minister who was active in the Civil Rights Movement. He was Tennessee's first African-American criminal judge, as well as the fi...

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Charles Beecher (1815 - 1900)

Charles Beecher (October 1, 1815 – April 21, 1900) was an American minister, composer of religious hymns and a prolific author. Biography Beecher was born in Litchfield, Connecticut, the s...

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Rev. Henry Ward Beecher MP (1813 - 1887)

Burial: Greenwood Cemetery THE TWENTIETH CENTURY BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF NOTABLE AMERICANS: VOL. I, A, Beecher, James Chaplin, pg. 249250 BEECHER, Henry Ward, clergyman, was born at Litchfield...

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Clarence LaVaughn Franklin (1915 - 1984)

Clarence LaVaughn Franklin, often known as Bishop C. L. Franklin or The Reverend C. L. Franklin (January 22, 1915 – July 27, 1984), was an African-American Baptist preacher, a civil rights act...

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Augusta Jane Chapin (1836 - 1905)

Augusta Jane Chapin (July 16, 1836 – June 30, 1905) was a Universalist minister, educator and activist for women's rights. She was born in Lakeville, New York, the eldest of eleven children, t...

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Marjorie Matthews (1916 - 1986)

Marjorie Swank Matthews (July 11, 1916 – June 30, 1986) was an American Bishop of the United Methodist Church. She was the first woman bishop of the United Methodist Church. She was born 11 Ju...

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Caroline Bartlett Crane (1858 - 1935)

Caroline Bartlett Crane (August 17, 1858 – March 24, 1935) was an American Unitarian minister, suffragist, civic reformer, educator and journalist. She was known as "America's housekeeper" for...

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William Howard Hoople (1868 - 1922)

William Howard Hoople (August 6, 1868 – September 29, 1922) was an American businessman and religious figure. He was a prominent leader of the American Holiness movement; the co-founder of the...

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Rev. Arthur B. Fuller MP (1822 - 1862)

Arthur Buckminster Fuller (August 10, 1822-December 11, 1862) was a Unitarian clergyman who endeavored to give the Unitarian Church appeal to all social classes and championed the important liberal ref...

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Brig. General Richard Montgomery Gano (CSA) (1830 - 1913)

Richard Montgomery Gano (June 17, 1830 – March 27, 1913) was a physician, Protestant minister, and brigadier general in the army of the Confederate States during the American Civil War. Rich...

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Rev. Adam Daniel Williams MP (1863 - 1931)

Rev. Adam Daniel WILLIAMS was born on the 2 January 1863 in Penfield, Greene County, Georgia to slaves Willis and Lucretia Williams. and died 21 March 1931.

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Rev. Acton Young MP (1823 - 1873)

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Rev. Abraham R. Van Nest MP (1823 - 1892)

Rynier Van Nest VAN NEST, Rynier, clergyman, born near North Branch, New Jersey, 8 February, 1739 ; died in Schoharie, New York, 24 February, 1776. His ancestor, Peter, came to this country from Holl...

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Middleton S. Barnwell (1882 - 1957)

Middleton Stuart Barnwell (born in 1882 and died in Savannah on May 6, 1957) was the seventh Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Idaho and the fifth Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia. Barnwel...

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Rev. Williom Farthing (J12) (b. - 1826)

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Rev. Abner Clopton Farthing MP (1809 - 1896)

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Monroe E. Dodd (1878 - 1952)

Monroe Elmon Dodd, Sr. (September 8, 1878 – August 6, 1952), was an American Southern Baptist clergyman who was a pioneer radio preacher, the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Shreveport, ...

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Rev. Aaron Hovey MP (1774 - 1843)

REV. AARON HOVEY ....... Birth: Jun. 22, 1774 Mansfield Tolland County Connecticut, USA Death: Sep. 9, 1843 Centerbrook Middlesex County Connecticut, USA His boyhood days were passed upon the farm; h...

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Rev. Aaron Williams MP (1789 - 1861)

From Arkansas Records Catalog Aaron Williams Biography: Aaron Williams was born December 12, 1789, in South Carolina. He married Elizabeth James Davis on January 25, 1813, in York District, South...

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Rev. A. H. Cooper MP (1803 - 1853)

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James A. Scott (1773 - 1850)

James was born in York Co., PA on the west bank of the Susquehanna River, within a mile of the Maryland line. After James was of age his father gave him a farm, but resolving to prepare himself for the...

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Grady Nutt (1934 - 1982)

Grady Lee Nutt (September 2, 1934 – November 23, 1982) was a Southern Baptist minister, humorist, television personality, and author. His humor revolved around rural Southern Protestantism and...

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William Scott Ament ("Father of Christian Endeavor in China") (1851 - 1909)

William Scott Ament (Chinese Names: 梅子明 and 梅威良 Mei Wei Liang) (14 September 1851 – 6 January 1909 in San Francisco) was a missionary to China for the...

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Erastus Milo Cravath (1833 - 1900)

Erastus Milo Cravath (1833–1900) was a field secretary with the American Missionary Association (AMA) after the American Civil War, when he helped found Fisk University in Nashville, Tenness...

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Henry Fairchild (1815 - 1889)

Edward Henry Fairchild (1815–1889) was an American educator. Fairchild was born in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. His father was Grandison Fairchild. When he was a child his family moved to nor...

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John Millott Ellis (1831 - 1894)

John Millott Ellis (March 27, 1831 – 1894) was a 19th-century abolitionist minister and intellectual who served as acting President of Oberlin College in 1871. He was a Professor of Philosop...

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Lewis Sperry Chafer (1871 - 1952)

Lewis Sperry Chafer (February 27, 1871 – August 22, 1952) was an American theologian. He founded and served as the first president of Dallas Theological Seminary, and was an influential propon...

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Antoinette Louisa Blackwell MP (1825 - 1921)

Antoinette Louisa Brown, later Antoinette Brown Blackwell (May 20, 1825 – November 5, 1921), was the first woman to be ordained as a minister in the United States. She was a well-versed public...

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John Todd (1818 - 1894)

) John Todd (November 10, 1818 – January 31, 1894) was a U.S. Congregationalist minister, co-founder of Tabor College in Tabor, Iowa, a leading abolitionist and a ‘conductor’ on ...

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Sydney Dix Strong (1860 - 1938)

Sydney Dix Strong was a Social Gospel minister in the Congregational Church and active in missionary work.

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Francis James Grimké (1852 - 1937)

Francis James Grimké (November 4, 1852 – October 11, 1937) was an American Presbyterian minister in Washington, DC who was prominent in working for equal rights for African Americans. H...

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Benedict Joseph Fenwick (1782 - 1846)

[LINKS] Benedict Joseph Fenwick, S.J. (September 3, 1782 – August 11, 1846), was an American bishop of the Catholic Church. A Jesuit, he served as Bishop of Boston from 1825 until his de...

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Rev. John Pierpont MP (1785 - 1866)

John Pierpont From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia John Pierpont (April 6, 1785 – August 27, 1866) was an American poet, who was also successively a teacher, lawyer, merchant, and Unitarian m...

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Richard E. Blanchard, Sr. (1925 - 2004)

. Richard Eugene Blanchard Sr. (1925 – April 19, 2004) was a songwriter who was widely known for writing the popular "Fill My Cup, Lord" (gospel song). Biography He was born in 1925 in Chu...

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Earl Gladstone Hunt, Jr. (1918 - 2005)

. Earl Gladstone Hunt, Jr. (1918–2005) was an American who distinguished himself as a Methodist Pastor and Evangelist, as the President of Emory and Henry College, as an author and theologian,...

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James H. Daughdrill, Jr. (1934 - 2014)

. James Harold Daughdrill, Jr. (April 25, 1934 – May 3, 2014) was the 18th president of Rhodes College. He was installed as president in 1973 and retired in 1999. He was the son of James Harol...

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Isaac S. Hopkins (1841 - 1914)

Isaac Stiles Hopkins (June 20, 1841 – February 3, 1914) was a professor and the first President of Georgia Tech (1888–1896) as well as pastor of the First Methodist Church in Atlanta, G...

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Bishop Warren Akin Candler (1857 - 1941)

Warren Akin Candler (1857 - September 25, 1941) was an American Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, elected in 1898. He was the tenth president of Emory University. Early life He was...

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Sergeant William Pittenger (USA) (1840 - 1904)

) William Pittenger (January 31, 1840 Knoxville, Jefferson County, Ohio – April 24, 1904 Fallbrook, California) was a Union Army soldier during the American Civil War and a recipient of the ...

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Rev. Dr. Ashley Day Leavitt (1877 - 1959)

Rev. Dr. Ashley Day Leavitt (1877–1959) was a Yale-educated Congregational minister who led the State Street Church in Portland, Maine, and later the Harvard Congregational Church in Brookline...

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Chauncey Bunce Brewster (1849 - 1897)

Chauncey Bunce Brewster was the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut. At Yale he was a member of Skull and Bones.

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Benjamin Brewster (1860 - 1941)

) Benjamin Brewster (November 25, 1860 - 2 February 1941) was the Episcopal Bishop of Maine and Missionary Bishop of Western Colorado. Early life He was born in New Haven, Connecticut, the son of...

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Rev. Timothy Dwight, Pres. of Yale (c.1828 - 1916)

Timothy Dwight V (November 16, 1828 – May 26, 1916) was an American academic, an educator, a Congregational minister, and president of Yale College (1886–1898).[1] During his years as hea...

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William Sloane Coffin, Jr. (1924 - 2006)

William Sloane Coffin, Jr. was born June 1, 1924, in New York City. He attended Deerfield Academy and Phillips Academy Andover before beginning his studies at Yale University in 1942. After one year at...

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Anson Phelps Stokes, Jr. Rev. (1874 - 1958)

) Anson Phelps Stokes (1874-1958), was an American educator, clergyman, author, philanthropist and civil rights activist. Stokes was one of three men of the same name; his father was multimillionai...

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Brig. General Ellison Capers (CSA) (1837 - 1908)

Ellison Capers (October 14, 1837 – April 22, 1908) was a school teacher, Confederate general in the American Civil War, theologian, and college administrator from South Carolina. Early life ...

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Thomas Dixon, Jr. (1864 - 1946)

. Thomas Frederick Dixon, Jr. (January 11, 1864 – April 3, 1946) was a Southern Baptist minister, playwright, lecturer, North Carolina state legislator, lawyer, and author, perhaps best known ...

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A. C. Dixon (1854 - 1925)

Amzi Clarence Dixon (July 6, 1854 – June 14, 1925) was a Baptist pastor, Bible expositor, and evangelist, popular during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. With R.A. Torrey he edited an i...

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Rev. Thomas Dixon (1820 - 1909)

A Sketch of Thomas Dixon, Sr., by his son A. C. Dixon. Two weeks before Father's death, I had the pleasure and profit of spending three days with him in Raleigh; and, while we sat together for hours un...

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Rev. Robert Laban "R.L." Abernethy (1822 - 1894)

President Robert Laban Abernethy (1822-1894) Founder of Owl Hollow School in Burke County, N.C. (a.k.a. Happy Home Academy), later named Rutherford Academy, Rutherford Seminary, and, finally, Ruthe...

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Arthur Talmage Abernethy (1872 - 1956)

Arthur Talmage Abernethy (October 10, 1872 – May 15, 1956) was a journalist, scholar, theologian and poet. He pastored several churches, contributed articles and poems to newspapers around the...

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Robert Lewis Dabney (1820 - 1898)

Robert Lewis Dabney (March 5, 1820 – January 3, 1898) was an American Christian theologian, Southern Presbyterian pastor, Confederate States Army chaplain, and architect. He was also chief o...

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Rev. Ralph E. De Kay (1888 - 1975)

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Rev. Reuben Hill MP (1761 - 1833)

Joicey was 1st cousin to Nancy (Hanks) Lincoln the mother of President Abraham Lincoln. Reuben was a Baptist minister and a hatter by trade

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Rev. John Culpepper, US Congress (1765 - 1841)

John Culpepper, Baptist clergyman and Federalist congressman, son of Sampson Culpepper, was born near Wadesboro in Anson County, in the area later made into Montgomery County. Nothing is known of his...

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Rev. Nelson Rounds (1807 - 1874)

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Abraham Landis Hershey, Rev. (1774 - 1839)

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Rev. John Adams Vinton MP (1801 - 1877)

Vinton, John Adams, clergyman, genealogist, author, was born Feb. 5, 1801, in Boston. Mass. He was a congregational clergyman. He was the author of The Vinton Memorial; The Symmes Memorial; The Giles M...

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Wilson Samuel Naylor (1864 - 1955)

Wilson received his A.B. from Washburn University in 1890. He received his S.T.B. from Boston University in 1893. Wilson was a pastor in Milwaukee from 1893 to 1895. He received his D.D. from Kansas ...

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Rev. Charles Jordan (c.1790 - 1872)

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Bishop James Hervey Otey (1800 - 1863)

James Hervey Otey (January 27, 1800 – April 23, 1863), Christian educator and the first Episcopal Bishop of Tennessee, established the first Anglican church in the state and its first parish c...

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Thomas Franklin Davis, Jr. (1804 - 1871)

Thomas Frederick Davis (February 8, 1804 – December 2, 1871) was the fifth Episcopal Bishop of South Carolina. Early life Davis was born in Wilmington, North Carolina, the son of Thomas F....

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Rev. Robert E. Rhodes (1850 - 1940)

Rev. Robert E. Rhodes is a native of the State and county in which he now resides, and was born April 28, 1850, being a son of Nicholas Rhodes, who was born and reared in East Tennessee. . . . Robert E...

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Rev. William Reddy (1813 - 1894)

Son of William Reddy and Sarah Comfort Cargill Urbane Burrows Reddy 1841 Children of William Reddy and Elizabeth Gildersleeve Comfort Sarah Eliza Reddy 1844 William Comfort Reddy 1845 L...

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Albert Micajah Shipp, Sr. (1819 - 1887)

Albert Micajah Shipp (1819-1887) was an American Methodist minister and university administrator. Early life Albert Micajah Shipp was born on June 15, 1819 in Stokes County, North Carolina. His f...

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Thomas S. Hinde MP (1785 - 1846)

Thomas Spotwood Hinde (April 19, 1785 – February 9, 1846) was a newspaper editor, opponent of slavery, author, historian, real estate investor, Methodist minister and a founder of the city of ...

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Bobs Watson (1930 - 1999)

Robert B. "Bobs" Watson (November 11, 1930 – June 27, 1999) was an American actor and a Methodist minister. Watson was best known for his role as "Pee Wee" in the 1938 film Boys Town with ...

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Lawrence Wendell Fifield (1891 - 1964)

Rev. Dr. L. (Lawrence) Wendell Fifield was a pastor in the Congregational Church from 1927 to 1955, leading churches in Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Seattle, Washington; and Brooklyn, New York. Known for...

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James S. Comfort (1805 - 1885)

James S. Comfort was a circuit rider preacher, sometimes gone two years at a time. Children of James Comfort and Mary Anne McKune George Comfort 1831 Oliver Comfort 1832 Esther Lyons Comfort ...

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Rev. Silas Gildersleeve Comfort (1803 - 1868)

Silas Comfort was a courageous anti-slavery member of the Genesee, Oneida and Missouri Conferences. While serving in St. Louis, Missouri, Comfort admitted as evidence in a church trial the testimony of...

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Rev. George Comfort (1831 - 1908)

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Rev. Kenneth Claude Pass (1907 - 1976)

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Franklin Luther Arnold (1825 - 1905)

Occupation: Sierra Leone, West Africa; Rome, Ashtabula, OH; Stilling: clergyman & missionary

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Dr. J.H. Hamblen (1877 - 1971)

Dr. James Henry Hamblen (1877-1971) was a lifelong Texan, a pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South in Texas, an evangelist and revivalist preacher, and subsequent to 1946, was the founder of...

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Rev. James Pleasant McCubbin MP (1755 - 1824)

Daughters of American Revolution Ancestor #: A075924 Service: NORTH CAROLINA Rank: PRIVATE Birth: 5-15-1755 NORTH CAROLINA Death: 3-16-1824 GREEN CO KENTUCKY Pension Number: *W1836 Service So...

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Rev. David Horace White Burr (1921 - 2011)

From "Obituary" of The Reverend Dr. David H. Burr Apr 21, 1921 - Jul 10, 2011 Residence in Advance, NC: The Reverend Dr. David H. Burr died at his home Sunday, July 10, 2011. Dr. Burr was born in Del...

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Rev. William Augustus Curtis (1800 - d.)

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Rev. Dr. Howard Crosby MP (1826 - 1891)

From Wikipedia (English) : Howard Crosby (27 February 1826 – 1891) was an American Presbyterian preacher, scholar and professor, great-grandson of Judge Joseph Crosby of Massachusetts and of G...

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Jerry Falwell MP (1933 - 2007)

Jerry Lamon Falwell, Sr. (August 11, 1933 – May 15, 2007) was an evangelical fundamentalist Southern Baptist pastor, televangelist, and a conservative commentator from the United States. He wa...

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Henry Sloane Coffin, Rev. (1877 - 1954)

COFFIN, Henry Sloane 1877-1954 PERSONAL: Born January 5, 1877, in New York, NY; died November 25, 1954, in Lakeville, CT; son of Edmund (a legal advisor) and Euphemia (Sloane) Coffin; married Dorot...

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RIght Rev. Bishop William Lawrence (1850 - 1941)

) William Lawrence graduated from Harvard College, as was the tradition in his family, and earned his D.D. from Harvard Divinity School in 1897. The Right Reverend Lawrence was later honored with an ...

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Elias Hicks MP (1748 - 1830)

Elias Hicks (March 19, 1748 - February 27, 1830) was an itinerant Quaker preacher from Long Island, New York. He promoted doctrines that embroiled him in controversy that led to the first major schis...

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Frederick William Stancliff (1931 - 2013)

State Auditor, Preacher,Elder, Bible Teacher, and Missionary. Frederic William Stancliff, age 82, of Pensacola, FL died Tuesday night, August 27, 2013 after an extended illness. Mr. Stancliff lived in ...

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Bishop William M. Brown (1855 - 1937)

William Montgomery Brown (1855 – 1937), sometimes called "Bad Bishop" Brown, was an Anglican clergyman and author. Brown, of Galion, Ohio was consecrated a Bishop of the Episcopal Church, but is...

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Rev. George Junkin, D. D., LL. D. (1790 - 1868)

Rev. George Junkin, D. D., LL. D. (November 1, 1790 – May 20, 1868) was an American educator and Presbyterian minister who served as the first president of Lafayette College and later as presi...

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William Bell Riley ("The Grand Old Man of Fundamentalism") (1861 - 1947)

William Bell Riley (March 22, 1861 in Greene County, Indiana, USA – December 5, 1947 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) was known as "The Grand Old Man of Fundamentalism." After being educated at norm...

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Charles A. Augustus Briggs (1841 - 1913)

Rev. Dr. Charles Augustus Briggs, was professor of theology and one of the most controversial theologians of the late 19th century. He was excommunicated from the Presbyterian church for his about the ...

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Captain Frank Stringfellow (CSA) (1840 - 1913)

Civil War Confederate Army Officer. He served as a Captain in the 4th Virginia Cavalry, and as a personal scout for Major General J.E.B. Stuart and confidential scout for General Robert E. Lee. He serv...

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Frank Weston Sandford MP (1862 - 1948)

Frank Weston Sandford (October 2, 1862 – March 4, 1948) was the founder and leader of an apocalyptic Christian sect, informally called "Shiloh" and eventually known officially as "The Kingdom....

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Rev. Ransom Dunn, D.D. (1818 - 1900)

Rev. Ransom Dunn, D.D. (July 7, 1818 - November 9, 1900) (nickname: "the Grand Old Man of Hillsdale") was an American minister and theologian, prominent in the early Free Will Baptist movement in New...

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Anna Howard Shaw (1847 - 1919)

Anna Howard Shaw (February 14, 1847 – July 2, 1919) was a leader of the women's suffrage movement in the United States. She was also a physician and one of the first ordained female Methodist ...

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George C. Lorimer (1838 - 1904)

George Claude Lorimer (1838 – September 8, 1904) was a noted reverend, and was pastor of several churches around the United States, most notably the Tremont Temple in Boston, Massachusetts. ...

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Reverend Dr. Abner Jackson (1811 - 1874)

Reverend Dr. Abner Jackson (4 November 1811 in Washington, Pennsylvania - 19 April 1874) was an American minister and teacher and President of Hobart College in Geneva, New York from 1858–1867...

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Jared Bradley Flagg (1820 - 1899)

Jared Bradley Flagg (June 16, 1820 - September 25, 1899) was an American painter from New Haven, Connecticut. He was the younger brother of artists George Whiting Flagg and Henry Collins Flagg III. H...

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John Stark Ravenscroft (1772 - 1830)

John Stark Ravenscroft (1772–1830) was the first Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina. Life Born near Blandford in Prince George County, Virginia in 1772, his early life was s...

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Cardinal Avery Dulles (1918 - 2008)

Avery Robert Dulles, S.J. (August 24, 1918 – December 12, 2008) was a Jesuit priest, theologian, cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church and served as the Laurence J. McGinley Professor of Relig...

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Elijah Parish Lovejoy MP (1802 - 1837)

Elijah Parish Lovejoy (November 9, 1802 – November 7, 1837) was an American Presbyterian minister, journalist, and newspaper editor who was murdered by a mob in Alton, Illinois for his aboliti...

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Fred Waldron Phelps MP (1929 - 2014)

Fred Waldron Phelps, Sr. (born November 13, 1929) is an American pastor heading the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC), an independent Baptist church based in Topeka, Kansas. The church is monitored as a ha...

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William Ellery Channing "Apostle of Unitarianism" (1780 - 1842)

Dr. William Ellery Channing (April 7, 1780 – October 2, 1842) was the foremost Unitarian (Arian) preacher in the United States in the early nineteenth century and, along with Andrews Norton, o...

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Colonel Robert G. Ingersoll (USA) ("The Great Agnostic") (1833 - 1899)

Robert Green "Bob" Ingersoll (August 11, 1833 – July 21, 1899) was a Civil War veteran, American political leader, and orator during the Golden Age of Freethought, noted for his broad range of...

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