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Jonathan Parsons

Birthdate: (70)
Death: July 19, 1776 (70)
Place of Burial: Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Deacon Ebenezer Parsons and Margaret Parsons
Husband of Phoebe Parsons
Father of Maj. Gen. Samuel H. Parsons; Marshfield Parsons; Lydia Greenleaf and Major-General Samuel Parsons
Brother of Ebenezer Parsons, Jr.; Margaret Elmer; Benjamin Parsons and Abigail Day

Occupation: Reverand, Reverend
Managed by: (D) James Richard Marsh
Last Updated:

About Rev. Jonathan Parsons

The first Parsons to attain renown was "Uncle Jonathan," he was reverently, and affectionately, called. He was an old Puritan, strong-minded and passionate, second only to his friend, George Whitefield, among the revivalist ministers of the day. Like Albert Parsons of Haymarket fame, old Jonathan was something of a traveling agitator: his preaching tour, on which he delivered sermons to eager audiences, horrified the conservativ-minded clergymen of New England.

Liberty-loving Jonathan could not endure British tyranny. According to one story, he denounced the English oppressors from his pulpit and, in the very aisles of his church, mustered a company which marched to Bunker Hill where another Parsons lost his arm in the famous battle of the Revolution.

Taken from:

http://dwardmac.pitzer.edu/anarchist_archives/bright/aparsons/calmers/calmersch1.html

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Rev. Jonathan Parsons's Timeline

1705
November 30, 1705
1737
May 14, 1737
Age 31
Lyme, New London County, Connecticut Colony
1755
March 3, 1755
Age 49
Newburyport, MA, USA
1776
July 19, 1776
Age 70
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Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States