Rev. Jonathan Parsons

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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.

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Rev. Jonathan Parsons's Timeline

November 30, 1705
May 14, 1737
Age 31
Lyme, New London County, Connecticut Colony
March 3, 1755
Age 49
Newburyport, MA, USA
July 19, 1776
Age 70
- 1729
Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States