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PASTOR OF THE SECOND CHURCH OF BOSTON
Rev. Joshua Gee, who from Dec. 1723 until his death in 1748 was pastor of the Second Church (on Hanover St.) Boston, in direct succession to Rev. Cotton Mather, D.D.
- FROM OLD BOSTON FAMILIES: Anna (Gerrish), b. 14 August 1700; m. (1) 19 Mar. 1718/19 Samuel Appleton, 4th of Ipswich, Mass.; m. (2) 17 Apr. 1734 as his second wife, Rev. Joshua Gee ...
- A History of the Second Church, Or Old North, in Boston: To which is Added a History of the New Brick Church (Google eBook) Chandler Robbins. a committee of the Society, 1852 - Boston (Mass.) - 320 pages. Page 115-118.Cotton Mather was alone in the care of the church, only four months after the death of his father. Joshua Gee, a son of the Second Church, educated under the care of its venerable minister, and one after his own heart, was chosen to be his colleague, and ordained, Dec. 18, 1723. Mr. Gee was graduated at Harvard College in 1717, and was regarded as a young man of unusual promise. Before receiving the call of this church, he had attracted some notice, and been invited to settle in Portsmouth, N.H. His talents were of a high order, and qualified him to exert a commanding influence. All who have spoken of him bear testimony to his powerful intellect, his profound learning, and his extraordinary ability as a logician. Though not calculated to win popularity, he could easily command respect by the force of his arguments, the weight of his thoughts, and a certain natural superiority which appears to ha.ve impressed itself upon all who came in contact with him. It is said, "that he was capable of rising to any height of excellence; but, unhappily, he was of an indolent habit, which prevented him from making that use of his advantages which would have secured to him the ascendency for which he seems to have been formed."
- John Reynolds Totten. Thacher-Thatcher genealogy .. (Volume pt. 1-17). (page 18 of 43)