Rev. Samuel Danforth, Jr.

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Samuel Danforth, Jr.

Birthplace: Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Death: November 14, 1727 (60)
Taunton, Bristol County, Province of Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Plain Cemetery, Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. Samuel Danforth and Mary Rock
Husband of Hannah ALLEN and Hannah Danforth
Father of Sarah Downs; Samuel Danforth; James Danforth; Elizabeth Walley; Mary Barney and 5 others
Brother of William Danforth; Sarah Danford; Mary Bromfield; Thomas Danforth; Elizabeth Danforth and 2 others

Occupation: Reverand
Managed by: Jennifer Lynn Dreyer
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About Rev. Samuel Danforth, Jr.

Rev. Samuel Danforth according to probate records. graduated Harvard 1683 Ordained 1687

Information from Vital Records of Taunton, Massachusetts to the year 1850. Listed as follows:

Danforth, Samuel, Rev., Nov. 14, 1727. ["Graduated at Harvard College in 1683,' grandfather of Job of Providence. R.I. (his only surviving grandson" in May 1835, in his 91st y.), G.R.1.]

G.R.1.-gravestone record, Plain Burying Ground, between Broadway and Washington Street, Taunton

"Appletons' cyclopaedia of American biography, Vol. II, New York, D. Appleton and Company, 1887"

"Danforth, Samuel, another son of Samuel, clergyman, b. in Roxbury, Mass., 18 Dec., 1666; d. in Taunton, Mass., 14 Nov, 1727. He was graduated at Harvard in 1683, and subsequently became pastor of the Congregational church in Taunton. All of is contemporaries represent him as a person of great learning and as having influence among young people. During 1705 unusual attention to religion prevailed among his congregation, of which he gives an interesting account in three letters published in Prince's "Christian History." He also published "A Eulogy on Thomas Leonard" (1713); "An Election Sermon" (1714); and "An Essay concerning the Singing of Psalms" (1723). Mr. Danforth left a manuscript Indian dictionary, a part of which is now in the library of the Massachusetts historical society. It seems to have been formed from Eliot's Indian Bible, as there is a reference under every word to a passage of Scripture."

He is brother of John # 39356992 Son of Samuel & Mary Danforth.* Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy: Aug 2 2020, 15:04:34 UTC

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Rev. Samuel Danforth, Jr.'s Timeline

December 18, 1666
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
June 1, 1691
Taunton, Bristol County, Province of Massachusetts
November 11, 1692
Taunton, Bristol County, Province of Massachusetts
November 18, 1694
Massachusetts, United States
November 3, 1695
December 5, 1698
Bristol, (Present Bristol County), Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
May 22, 1703
Taunton, Bristol, MA, United States
August 16, 1709
Taunton, Bristol County, Province of Massachusetts