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Vinton, John Adams 1801-1877 Clergyman; born in Boston, Mass., Feb. 5, 1801; graduated at Dartmouth College in 1828, and at Andover Theological Seminary in 1831; ordained in the Congregational Church in 1832, and held pastorates in Maine, Vermont, and Massachusetts; was agent of the American Society for Improving the Condition of the Jews; chaplain of the Massachusetts State almshouse in 1859-60; and later devoted himself to genealogical researches. He contributed many articles to periodicals, and was author of Deborah Sampson, the Female soldier of the Revolution, etc. He died in Winchester, Mass, Nov. 13, 1877.