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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore), chapter 238 (search)
HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MEDFORD, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, IN 1630, TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1855. (ed. Charles Brooks), Chapter
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
Clarke, John 1609- 1676 (search)
Clarke, John 1609-1676 Clergyman; born in Bedfordshire, England, Oct. 8, 1609; emigrated to Boston in 1637, but, espousing the cause of Anne Hutchinson (q. v.), and claiming full toleration in religious belief, he was obliged to flee. He was welcomed to Providence by Roger Williams. He was one of the company who gained Rhode Island from the Indians, and began a settlement at Pocasset in 1638. A preacher of the Gospel, he founded, at Newport (1664), the second Baptist church in America. He was treasurer of the colony in 1649. Mr. Clarke was persecuted while visiting friends in Massachusetts, and driven out of the colony. He accompanied Williams to England in 1651 as agent for the colony, where he remained nearly twelve years, and returned (1663) with a second charter for Rhode Island. He resumed his pastorate at Newport, where for three successive years he was deputygovernor of the colony. His publications include Ill news from New England; Or a narrative of New England's pe
Meade, William -1862 Clergyman; born near Millwood, Frederick (now Clarke) co., Va., Nov. 11, 1789; son of Richard Kidder Meade, one of Washington's confidential aides; graduated at Princeton in 1808, and became a minister of the Protestant Episcopal Church. He was an earnest and active worker for his church and the best interests of religion. In 1829 he was made assistant bishop of the diocese of Virginia, and became bishop on the death of Bishop Moore in 1841. For several years he was the acknowledged head of the evangelical branch of the Church in the United States. In 1856 he published Old churches, ministers, and families in Virginia. He died in Richmond, Va., March 14, 1862.