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Alline, Henry (1748–1784), evangelist and hymn writer, was born in Newport, Rhode Island, on 14 June 1748, the second son of William Alline and Rebecca Clark. His father, who was probably a miller, responded to the announcements of free land in Nova Scotia...

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Collins, John (1632?–1687), Independent minister, born in England but educated in America, was the son of Edward Collins (d. 1689), a deacon of the Congregational church at Cambridge, Massachusetts. Collins graduated from Harvard College in 1649, proceeding MA in 1652, and was incorporated MA at the ...

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Franklin, Benjamin (1706–1790), natural philosopher, writer, and revolutionary politician in America, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, New England, on 6 January 1706 and baptized later that day. His parents were Josiah Franklin (1657–1745), a tallow chandler and soap maker who had emigrated from ...

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Johnson, Edward (bap. 1598, d. 1672), historian, was born at Canterbury, Kent, and baptized at St George's Church there on 16 September 1598, the eldest son of William Johnson (1559–1637) and his wife, Susan Porredge (1566–1604). Like his father, he was brought up to the trade of joiner, though later in ...

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Ward, Nathaniel (1578–1652), clergyman and compiler of a law code for Massachusetts, was born in Haverhill, Suffolk, the second of five children of John Ward (d. 1598), lecturer successively of Haverhill, Writtle in Essex, and Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, and his wife, ...