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Rev David Close
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Birth: Feb. 12, 1742
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Mar. 19, 1783
Putnam County
New York, USA

Rev. David Close, died March 19, 1783. Age
40 year

DAVID CLOSE, son of Solomon and Deborah (Brush) Close, of North Salem, Westchester County, New York, and grandson of Joseph and Rebecca (Tompkins) Close, of North Salem, was born in 1742 or 1743. He was thus at least 28 years of age at graduation, and immediately proceeded to the work of the ministry.

On January 7, 1772, he was licensed to preach by the Presbytery of Duchess County, New York, and soon began to supply the North Congregational or Second Church in Phillips Precinct, in the present township of Patterson, Putnam County. He was ordained and installed as pastor of that church on November 24, 1772, and served it until his death there on March 19, 1783, at the age of 40.

He is said to have been an ardent patriot and to have suffered much for the cause.

The following lines are inscribed on his tomb :
A Minister of Jesus Christ lies here,
Dear to his flock, to the great Shepherd dear,
Faithful to God and to his sacred trust,
Most strictly and inwardly just,
His soul was unaffected and sincere,
He spoke but what he thought, and void of fear
Did boldly all the truth of God proclaim,
Nor courted favor nor attempted fame.

Biographical sketches of the graduates of Yale College : with annals of the college history (1885)

Family links: 
  Solomon Close (1706 - 1778)
  Deborah Brush Close (____ - 1765)
  Hannah Comstock Close (1752 - 1795)*
  Solomon Close (1730 - 1793)*
  Nathaniel Close (1732 - 1773)*
  Deborah Close Keeler (1733 - 1788)*
  Sarah Close Delavan (1739 - 1806)*
  David Close (1742 - 1783)
  Mindwell Close (1745 - 1762)*
*Calculated relationship
Maple Avenue Cemetery
Putnam County
New York, USA
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Record added: Jan 23, 2010
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Rev David Close
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Rev David Close
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