|Birth: ||May 8, 1714, USA|
|Death: ||Jul. 16, 1771, USA|
Rev. Devotion "was ardently interested in the politics of Connecticut and represented Windham in the General Assembly, from 1760 until 1771, the year of his death." His wife was Martha Lathrop Devotion.
His oldest daughter, Martha (Memorial# 8135256), was married, in 1761, to Samuel Huntington of Connecticut, who became signer of the Declaration of Independence, Governor of Connecticut, and in 1779, President of the Continental Congress."
"After several attempts, which from one cause or another proved abortive, the society succeeded in obtaining the services of a minister to be permanently located among them. This they found in the person of Ebenezer Devotion, son of Reverend Ebenezer Devotion of Suffield, a young man of good abilities, pleasing address and unimpeachable orthodoxy, who had just completed his ministerial studies, having graduated from Yale College in 1732, and was just twenty-one years of age when called to this parish. On the 22d of October, 1735, a church was organized and Mr. Devotion ordained as its pastor, on a settlement of £300 and a salary of £140 a year, which was afterward increased by an additional thirty pounds_ Eighty-nine members were dismissed from the First church of Windham to form the Scotland church. Edward Waldo and Nathaniel Bingham were chosen deacons."
"Reverend Ebenezer Devotion was held in high reputation as " a great divine, a pious man, an able politician, eminent for every kind of merit." After the passage of the stamp act, he was chosen to represent the town of Windham in the general assembly as the man most competent to advise in that great crisis. He died while yet in the prime of life, in Jury, 1771, being fifty-seven years of age, leaving a large family of sons and daughters."
FAG member 47446515 adds: Colonial Collegians - Ebenezer Devotion (Yale, 1732)says he was b. May 8, 1714, in Suffield (then in MA, now in CT) & d. July 16, 1771, Scotland, Windham, CT, aged 57 years.
Ebenezer Devotion (1684 - 1741)
Hannah Breck Devotion (1686 - 1718)
Martha Devotion Cogswell (____ - 1795)
Martha Lothrop Cogswell (1716 - 1795)*
Martha Devotion Huntington (____ - 1794)*
Ebenezer Devotion (____ - 1829)*
Hannah Devotion Huntington (1743 - 1771)*
Lucy Devotion Baker (1754 - 1842)*
Ebenezer Devotion (1714 - 1771)
Hannah Devotion King (1716 - 1805)*
Jemima Devotion Bidwell (1727 - 1771)**
Keziah Devotion Smith (1733 - 1761)**
Old Scotland Cemetery (North)
Created by: Jack S.
Record added: Jun 06, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70951846