Died as the result of a fall, on an icy sidewalk. Attended the Adams' Meeting House, a rude church near Swedensborough. His parents died when he was a youth, and he cared for his younger brother, who became a successful businessman.
A master of Greek, Latin and Hebrew. Read the English Bible consecutively 41 times through.
m1 Mary Purdy, eleven children, married for 47 years. m2 Elizabeth Abel.
His last diary entry says "at peace with God and all his works."