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Rev Benjamin Doolittle

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Rev Benjamin Doolittle

  • Birth 10 Jul 1695 Wallingford, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
  • Death 9 Jan 1748 Northfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Burial Northfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Memorial ID 38880110

1st Pastor of Church of Christ in Northfield, MA. He died in his 30th year of ministry.

Benjamin was the son of John Doolittle and Mary (Peck) Doolittle. He married Lydia Todd on Oct 24,1717 at New Haven,CT. Benjamin Doolittle also graduated from Yale.

Benjamin Doolittle also served as the town's physician and treated soldiers during the French and Indian War. The town of Northfield held a meeting because they paid taxes back then for him to be their minister. The people in the town brought up that he was paying too much attention to his medical practice and not enough to his ministry.


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In memory of Mr. Benjamin Doolittle First Pastor of the Church of Christ in Northfield Who died Jany ye 9th 1748 in the 54th year of his age and 30th year of his ministry.

Blessed with good intellectual parts
Well Skilled in two important arts
Nobly he filled the double station
Both as a preacher & a physician
To cure men's sicknesses & sins
He took unwearied care & pains
And strove to make his patients whole
Thoughout in body & soul
He loved his God lov'd ye to do good
To all his friends vast kindness show'd
Nor could his enemies exclaim
And say he was not kind to them
His labors met a sudden close
Now he enjoys a sweet repose
And when the just to life shall rise
Among the first he'll mount the skies


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  • Created by: lynnz74
  • Added: 29 Jun 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 38880110
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Benjamin Doolittle (10 Jul 1695–9 Jan 1748), Find A Grave Memorial no. 38880110, citing Center Cemetery, Northfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by lynnz74 (contributor 46870237) .