Rev John “Apostle to the Indians” Eliot Sr.

Rev John “Apostle to the Indians” Eliot Sr.

Birth
Widford, East Hertfordshire District, Hertfordshire, England
Death 20 May 1690 (aged 85)
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Unknown
Memorial ID 5838759 View Source
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Known as "Apostle to the Indians". Arrived in U.S. in 1631. Became Pastor of Roxbury MA, Church in 1641. Established Roxbury Latin School in 1645. He founded at Natick, MA, the first Indian Church in New England. Completed the Indian translation of the bible in Algonquin and it was the first BIBLE printed in America in 1663. In 1689, he gave his new John Eliot School, seventy-five acres of his own land, "for the teaching and instructing of the Children of that end of the Town (together such Negroes or Indians as may come to the said Schoole)", in Jamaica Plains, MA.


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HERE LIE THE REMAINS OF
JOHN ELIOT.
The
APOSTLE TO THER INDIANS
Ordained over the First Church Nov 1632
Died May 20, 1690, Aged LXXXVI.
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Also of
THOMAS WALTER.
Ordained Oct 19, 1718 Died Jan 10 1725
Aged XXIX
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NEHEMIAH WALTER.
Ordained Oct 17, 1688. Died Sept. 17, 1750
Aged LXXXVII.
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OLIVER PEABODY.
Ordained Nov. 7, 1750. Died May 29, 1752
Aged XXXII
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AMOS ADAMS.
Ordained Sept. 12, 1753. Died Oct. 5, 1773
Aged LIV.
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ELIPHALET PORTER.
Ordained Oct. 2, 1782. Died Dec. 7, 1783.
Aged LXXI.


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