John Brodhead

John Brodhead

Pennsylvania, USA
Death 7 Apr 1838 (aged 67)
Newfields, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
Burial Newfields, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
Memorial ID 7188027 · View Source
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US Congressman. Born in Lower Smithfield, Pennsylvania, he studied theology at the Stroudsburg (Pennsylvania) Academy and was ordained a Methodist minister in 1794. Two years later he moved to New England as a supervisor of Methodist societies in the Connecticut Valley, and in 1809 settled in Newfields, New Hampshire. He was a member of the New Hampshire State Senate from 1817 to 1827, and also officiated as chaplain of the State House of Representatives (1825). Brodhead was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first and Twenty-second Congresses, serving from 1829 to 1833; he declined to run for a third term and returned to his ministry. He died in Newfields.

Bio by: Bobb Edwards


aged 67 years.
Having been an Itinerant Minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church 45 years.
Senator & Chaplain to the Legislature of this State & a member of the Congress of the United States.
He was beloved as a husband & father, honoured as a citizen, esteemed as a statesman & venerated as a minister.



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