Rev Samuel Danforth

Rev Samuel Danforth

Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 14 Nov 1727 (aged 60)
Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Section 59 grave 4
Memorial ID 91279372 View Source
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Information from Vital Records of Taunton, Massachusetts to the year 1850. Listed as follows:

Danforth, Samuel, Rev., Nov. 14, 1727. ["Graduated at Harvard College in 1683,' grandfather of Job of Providence. R.I. (his only surviving grandson" in May 1835, in his 91st y.), G.R.1.]

G.R.1.-gravestone record, Plain Burying Ground, between Broadway and Washington Street, Taunton


"Appletons' cyclopaedia of American biography, Vol. II, New York, D. Appleton and Company, 1887"

"Danforth, Samuel, another son of Samuel, clergyman, b. in Roxbury, Mass., 18 Dec., 1666; d. in Taunton, Mass., 14 Nov, 1727. He was graduated at Harvard in 1683, and subsequently became pastor of the Congregational church in Taunton. All of is contemporaries represent him as a person of great learning and as having influence among young people. During 1705 unusual attention to religion prevailed among his congregation, of which he gives an interesting account in three letters published in Prince's "Christian History." He also published "A Eulogy on Thomas Leonard" (1713); "An Election Sermon" (1714); and "An Essay concerning the Singing of Psalms" (1723). Mr. Danforth left a manuscript Indian dictionary, a part of which is now in the library of the Massachusetts historical society. It seems to have been formed from Eliot's Indian Bible, as there is a reference under every word to a passage of Scripture."


He is brother of John # 39356992
Son of Samuel & Mary Danforth.


Sacred to the memory
who was born in Roxbury Dec. 18, 1666
graduated at Harvard College in 1683
was ordained & settled as the Fourth
Minister in Taunton & continued in
the Ministry 44 years to the time of
his death, which was on Nov. 14, 1727.

He was distinguished for his piety
& learning & for his Zeal & persuasive
eloquence in the pulpit & beloved
for the amiable qualifies of this heart
& for the parental influence he took in the
temporal & eternal welfare of the people
under his charge.

This stone is erected May 1835 by his
only surviving grandson, JOB DANFORTH,
of Providencem R.I. now in the 91st year
of his age.

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