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Bliss, Philip Paul

Daniel W. Stowell.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques; Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations; Composition. 966 words.

Bliss, Philip Paul (09 July 1838–29 December 1876), hymnodist and musical evangelist, was born in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, the son of Isaac Bliss and Lydia Doolittle, farmers. As an...

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Ford, David Everard (1797–1875), Congregational minister and composer

John Brown.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations; Composition. 355 words.

Ford, David Everard (1797–1875), Congregational minister and composer, was born on 13 September 1797 at Long Melford, Suffolk, where his father, David Ford, was Independent minister. After...

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Hart, Joseph (1711/12–1768), Independent minister and hymn writer

J. M. Rigg.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations; Religion; Composition. 431 words.

Hart, Joseph (1711/12–1768), Independent minister and hymn writer, was born in London. Little is known about his early life except that his parents were Independents and that he had a...

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Kelly, Thomas (1769–1855), hymn writer and founder of the Kellyites

Grayson Carter.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations; Religion; Composition. 789 words.

Kelly, Thomas (1769–1855), hymn writer and founder of the Kellyites, was born at Kellyville, Queen's county, on 13 July 1769, the only son of Thomas (d. 1809), the Rt Hon. Chief Baron Kelly...

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La Trobe, Christian Ignatius (1758–1836), Moravian minister and composer

John C. S. Mason.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations; Composition. 978 words.

La Trobe, Christian Ignatius (1758–1836), Moravian minister and composer, was born on 12 February 1758 at Fulneck in Yorkshire. He was the eldest son of Benjamin La Trobe (1728–1786), a...

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Perronet, Edward (1721–1792), Independent minister and hymn writer

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations; Religion; Composition. 3 words.

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Peter, John Frederick

Karl Kroeger.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations; Composition. 1081 words.

Peter, John Frederick (19 May 1746–13 July 1813), minister of the Moravian church (Unitas Fratrum), composer, and church record keeper, minister of the Moravian church (Unitas Fratrum),...

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Proud, Joseph (1745–1826), Swedenborgian preacher and hymn writer

Peter J. Lineham.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations; Religion; Composition. 568 words.

Proud, Joseph (1745–1826), Swedenborgian preacher and hymn writer, was born at Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, on 22 March 1745, the son of John Proud (d. 1784), a General Baptist minister,...

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Rodeheaver, Homer Alvin

Charles K. Wolfe.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques; Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations; Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations. 758 words.

Rodeheaver, Homer Alvin (04 October 1880–18 December 1955), evangelist, musician, and music publisher, was born in Cinco Hollow, Ohio, the son of Thurman Hall Rodeheaver, who was in the...

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Sankey, Ira David

Edith L. Blumhofer.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques; Composition; Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations. 776 words.

Sankey, Ira David (28 August 1840–14 August 1908), singing evangelist and gospel songwriter, was born in Edinburg, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, the son of David Sankey and Mary Leeper....

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