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Cowherd, William (1763–1816), a founder of the Bible Christians (Cowherdites) and vegetarian

Alexander Gordon.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations; Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates. 707 words.

Cowherd, William (1763–1816), a founder of the Bible Christians (Cowherdites) and vegetarian, was born in Carnforth, Lancashire. Little is known of his early life, although his parents were...

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Evans, Frederick William

Elizabeth Kolmer.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations. 1654 words.

Evans, Frederick William (09 June 1808–06 March 1893), reformer and Shaker elder, was born in Leominster, England, the son of George Evans, a soldier in the English army, and Sarah White....

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Matthews, Mark Allison

C. Allyn Russell.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations. 1458 words.

Matthews, Mark Allison (23 September 1867–05 February 1940), fundamentalist minister and civic reformer, was born in Calhoun, Georgia, the son of Mark Lafayette Matthews, the owner of a...

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Paton, John Brown (1830–1911), Congregational minister and philanthropist

Alexander Gordon.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations. 1333 words.

Paton, John Brown (1830–1911), Congregational minister and philanthropist, the eldest of the eight children of Alexander Paton, a shopkeeper, and his wife, Mary, daughter of Andrew Brown of...

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Reed, Andrew (1787–1862), philanthropist and Congregational minister

H. C. G. Matthew.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations. 989 words.

Reed, Andrew (1787–1862), philanthropist and Congregational minister, born at Beaumont House, Butcher Row, St Clement Danes, London, on 27 November 1787, was the fourth son of Andrew Reed,...

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Sunday, Billy

Lyle W. Dorsett.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations. 1750 words.

Sunday, Billy (19 November 1862–06 November 1935), evangelist and professional baseball player, was born William Ashley Sunday, Jr., in a two-room cabin on a small farm in Story County,...

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Ward, Henry Dana

William H. Brackney.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 1219 words.

Ward, Henry Dana (13 January 1797–29 February 1884), reformer and clergyman, was born in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, the son of Thomas Walter Ward, a sheriff, and Elizabeth Denny. Ward...

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Willing, Jennie Fowler

Joanne Carlson Brown.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates; Gender and Politics; History of Gender and Sexuality; Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations. 1360 words.

Willing, Jennie Fowler (22 January 1834–06 October 1916), evangelist, reformer, and church worker, was born in Burford, Canada West (present-day Ontario), the daughter of Horatio Fowler, a...

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