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Willard, Samuel

Richard P. Gildrie

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/anb/9780198606697.article.0100974

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Willard, Samuel (31 January 1640–12 September 1707), Puritan clergyman and theologian, was born in Concord, Massachusetts, the son of Simon Willard and Mary Sharpe. Simon Willard was one of the town’s founders and its first deputy to the Massachusetts General Court. From 1654 to 1676 he sat on the colony’s Court of Assistants. Samuel Willard graduated from Harvard in 1659, and in the early 1660s he was granted an M.A....

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Subjects: Christian and Quasi-Christian Cults and Sects ; Theology

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