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Ashmun, Jehudi

Salim Yaqub.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Religion and Education. 1133 words.

Ashmun, Jehudi (21 April 1794–25 August 1828), colonial agent and missionary in West Africa, was born in Champlain, New York, the son of Samuel Ashmun, a justice of the peace, and Parthenia...

Bailey, Jacob

Sally Schwartz.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Religion and Education; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 1177 words.

Bailey, Jacob (1731–26 July 1808), Anglican missionary and Loyalist, was born in Rowley, Massachusetts, the son of David Bailey and Mary Hodgkins, farmers. The details of Bailey’s early...

Freeman, Thomas Birch (1809–1890), missionary and colonial official

John Flint.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Religion and Education. 662 words.

Freeman, Thomas Birch (1809–1890), missionary and colonial official, was born on 6 December 1809 at Twyford, near Winchester, of an African father, Thomas Freeman, a farmer, and an English...

Judd, Gerrit Parmele

Lela Goodell.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History; World History; Medicine and Health; US Politics; Religion and Education. 1293 words.

Judd, Gerrit Parmele (23 April 1803–12 July 1873), physician, medical missionary, and Hawaiian government official and adviser, was born in Paris, New York, the son of Elnathan Judd, Jr., a...

Mayhew, Thomas (bap. 1593, d. 1682), colonial governor and missionary in America

Daniel R. Mandell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religion and Education; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 924 words.

Mayhew, Thomas (bap. 1593, d. 1682), colonial governor and missionary in America, was baptized on 1 April 1593 at St John the Baptist parish, Tisbury, Wiltshire, the son of Matthew Mayhew (dnull...

Mayhew, Thomas, Jr.

John A. Schutz.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religion and Education; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 847 words.

Mayhew, Thomas, Jr. (1621–1657), missionary and settler of Martha's Vineyard, missionary and settler of Martha’s Vineyard, was born in Southampton, England, the son of Thomas Mayhew, a...

Pierson, Abraham

R. W. Roetger.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Religion and Education. 575 words.

Pierson, Abraham (1609–09 August 1678), colonial minister, missionary, leader of Branford, Connecticut, and cofounder of Newark, New Jersey, was born in Yorkshire, England. Nothing is known...

White, Elijah

Carol Kammen.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Native American History; World History; Business and Management; Religion and Education. 1103 words.

White, Elijah (03 April 1806–03 April 1879), medical missionary, federal agent, and proponent of westward emigration, was born in Havana, now Montour Falls, New York, the son of the...