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Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Maritime History.

Of a ship, to sink at sea, generally understood to be by the flooding of its hull either through springing a leak or through striking a rock. Other causes of a ship sinking, such as...

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Groves, Anthony Norris (1795–1853), missionary and a founder of the (Plymouth) Brethren

G. C. Boase.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian and Quasi-Christian Cults and Sects; Early Christianity; Religion and Education. 984 words.

Groves, Anthony Norris (1795–1853), missionary and a founder of the (Plymouth) Brethren, was born at Newton, Hampshire, on 1 February 1795. His staunchly Anglican parents had lost their...

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Russell, Charles Taze

David R. Bains.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian and Quasi-Christian Cults and Sects. 1282 words.

Russell, Charles Taze (16 February 1852–31 October 1916), founder of the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society, was born in Allegheny (now a part of Pittsburgh), Pennsylvania, the son of...

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Willard, Samuel

Richard P. Gildrie.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian and Quasi-Christian Cults and Sects; Theology. 1058 words.

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...

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Jones, Abner

David Kling.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian and Quasi-Christian Cults and Sects; Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations. 1363 words.

Jones, Abner (28 April 1772–29 May 1841), evangelist, founder and leader of the Christian Connection, was born on a farm in Royalston, Massachusetts, the son of Deacon Asa Jones and Dorcas...

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Williams, Roger

Glenn W. LaFantasie.

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; Christian and Quasi-Christian Cults and Sects. 3765 words.

Williams, Roger (1603?–1683), clergyman and founder of Rhode Island, was born in London, England, the son of James Williams, a merchant, and Alice Pemberton. His precise birth date is...

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Tomlinson, A. J.

R. G. Robins.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online October 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ethnic Politics; Christian and Quasi-Christian Cults and Sects; Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations. 1698 words.

Tomlinson, A. J. (22 September 1865–02 October 1943), Pentecostal evangelist, cofounder of the Church of God in Cleveland, Tennessee, and founder of the Church of God of Prophecy, was born...

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Hooker, Thomas

Frank Shuffelton.

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; Christian and Quasi-Christian Cults and Sects. 1958 words.

Hooker, Thomas (07 July 1586–07 July 1647), Puritan minister, an architect of the New England Way, and a founder of Hartford, Connecticut, was born in Marfield, a village in Leicestershire,...

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