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Samuel WILLARD[1]

Male 1640 - 1707


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  • Born  31 Jan 1639/40  Concord, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  12 Sep 1707  Boston, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I466  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  13 Apr 2011 

    Father  Simon WILLARD,   b. 1604, Horsmonden, Kent Co., England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1676, Charlestown, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Mother  Mary (Sharpe or DUNSTER),   d. UNKNOWN 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Family ID  F098  Group Sheet

    Children 
     1. Josiah WILLARD,   d. UNKNOWN
     2. John WILLARD,   d. UNKNOWN
    Family ID  F188  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 31 Jan 1639/40 - Concord, MA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Samuel, clergyman, born in Concord, Massachusetts, 31 January, 1640; died in Boston, Massachusetts, 12 September, 1707, was graduated at Harvard in 1659, studied divinity, was ordained minister at Groton in 1663, and continued there until the Indian war of 1676. He became colleague with the Reverend Thomas Thacher, the first pastor of the Old South church in Boston, and contion with that church until his death. A story illustrating his excellent delivery is told. His son-in-law, the Reverend Samuel Neal, preached for him in the Old South church, and the sermon being considered very poor, the congregation requested that, he should not be invited to fill the pulpit. Mr. Willard borrowed the identical sermon and read it to the same audience, which immediately requested a copy for publication. On the retirement of Increase Mather from the presidency of Harvard, Mr. Willard, being vice-president, succeeded to the government of Chat college, serving in 1701-'7. He published numerous sermons, including " Sermon occasioned by the Death of John Leverett, Governor of Massachusetts " (Boston, 16'79); "The Duty of a People that have renewed their Covenant with God" 11680); "Ne Sutor ultra Crepidam, or Brief Animadversions upon the New England Anabaptists' Late Fallacious Narrative" (1681); "Mourner's Cordial against Excessive Sorrow" (1691) ; "Peril of the Times displayed" (1700); and other treatises, and left "Expositions upon Psalms, Romans, Corinthians, and Galatians," and other compositions in manuscript, which were edited and published by Joseph Sewall and Thomas Prince, colleague pastors of the Old South church, with the title of " A Compleat Body of Divinity in Two Hundred and Fifty Lectures on the Assembly's Shorter Catechism," in what is said to be the first miscellaneous folio volume that was published in this country (Boston, 1726).

  • Sources 
    1. [S02570] www.famousamericans.net, edited by Appletons Encyclopedia, (copyright 2001 Virtualology).