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Murray, John

Born: 1741 AD
Died: 1815 AD
Nationality: English
Categories: Clergymen

1741 – Murray, John, founder of the Universalist denomination in America was born in England.

1770 – Murray emigrated to America where, after traveling as a Universalist preacher for four years in New Jersey, New York, and New England, he settled in Gloucester, Mass. He continued his preaching there and in nearby centers.

1775 – General Washington announced Murray’s appointment as chaplain to the Rhode Island troops.

1788 – Judith Sargent Stevens married John Murray in Salem, Massachusetts.

1793 – He served as pastor of the newly organized Independent Church of Christ at Gloucester until he was called to the pastorate of the Universalist Society of Boston.