(17411815). Father of Am. Universalism; b. Alton, Hampshire, Eng.; moved to Cork, Ireland, ca. 1752; joined Methodists ca. 1760; won for Universalism by James Relly* (see Universalists); excommunicated from the Meth. Ch.; to Am. 1770; itinerant preacher from New Eng. to Virginia; chaplain in Am. Revolution. Pastor Gloucester, Massachusetts, 177993; Boston 17931809. See also Ballou, Hosea.
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