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Samuel Danforth (1666–1727)

Danforth, Samuel. An American clergyman of learning and influence. He was born in Roxbury, MA, Dec. 18, 1666, and died in Taunton, MA, Nov. 14, 1727. He was pastor of the Congregational Church at Taunton, MA, and during a religious awakening wrote three famous descriptive letters. He published a ‘Eulogy on Thomas Leonard’ (1713); ‘Essays Concerning the Singing of Psalms’ (1723); and prepared an Indian dictionary now the property of the Massachusetts Historical Society.