The Congregational Church & Its Pastors
In Hampton [Windham Co.], Con.;
Jonathan Clark.;
New England Historical & Genealogical Register
Vol 13, April 1859, p 169-170


For 135 years, from its Organization at the time of the Ordination of Rev. Wm. Billings,
5th June, 1723, to the 5th June, 1858.

MinisterOrd'n, Death
or Dismissal
Time of Ser.
& Interval
Members Admitted
Male - Female
Rev. Wm. BILLINGS ordained & the Church organized 5 Jun 1723   39   -   31
Rev. BILLINGS d. aged 36 yr, 3 m, 5d 20 May 1733 9 y 11 m 15 d 82   -   90
Interval when not settled pastor       11 m 26 d  
Rev. Samuel MOSELEY ordained 15 May 1734   80   -   74
Rev. MOSLEY d. aged 82 y 11 m 11 d 26 Jul 1791 57 yr 2 m 11 d 145   -   222
Interval when not settled pastor       1 y 2 m 21 d  
Rev. Ludovicus WELD ordained 17 Oct 1792    
Rev. WELD Dismissed by his request 2 Mar 1824 31 y 4 m 14 d 74   -   158
Rev. WELD Died in Bellville, N. Jersey, Aged 78 y 27d 9 Oct 1844    
Interval       2 m 24 d  
Rev. Daniel Green SPRAGUE installed 26 May 1824    
Rev. SPRAGUE Dismissed by his request 17 Apr 1838 13 y 10 m 22 d 39   -   85
Interval       2 y 4 m 30 d  
Rev. Daniel Clark FROST ordained 16 Sep 1840    
Rev. FROST Dismissed by his urgent request 19 Oct 1841 1 y 1 m 3 d 3   -   8
Interim       11 m 2 d  
Rev. William BARNES ordained 21 Sep 1842    
Rev. BARNES Dismissed by Council 22 Sep 1847 5 y 0 m 1 d 16   -   25
Interval       5 m 5 d  
Rev. Richard WOODRUFF stated supply 27 Feb 1848    
Time expired as hired 9 Apr 1851 3 y 1 m 13 d 2   -   3
Interval       4 y 6 m 8 d 6   -   15
Rev. George SOULE ordained 17 Oct 1855    
Time up to Jun 5, '58 to make 135 years       2 y 7 m 19 d 16   -   39
    Members admitted during intervals 8   -   10
    ----------- ---   -   ---
    135 years 510   -   760
      760              
      ---             
    Members admitted 1270              

Baptisms in said 135 years

Minister Males Females
BILLINGS 121 119
MOSELEY 651 688
WELD 204 203
SPRAGUE 74 83
FROST 3 2
BARNES 9 14
SOULE 10 29
At intervals 26 32
Totals 1098 11702268

Deacons in said 135 years & when they were chosen

  • 19 Jun 1723 - John DURGY, from Gloucester, Ms.; d. 11 Sep 1739, 75
  • 19 Jun 1723 - Thomas MARSH, d. aged about 76
  • 17 Aug 1737 - John CLARK, from Gloucester, Ms.; d. 9 Nov 1782, 90 ys. 3 d.
  • 17 Aug 1737 - Wm. DURGY, from Gloucester, Ms.; d. 17 Mar 1753, 53 y 1 m 17 d.
  • 02 Oct 1738 - Thomas STEDMAN, from Brookline, Ms.; died aged 77
  • 01 Mar 1744 - Ebenezer GRIFFIN, from Newton, Mass.
  • 09 Jul 1761 - Nath'l MOSELEY fm. Dorchester, Ms.; d. 7 Mar 1788, 72-3-3
  • 28 Mar 1779 - Isaac BENNET, died 17 Jul 1817, aged 70
  • 16 Apr 1788 - Ebenezer MOSLEY, d. 28 Aug 1845, aged 84 y. 27 d.
  • 20 Dec 1815 - Abijah FULLER, died 4 May 1734, aged 80 y. 8 m. 29 d.
  • 25 Sep 1824 - Ariel SESSIONS, died in Chaplin, 3 Oct 1849, 80 y. 3 m. 22 d.
  • 25 Sep 1824 - Ransom KINGSBURY, removed to Pomfret
  • 27 Apr 1825 - Rufus LUMMIS, removed to Woodstock
  • 30 Apr 1830 - Harvey LUMMIS, removed to Woodstock
  • 10 Apr 1839 - Chauncey BOWERS, d. 20 Sep 1855, aged 54
  • 03 Sep 1841 - James W. SPRAGUE, d. 22 Sep 1841, aged 64.
  • 03 Sep 1841 - Lyman FOSTER, acting Deacon
  • 13 Mar 1845 - Robert D. DORANCE, sick
  • 14 Jan 1854 - Alexander DORANCE, acting Deacon.

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