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Rev. Jonathan Dickinson

Rev. Jonathan Dickinson[1]

Male 1688 - 1747  (59 years)

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  • Name Jonathan Dickinson 
    Rev. Jonathan Dickinson (1688-1747)
    Rev. Jonathan Dickinson (1688-1747)
    President, Princeton College (1747)
    Title Rev. 
    Born 22 Apr 1688  Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Pastor 1709  Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Ordained as pastor of the Congregation church of Elizabethtown. In 1717, Dickinson led the church into the Presbytery of Philadelphia in order to bolster the influence of dissenting churches in the region. 
    Divines
    Divines
    How beautiful upon the mountains
    are the feet of him who brings good news,
    who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness,
    who publishes salvation,
    who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.”
    Education 22 Oct 1746  Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    New Jersey Governor John Hamilton granted a charter for the establishment of Princeton College. Dickinson became its first President in April 1747.  
    Died 7 Oct 1747  Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: Smallpox 
    Buried First Presbyterian Churchyard, Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I21598  Dickinson
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2018 

    Father Hezekiah Dickinson,   b. 28 Feb 1645, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1707, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Abigail Blackman,   b. 11 Dec 1663,   d. 30 Mar 1719  (Age 55 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 4 Dec 1672  Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Family ID F6715  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joanna Melyn,   b. 24 May 1682, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1745, Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Children 
     1. Abigail Dickinson,   b. 16 Jun 1711, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1756  (Age 44 years)  [Birth]
     2. Joanna Dickinson,   b. 27 Feb 1716, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1732, Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 16 years)  [Birth]
     3. Elizabeth Dickinson,   b. 3 Feb 1720,   d. 27 Nov 1788, Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  [Birth]
     4. Martha Dickinson,   b. 18 May 1725, Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1757, Orange, Essex, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)  [Birth]
     5. Temperance Dickinson,   d. 17 Oct 1794  [Birth]
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F6716  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S336470] Wikipedia, (Online: https://en.wikipedia.org), "Jonathan Dickinson (New Jersey)" at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Dickinson_(New_Jersey).

    2. [S318] Connecticut, Town Marriage Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) [database on-line] (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006) [Original data: White, Lorraine Cook, ed. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records. Vol. 1-55. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994-2002], Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006).
      Name: Hezekiah Dickinson
      [Hezekiah Dickenson]
      Marriage Date: 4 Dec 1679
      Marriage Place: Stratford, Connecticut, USA
      Spouse: Abigail Blackman

    3. [S324] U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700 [database on-line] [Original data: Torry, Clarence A. New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004], Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2012).