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Clergyman

Benjamin Colman, American clergyman.

Background

Colman, Benjamin was born on October 19, 1673 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of William and Elizabeth Colman.

Education

Graduated from Harvard, 1692, A.M., 1695. Honorary Doctor of Divinity, U. Glasgow (Scotland), 1731.

Career

In England, 1695-1699. Ordained to ministry by London Presbytery, 1699. Pastor Brattle Street Church, Boston, 1699-1747.

Fellow Harvard, 1717-1728, overseer, 1728-1747. Led liberal Presbyns. in conflict with Congregationalists over proper procedure of worship until conciliation between the factions in 1700.

Connections

Married Jane Clark, October 5, 1700. Married second, Sarah (Crisp) Clark, May 6, 1732.

father:
William Colman

mother:
Elizabeth Colman

spouses:
Jane Clark

Sarah