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Clergyman

James Dana, American clergyman.

Background

Dana, James was born on May 11, 1735 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Caleb and Phoebe (Chandler) Dana.

Education

Graduated from Harvard, 1753. Honorary Doctor of Divinity, U. Edinburgh Scotland), 1768.

Career

1 son, Samuel Whittelsey. Called to pastorate Congregational Church, Wallingford, Connecticut, 1758. Involved in “Wallingford Controversy” over his beliefs (belonged to “Old Light” party, his church declared separate by “New Light” group).

Pastor 1st Congregational Church, New Haven, Connecticut, 1789-1805 (dismissed). Author: An Examination of the Late Reverend President Edward’s Enquiry on Freedom of Will, published anonymously, 1770. The “Examination …” Continued, 1773.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: An Examination of the Late Reverend President Edward’s Enquiry on Freedom of Will, published anonymously, 1770. The “Examination …” Continued, 1773.

Connections

Married Catherine Whittelsey, May 8, 1759. Married second, Mistress.; married 3d, Mistress.

father:
Caleb Dana

mother:
Phoebe (Chandler) Dana

spouses:
Catherine Whittelsey

Mistress

Mistress