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Clergyman

James Freeman, American clergyman. member Massachusetts Constitutional Convention, 1820-1821; member American Academy Arts and Sciences.

Background

Freeman, James was born on April 22, 1759 in Charlestown, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Constant and Lois (Cobb) Freeman.

Education

Graduated from Harvard, 1777, honorary Doctor of Divinity, 1811.

Career

Chosen reader by vestry of King’s Chapel (1st Episcopal Church in New England), Boston, 1782. Ordained to ministry Protestant Episcopal Church, 1787. Converted to Unitarianism.

His break with Episcopal Church and Trinitarianism resulted in establishment of King’s Chapel as 1st Unitarian Church in American, minister, 1787-1826. A founder Massachusetts History Society, recording secretary, 1798-1812. Member Massachusetts Constitutional Convention, 1820-1821.

Member American Academy Arts and Sciences Author: Sermons on Particular Occasions, published 1812.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Sermons on Particular Occasions, published 1812.

Membership

Member Massachusetts Constitutional Convention, 1820-1821. Member American Academy Arts and Sciences.

Connections

Married Martha Curtis, July 17, 1783, 1 adopted child.

father:
Constant Freeman

mother:
Lois (Cobb) Freeman

spouse:
Martha Curtis