John Eliot Edit Profile
Graduate Jesus College, Cambridge (England) University, 1622.
Came to Boston, 1631. Teacher in church, Boston, 1631-1632. Pastor, Roxbury, Massachusetts, 1632-1690.
Preached to Indians, 1st in English, later in their own langs. Translated New Testament (1661) and Old Testament (1663) into langs. of various Indian tribes in Massachusetts. A founder Society for Propagation of Gospel in New England.
Founded 1st Indian church, Natick, Massachusetts, 1660. His entire missionary program was destroyed by King Philip’s War. Author: A Primer or Catechism, in the Massachusetts Indian Language, 1654.
The Christian Commonwealth, 1659. The Indian Primer, 1669.
Married Ann Mumford, October 1632, 6 children.