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Clergyman

Thaddeus Mason Harris, American clergyman.

Background

Harris, Thaddeus Mason was born on July 7, 1768 in Charlestown, Massachusetts, United States. Son of William and Rebekah (Mason) Harris.

Education

Graduated from Harvard, 1787, A.M., 1790, S.T.D. (honorary), 1813.

Career

Ordained minister Unitarian Church, 1793. Pastor 1st Church, Dorchester, Massachusetts, 1793-1839. Disliked denominational titles, believed doctrine of Trinity to be contradictory, believed in atonement and supernatural grace.

Edited Massachusetts Magazine, 1795, 96. Librarian Massachusetts History Society, 1837-1842. Superintendent public schools, Dorchester.

Satirized by Leonard Withington (writing under name John Oldbury) as Doctor Snivelwell in The Puritan. Author: Discourses in Favor of Free.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Discourses in Favor of Free Masonry, 1803. Journal of a Tour of the Territory Northwest of the Alleghany Mountains (based on Western tour 1802), 1805. A Natural History of the Bible, 1821.

      Memoirs of James Ogelthorpe, 1841.

Connections

Married Mary Dix, January 28, 1795, 1 son, Thaddeus William.

father:
William Harris

mother:
Rebekah (Mason) Harris

spouse:
Mary Dix