Bailey, Jacob

Bailey, Jacob a "frontier missionary" of the Protestant Episcopal Church, was born in Rowley, Mass., 1731. He graduated at Harvard in 1755, and in 1758 was licensed to preach by the Congregational Association at Exeter, N. H. In 1759 he left the Congregational Church, and embarked for England, to be ordained for the ministry in the Church of England. In March of the following year he was ordained, and appointed a missionary of the "Society for Propagating the Gospel in Foreign Parts" to Pownalboro', Me. He immediately returned and entered on his duties. Taking the side of England in the Revolution, he escaped to Halifax, N. S., in 1779, and labored as a missionary there and at Cornwallis until his death, July 26, 1808. See Bartlet, Life of Rev. Jacob Bailey (N. Y. 8vo). — Sprague, Annals, v. 204.

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