Moody, Samuel

Moody, Samuel an American divine of some note, was born at Newbury, Massachussetts, January 4, 1676; was educated at Harvard College, where he graduated in 1697; then entered upon the special study of theology, and December 29, 1700, was ordained to the sacred ministry in the Congregational Church at York, Me., where he died, November 13, 1747. Like his namesake, Joseph, who flourished very near his time, he was eccentric, though also a very useful man. He also refused a stated salary, and( depended altogether upon voluntary contributions, many of which were spent upon the poor and the needy. He published, The Doleful State of the Damned (1710): — Judas Hung up in Chains (1714): — Election Sermon (1721): — Life and Death of Joseph Quasson, an Indian (1729). See Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors s.v.; Drake, Dict. of Amer. Biog s.v.; Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, volume 2.

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