Newell, Ebenezer Francis

Newell, Ebenezer Francis a pioneer preached of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born in Brookfield, Mass., Sept. 1, 1775; joined a Methodist society in St. Stephen's, New Brunswick, June 29, 1800; was licensed as a local preacher, and appointed to Centre Harbor Circuit by the London Quarterly Meeting March 23, 1806; was licensed as a travelling preacher July 25, 1807, and successively held the following appointments: Pembroke, March 20, 1806; Centre Harbor, 1806; Landaff, 1807; Huftonboro, 1808; Hallowell, 1809; Norridgewock, Vt., 1810: Danville, Vt., 1811; Barre, Vt., 1812; Barnard,Vt., 1813; Pittstown, Me., 1814; Bristol, Me., 1815; Durham, 1816; Readfield, 1817; St. Croix. 1818. Located, 1819: Thomaston Circuit, 1821; Norridgewock, 1822; Pittstown, 1823; Dennisville, 1824. In 1825 he was made supernuerrary, and employed as Conference missionary in behalf of Maine Wesleyan Seminary, resuming work again in 1826-7, and was appointed to Bethel, Me.; Kennebunkport, 1828-9; Kittery, 1830; Brookfield and Belchertown, 1831; Northbridge and Uxbridge, 1832; Brookfield and Belchertown, 1834; Spencer and Leicester, 1835; Hopkinton, 1836; Marlboro and Harvard, 1837; Harvard and Leominster, 1838; North Brookfield, 1839; North Brookfield and Paxton, 1840; Charlton and Springfield, 1841-2. He was finally superannuated in 1842, and died March 8, 1867, at Johnsville, S. C., where he was staying with his son.

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