Rev. Jacob Johnson, A.M.

Rev. Jacob Johnson, A.M. (HM2HCV)

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N 41° 15.472', W 75° 52.214'

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Born at Wallingford, Conn. Apr. 1713

—Died at Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Mar. 15, 1797 —

Graduated Yale College, 1740.
Pastor Congregational Church, Groton,
Connecticut, 1749 - 1772.
First Pastor Wilkes-Barre Congregation
(subsequently First Presbyterian)
1772 - 1797.
He made missionary journeys to the Six
Nations, preaching in the Indian language.
He was an early outspoken advocate of
American liberty, and a commanding figure
in the early history of Wyoming [Pa.].
He wrote the Articles of Capitulation
following the destruction of the infant
settlement by the British and Indians
in 1779 and was a firm and self sacrificing
defender of the Connecticut Titles
throughout the prolonged land contest.
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 427097 N 4567748
Decimal Degrees41.25786667, -75.87023333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 15.472', W 75° 52.214'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 15' 28.32" N, 75° 52' 12.84" W
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