Rev Nathaniel EELLS

Male 1711 - 1786  (75 years)


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  • Name Nathaniel EELLS  [1
    • Was the third ordained minister of Stonington, a graduate of Harvard College in 1728. After he was ordained in 1733, he pursued his labors with unremitting zeal and success. He lived on Hinckley Hill, and preached in the Center Meeting house until 1762, when Mr. Rossiter d. in 1762. Then, upon the request of the east and west parishes in Stonington, he preached at the Centre and Agreement Hill or Road meeting house for a year or two, after which he preached at the Road in the morning, and in the old Academy at Stonington Point, in the afternoon, until the Centre meeting house was taken down, and re-ercted in the village of Stonington. When the war of the Revolution broke out, and the news of the battle of Lexington set the patriotism of the country on fire, Putnam left his plough and Mr. Eells his pulpit, and rushed to Boston to defend with their lives if need be, the liberties of their country. Mr. Eells was a great favorite, especially among the young people, and an able devoted preacher of the Gospel. [1]
    Prefix Rev 
    Born 4 Feb 1711  Stonington, New London Co. Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Jun 1786  [1
    Person ID I88429  Main Tree
    Last Modified 21 May 2020 

    Father Rev Nathaniel EELLS,   b. 26 Nov 1677, Milford, New Haven Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1750, Norwell, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Hannah NORTH,   b. 15 Aug 1677, Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1754, Norwell, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F36405  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mercy CUSHING 
    Married 18 Oct 1733  [1
    Children 
     1. Edward EELLS,   b. 9 Jan 1739, Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    +2. Mercy EELLS,   b. Abt 1742,   d. 7 Jul 1833  (Age ~ 91 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 6 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F36456  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary ? 
    Married Between 1747-1754  [1
    Children 
     1. Benjamin EELLS,   b. 6 Sep 1763, Stonington, New London Co. Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Last Modified 13 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F36457  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S9214] History of the Town of Stonington, County of New London, Connectict, Richard Anson Wheeler.