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James DANA, [Rev.]

James DANA, [Rev.]

Male 1735 - 1812  (77 years)

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  • Name James DANA  [1, 2
    Suffix [Rev.] 
    Born 11 May 1735  Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 18 May 1735 
    Gender Male 
    AFN ZRCD-8Q 
    _FSFTID L4QJ-PLZ 
    _UID 834657CDE149CD4BBFF9A808F2E359A0656B 
    Died 18 Aug 1812  New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I614  John Whittelsey (1623-1704) Descendants
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2014 

    Family Ancestors Katherine WHITTELSEY,   b. 21 Dec 1728, Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1795, Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 8 May 1759  Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    Married: 1x1. Samuel Whittelsey DANA,   b. 13 Feb 1760, Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1830, Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    Family ID F270  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 May 1735 - Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 May 1759 - Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Aug 1812 - New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • From Ancestral File (TM), data as of 2 January 1996.

      A council was called to "settle" Mr. Dana, and a consociation to prevent his ordination met in Wallingford, Connecticut the same day, Oct 11, 1758. The council denied the jurisdiction of the consociation and "settled" him, but his pastoral relattions were dissolved by that body. It was a contoversy between the "old lights" and the "new light" parties. Mr Dana was understood to belong to the liberal school. In 1768, he was honored with the degree of Doctor of Divinity from the University of Edinburgh. 1789 called to the pastoral charge of the First Church of New Haven. His health failed in 1804. He retired July 30, 1805. He manifested his feelings at being snubbed so curtly by always afterward attending public service at the College chapel. In his old age he was recollected as personally a mere shadow of a man, tall, slender and ghastly. His prayers at communion service in the chapel were remarkably long, solemn, reverential and impressive. He was trustee of Yale Colllege, and an engraving of him adorns the historical discourses of Rev. Dr. Bacon. He married (1) Katherine Whittelsey, (2) Abigail Porter, on the 10th of July 1796; she died Mar 17, 1798; (3) Mary MIles, Sept. 14, 1798; she died 31 Dec 1831, age 91 years. A red sandstone monument, in the form like an Egyptian pyramid, stands just at the right-hand entrance of the cemetery at New Haven, it marks the resting place of his three wives and himself.

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      From Ancestral File (TM), data as of 2 January 1996.

      A council was called to "settle" Mr. Dana, and a consociation to prevent his ordination met in Wallingford, Connecticut the same day, Oct 11, 1758. The council denied the jurisdiction of the consociation and "settled" him, but his pastoral relattions were dissolved by that body. It was a contoversy between the "old lights" and the "new light" parties. Mr Dana was understood to belong to the liberal school. In 1768, he was honored with the degree of Doctor of Divinity from the University of Edinburgh. 1789 called to the pastoral charge of the First Church of New Haven. His health failed in 1804. He retired July 30, 1805. He manifested his feelings at being snubbed so curtly by always afterward attending public service at the College chapel. In his old age he was recollected as personally a mere shadow of a man, tall, slender and ghastly. His prayers at communion service in the chapel were remarkably long, solemn, reverential and impressive. He was trustee of Yale Colllege, and an engraving of him adorns the historical discourses of Rev. Dr. Bacon. He married (1) Katherine Whittelsey, (2) Abigail Porter, on the 10th of July 1796; she died Mar 17, 1798; (3) Mary MIles, Sept. 14, 1798; she died 31 Dec 1831, age 91 years. A red sandstone monument, in the form like an Egyptian pyramid, stands just at the right-hand entrance of the cemetery at New Haven, it marks the resting place of his three wives and himself.

      From Ancestral File (TM), data as of 2 January 1996.

      A council was called to "settle" Mr. Dana, and a consociation to prevent his ordination met in Wallingford, Connecticut the same day, Oct 11, 1758. The council denied the jurisdiction of the consociation and "settled" him, but his pastoral relattions were dissolved by that body. It was a contoversy between the "old lights" and the "new light" parties. Mr Dana was understood to belong to the liberal school. In 1768, he was honored with the degree of Doctor of Divinity from the University of Edinburgh. 1789 called to the pastoral charge of the First Church of New Haven. His health failed in 1804. He retired July 30, 1805. He manifested his feelings at being snubbed so curtly by always afterward attending public service at the College chapel. In his old age he was recollected as personally a mere shadow of a man, tall, slender and ghastly. His prayers at communion service in the chapel were remarkably long, solemn, reverential and impressive. He was trustee of Yale Colllege, and an engraving of him adorns the historical discourses of Rev. Dr. Bacon. He married (1) Katherine Whittelsey, (2) Abigail Porter, on the 10th of July 1796; she died Mar 17, 1798; (3) Mary MIles, Sept. 14, 1798; she died 31 Dec 1831, age 91 years. A red sandstone monument, in the form like an Egyptian pyramid, stands just at the right-hand entrance of the cemetery at New Haven, it marks the resting place of his three wives and himself.

      -- MERGED NOTE ------------

      From Ancestral File (TM), data as of 2 January 1996.

      A council was called to "settle" Mr. Dana, and a consociation to prevent his ordination met in Wallingford, Connecticut the same day, Oct 11, 1758. The council denied the jurisdiction of the consociation and "settled" him, but his pastoral relattions were dissolved by that body. It was a contoversy between the "old lights" and the "new light" parties. Mr Dana was understood to belong to the liberal school. In 1768, he was honored with the degree of Doctor of Divinity from the University of Edinburgh. 1789 called to the pastoral charge of the First Church of New Haven. His health failed in 1804. He retired July 30, 1805. He manifested his feelings at being snubbed so curtly by always afterward attending public service at the College chapel. In his old age he was recollected as personally a mere shadow of a man, tall, slender and ghastly. His prayers at communion service in the chapel were remarkably long, solemn, reverential and impressive. He was trustee of Yale Colllege, and an engraving of him adorns the historical discourses of Rev. Dr. Bacon. He married (1) Katherine Whittelsey, (2) Abigail Porter, on the 10th of July 1796; she died Mar 17, 1798; (3) Mary MIles, Sept. 14, 1798; she died 31 Dec 1831, age 91 years. A red sandstone monument, in the form like an Egyptian pyramid, stands just at the right-hand entrance of the cemetery at New Haven, it marks the resting place of his three wives and himself.

      From Ancestral File (TM), data as of 2 January 1996.

      A council was called to "settle" Mr. Dana, and a consociation to prevent his ordination met in Wallingford, Connecticut the same day, Oct 11, 1758. The council denied the jurisdiction of the consociation and "settled" him, but his pastoral relattions were dissolved by that body. It was a contoversy between the "old lights" and the "new light" parties. Mr Dana was understood to belong to the liberal school. In 1768, he was honored with the degree of Doctor of Divinity from the University of Edinburgh. 1789 called to the pastoral charge of the First Church of New Haven. His health failed in 1804. He retired July 30, 1805. He manifested his feelings at being snubbed so curtly by always afterward attending public service at the College chapel. In his old age he was recollected as personally a mere shadow of a man, tall, slender and ghastly. His prayers at communion service in the chapel were remarkably long, solemn, reverential and impressive. He was trustee of Yale Colllege, and an engraving of him adorns the historical discourses of Rev. Dr. Bacon. He married (1) Katherine Whittelsey, (2) Abigail Porter, on the 10th of July 1796; she died Mar 17, 1798; (3) Mary MIles, Sept. 14, 1798; she died 31 Dec 1831, age 91 years. A red sandstone monument, in the form like an Egyptian pyramid, stands just at the right-hand entrance of the cemetery at New Haven, it marks the resting place of his three wives and himself.

  • Sources 
    1. [S18] International Genealogical Index (R).
      Film #: 457971

    2. [S62] Pedigree Resource File CD 23.