PEMBERTON, Ebenezer, clergyman,
born in Boston, Massachusetts, in January, 1671 ; died there, 13 February, 1717.
His father, James, was one of the founders of the Old South church, Boston.
Ebenezer was graduated at Harvard in 1691, was tutor and fellow in that college,
and from his ordination in 1700 till his death was pastor of the Old South
church. He published a large number of occasional discourses, which, with three
prefatory epistles, were printed collectively (Boston, 1727)
PEMBERTON, Ebenezer, son and
clergyman, born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1704; died there, 9 September,
1779, was graduated at Harvard in 1721, was chaplain at Fort William in 1722-'6,
and in the latter year was ordained pastor of the 1st Presbyterian church in New
York city, in which he continued for twenty-six years. He then took charge of
the Brick church in Boston till 1775. His known friendship for Governor Thomas
Hutchinson, who was a member of his congregation, caused him to be accused of
loyalty to the crown, which diminished his popularity and usefulness. In 1771 he
was the only minister in Boston who read the governor's proclamation from the
pulpit, for the annual thanksgiving, the Whigs "walking out of the
meeting in great indignation."
In 1775 his church was closed, and he probably did not preach again after the
evacuation. Princeton gave him the degree of D. D. in 1770, the first that the
college ever conferred. He was an eloquent preacher, and is described as a "
man of polite breeding, pure morals, and warm devotion," During his
residence in New York he was president of the board of correspondents
commissioned by the Society in Scotland for propagating Christian knowledge
among the Indians. His publications include "Sermons on Several
Subjects" (New York, 1738) ; "Practical Discourses" (1741);
"Salvation by Grace, through Faith" (1741); and "Occasional
Sermons" (Boston, 1771). -- Edited Appletons Encyclopedia,
by Louis K. - Upper St. Clair High
School, Copyright © 2001 VirtualologyTM
- The Founding of Princeton
... making the governor of New Jersey ex-officio a trustee ...
became Trustees of the College;
Edwards, its third ... 1750, probably by Ebenezer Pemberton. ...
... Weekly Post Boy by his long-time coworker for the College,
Ebenezer Pemberton: Elizabethtown
in New Jersey, October 10. ``On Wednesday morning last, about four o ...
- Presidents of Princeton - Colonial Times
... help of three fellow pastors (Ebenezer Pemberton, Aaron
Burr, Sr., and ... a Royal Charter
for the College of New Jersey dated October 22, 1746. ...
... trustees of the college of New Jersey, is a copy ... 1745,
convened at New Brunswick,
James Hude ... Messrs. John Pierson, Ebenezer Pemberton, Joseph Lamb ...
American Presbyterian Institutions
... Thus the Presbyterian College was founded, not ...
Dickinson, John Pierson, Ebenezer Pemberton
and Aaron Burr ... Governor of New Jersey, and passed the ...
Jonathan Belcher and Princeton University
... Messrs. John Pierson, Ebenezer Pemberton, Joseph Lamb,
William ... trustees of the College;
who having ... the province of New-Jersey, and territories ...
... Museum, Montclair, New Jersey), recent scholarship ...
Pemberton (Mrs. Ebenezer Pemberton),
about 1749 ... of Art, College of William ... to the New York portrait ...
Princeton University Library Chronicle
... of, Biblia, X, 1 . Pemberton, Ebenezer, XV:20. Penn,
William, religious ... An Account
of the College of New Jersey (Woodbridge, 1764), VII:124 ...