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JACKSON, Henry, clergyman, born in Providence, Rhode Island, 16 June, 1798; died near East Greenwich, Rhode Island, 2 March, 1863. He was graduated at Brown in 1817, studied one term at Andover theological seminary, was ordained as the pastor of the 1st Baptist church of Charlestown, Massachusetts, in 1822, labored there fourteen years, and founded the Charlestown female seminary. From 1837 till 1845 he was successively settled over churches in Hartford, Connecticut, and New Bedford, Massachusetts, and from 1847 till his death was pastor of the Central Baptist church in Newport, Rhode Island He was a founder and trustee of Newton (Massachusetts) theological seminary, a member of the corporation of Brown, from which he received the degree of D. D. in 1845, and made bequests to both institutions. He published "Account of the Churches of Rhode Island" (Providence, 1854) and "Anniversary Discourse before the Central Baptist Church, Newport" (1854).
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