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EATON, Isaac, educator, born in Montgomery, Pennsylvania, in 1724; died 4 July 1772. He was for twenty-six years pastor of the Baptist Church in Hopewell, New Jersey, and was the first teacher among American Baptists to open a school for the education of young men for the ministry. The house in which Mr. Eaton taught still stands in the village of Hopewell. Among his pupils were many who subsequently became eminent as ministers, physicians, and lawyers. One of these was the Rev. James Manning, the first president of Rhode Island College, now Brown University.
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