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CHURCHMAN, John, preacher, born in Nottingham, Pennsylvania, 4 June, 1705; died there, 24 July, 1775. He began his career as a preacher of the Society of Friends in 1733, preached throughout New England in 1742, in New York in 1743, and again in 1774. He travelled and preached through England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, and Holland in 1750-'4, and in 1775 visited the eastern shore of Maryland. He was distinguished for his piety and ability as a preacher. A narrative of his life and labors was published in London in 1780.
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