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MARQUES, Thomas, clergyman, born near Winchester, Virginia, in 1753; died near Bellefontaine, Ohio, 29 September, 1827. He settled in Washington county, Pennsylvania, in 1775, left home at the age of thirty-six to prepare himself for the ministry, was ordained pastor of a Presbyterian church at Cross Creek in 1794, and was also active as a missionary among the Indians. The cataleptic manifestations known as "falling work" first appeared during a revival in his church in 1802, and spread thence like a contagion to other districts.
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