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Rev. John "The Apostle to the Indians" Eliot

Rev. John "The Apostle to the Indians" Eliot

Male 1604 - 1690  (~ 85 years)

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  • Name John Eliot 
    Christened 5 Aug 1604  Widford, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    General Information Daniel Gookin, the first Indian Commissioner says of him, "the truth is, Mr. Eliot engaged in this great work of preaching unto the Indians upon a very pure and sincere account ; for I being his neighbor and intimate friend, at the time when he first attempted the enterprise, he was pleased to communicate unto me his design and the motives that induced him thereunto."  [13
    Living From 1606 to 1618  Nazeing, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Education 20 Mar 1618  Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6
    Other Will 5 Nov 1621  Nazeing, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Graduation About 1623  Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 6, 11, 16
    Occupation About 1623  Little Baddow, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Miscellaneous About 1630  Little Baddow, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Immigration 1631  [1, 3, 5, 6, 10, 11, 14
    Religion 1632  Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 10, 14
    Religion 1632  Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Freeman 6 Mar 1632  Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 6, 11
    Religion Oct 1632  Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Religion 16 Oct 1633  Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Miscellaneous 28 Oct 1646  [5, 6
    Miscellaneous Sep 1661  Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 10, 16
    Petition 13 Jun 1675  [4, 6
    Charter/Grant/Gift say 1680  Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Charter/Grant/Gift 1689  Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 16
    Died 21 May 1690  Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 16
    Buried —  Eliot Burying Ground, Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 7
    Siblings 6 Siblings 
    Person ID I19270 
    Last Modified 18 Jul 2021 

    Father Bennet Eliot,   b. Before 1562, Widford, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 21 Nov 1621, Nazeing, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Mother Letteye Algar,   b. 1577, Nazeing, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 6 Mar 1620/21, Nazeing, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years) 
    Married 30 Oct 1598  Widford, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age at Marriage Bennet was 36 years - Letteye was est 21 years. 
    Family ID F1523  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ann Mumford (Mountfort),   b. 1604,   d. 22 Mar 1687, Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 4 Sep 1632  Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6, 9, 10, 12, 15
    Age at Marriage John was 28 years - Ann was est 28 years. (Were Married 54 years). 
    Children From 1633 to 1647  [1, 5, 6, 10, 11
    Notes 
    • Marriage Date: Savage (1860) states that the recorded date of their marriage has to be incorrect. The town record reads 4 September 1632 for the marriage. This was 12 days before her arrival in New England. He confused the arrival date with her husbands a year before. [11]
    Last Modified 18 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F8178  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Contents: The above are highlights as I see them. Click on the "John Eliot" button to read the Wikipedia article. There is a much more detailed list of John Eliot's activities in Emerson's Genealogy of the Descendants of John Eliot, "Apostle to the Indians," 1598-1905.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 5 Aug 1604 - Widford, Hertfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLiving - From 1606 to 1618 - Nazeing, Essex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - 20 Mar 1618 - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOther Will - 5 Nov 1621 - Nazeing, Essex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsGraduation - About 1623 - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - About 1623 - Little Baddow, Essex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMiscellaneous - About 1630 - Little Baddow, Essex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - 1632 - Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - 1632 - Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFreeman - 6 Mar 1632 - Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Sep 1632 - Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Oct 1632 - Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - 16 Oct 1633 - Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMiscellaneous - Sep 1661 - Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCharter/Grant/Gift - say 1680 - Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCharter/Grant/Gift - 1689 - Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 May 1690 - Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - — - Eliot Burying Ground, Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
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    Rev John “Apostle to the Indians” Eliot
    Rev John “Apostle to the Indians” Eliot

  • Sources 
    1. [S90] Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, volume I (A-F), (Boston: New England Historic Genealogy Society, 1995).

    2. [S1021] anonymous. "Inscriptions from the Old Burial Ground, Roxbury, Mass.", (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, volume XIV, 1860).

    3. [S1740] Barry, John Stetson. The History of Massachusetts: The Colonial Period, (Boston: Phillips, Sampson, and Company, 1855).

    4. [S1738] Eliot, John. "Petition from Rev. John Eliot Against Selling Indians for Slaves", (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume VI, 1852).

    5. [S1739] Eliot, William H. Jr & William S. Porter. Genealogy of the Eliot Family, (New Haven, Connecticut: George B. Bassett & Company, 1854).

    6. [S1741] Emerson, Wilimena H. & Ellsworth Eliot & George Edwin Eliot. Genealogy of the Descendants of John Eliot, "Apostle to the Indians," 1598-1905, (New Haven, Connecticut: The Tuttle, Morehouse and Taylor Company, 1905).

    7. [S14] Find-a-Grave website, (http://www.findagrave.com), Memorial ID 5838759 Rev John “Apostle to the Indians” Eliot, Sr .

    8. [S293] Fiske, William Wyman. "Ancestry of Bennet Eliot of Nazeing, Essex, Father of Seven Great Migration Immigrants to Massachusetts" , (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, volume 162, 2008).

    9. [S793] Norris, D. W. and H.A. Feldman. The Wells Family , (Milwaukee: Cramer-Krasselt Company, 1942).

    10. [S72] Pope, Charles Henry. The Pioneers of Massachusetts , (Boston: Charles H. Pope, 1900).

    11. [S1027] Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May 1692 on the Basis of Farmer's Register, volume II , (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1860).

    12. [S975] Systematic History Fund. Vital Records of Roxbury, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 volume 2 Marriages and Deaths, (Salem, Massachusetts: The Essex Institute, 1911).

    13. [S1736] Thornton, J. Wingate. "The Goodin Family", (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume I, 1847).

    14. [S1737] Thornton, J. Wingate. Lives of Isaac Heath, and John Bowles, Elders of the Church, and Principal Founders of the Grammar School in Roxbury: and of Rev. John Eliot Jr., Preacher to the Indians, and First Pastor of the Church in Newton, (Roxbury, Massachusetts: privately printed, 1850).

    15. [S91] Torrey, Clarence Almon. New England Marriage Prior to 1700, (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1985).

    16. [S304] Wikipedia, John Eliot (missionary).