Parker, Ammi J., 1802-1877

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Parker, Ammi J., 1802-1877

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Reverend Ammi J. Parker was born on 24 July 1802 in Cornwall, Vermont. He was the son of Reverend James Parker who made missionary tours in Northern Vermont and in the border towns of Canada where he founded several churches. In 1816, Ammi J. Parker served as an apprentice and store clerk in a mercantile house at St. Albans, Vermont. Four years later, he decided to become a minister. He studied theology in New Haven and was ordained in 1828. The same year, he preached his first sermon in Stanstead. In 1829, after prospecting tours into the Eastern Townships, he was invited to stay and received aid from the Canadian Missionary Society. He organized the Danville Congregational Church in 1832, where he remained pastor for 40 years. In 1832, he married Eveline Squire from Vermont; he died on 29 October 1877.

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