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Francis Makemie
b. 1658 – d. 1708 • Presbyterian • Religious group founder
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Makemie, Francis
Makemie, Francis (1658–1708)Scots-Irish Presbyterian clergyman who came to New England (1683), Makemie is called “the father of the Presbyterian Church” in America primarily because of his successful itinerant ministry culminating in the first American presbytery (1706). He contributed significantly
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Makemie, Francis
Makemie, Francis (1658–1708)Founder of American PresbyterianismMakemie was born in Ireland, educated in Glasgow (Scotland), and commissioned in Northern Ireland to serve as a missionary in America (1682). Makemie evangelized throughout the English-speaking New World—in New England, New York, Maryland,