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Jonathan Mayhew
b. October 8, 1720 – d. July 9, 1766
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Mayhew, Jonathan
Mayhew, Jonathan (1720–1766)A scion of the “missionary Mayhew” family of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, Mayhew was educated at Harvard (AB, 1744; MA, 1746) before becoming minister of Boston’s West Church from 1747 until his death. Securely placed in this relatively prosperous congregation, he was
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Mayhew, Jonathan
Mayhew, Jonathan (1720–1766)Noted American clergyman and patriotMayhew was the son of a missionary to the American Indians. After graduation from Harvard he became pastor of West Church in Boston, where he stayed until his death in 1766. Mayhew adopted rationalistic views in theology that varied from