First Parish Church of Stoughton /Universalist Church built in 1808
SOME STOUGHTON CLERGYMEN (Serving from 1792 to 1955)
Rev. OSCAR ALDRICH - Methodist Church ca. 1902-1903.
Rev. E. K. AVERY - Methodist Church 1822.
Rev. CHARLES BAKER - Methodist Church 1819
Rev. MASSENA BERTHIER BALLOU, Universalist Church 1831-1853.
Rev. Massena B. Ballou was born at Dana, Mass. 28 November 1800; died in Stoughton in 1890. He was the son of
Rev. Hosea Ballou (1771-1852) and Ruth (Washburn) Ballou (1778-1853). He was a settled as a minister in Stoughton 17
April 1831, and resigned 1 April 1853.
Rev. LEWIS BATES - Methodist Church 1829-1830.
Rev. WILLIAM E. BATTLES - (a Lay Reader) Trinity Episcopal Church ca. 1925-1927.
Rev. S. M. BEALE -Methodist Church 1897.
"Conductor" FREDERIC BEALS - Spirtual Temple in Stoughton ca. 1894. Their meetings were held every Sunday afternoon and evening from September 16 to July 22. This Spirtualist church does not appear in 1902 or later directories.
Rev. ABRAM LINCOLN BEAN, born at Fairview, Ill. 10 February 1862; died at Assonet, Mass. 27 June 1940.
First Congregational Church 1907-1912. Served the church 17 May 1907 to 30 July 1912.
Rev. NATHANIEL BEMIS - Methodist Church 1865.
Rev. SANFORD BENTON - Methodist Church 1829-1830.
Rev. THOMAS BICKFORD, born at Chelsea, Mass. 30 December 1854; died at Boston, Mass. 6 July 1917. Served as a
minister from 20 November 1902 to 1 May 1907. First Congregational Church 1902-1907.
Rev. EBENEZER BLAKE - Methodist Church 1827-1828.
Rev. ISAAC BONNEY - Methodist Church 1819.
Rabbi OSIAS BOOKSPAN - Rabbi at 797 ½ Washington St . in 1918.
Rev. JOHN BRADNER - Trinity Episcopal Church 1937-1946.
Rev. H. W. BROWN - Methodist Church 1895-1896.
Rev. HENRY EDMUND BRAY, born at Brighton, Mass. 14 February 1861, son of Thomas P. & Sarah (Smith) Bray.
First Congregational Church 1899-1902. He served the church from 4 May 1899 until the spring of 1902.
Rev. W. L. BURDICK - North Stoughton Methodist Church 1884.
Rev. TIMOTHY P. CALLAHAN - Immaculate Conception Church November 1919 to 13 June 1941.
He was ordained 16 December 1898. He was appointed the pastor of the Immaculate Conception Church in
November 1919, and served to 13 June 1941.
Rev. ALFRED J. CARDALL - Universalist Church 1919-1921.
Rev. GEORGE T. CARROZZA - affiliated with the Immaculate Conception Church 1944-1946.
He was ordained 21 May 1937. He died 8 June 1955.
Rev. JOHN W. CASE - Methodist Church 1836.
Rev. TIMOTHY F. CAVAN - affiliated with the Immaculate Conception Church 1920-1922.
Ordained 3 June 1920. He was a Priest affiliated with the Immaculate Conception Church 1920-1922. He died 4
Rev. JOSIAH CHAMBERLAIN - Methodist Church 1813.
Rev. ALBERT ST. JOHN CHAMBRE - Universalist Church 1864-1872.
Installed 1 April 1864. Resigned 1 April 1872.
Rev. J. K. CHASE - East Stoughton Baptist Church 1870-1872.
Rev. MOSES CHASE - Methodist Church 1857-1858.
Rev. DANIEL OLIN CLARK, born at Buckland, Mass. 31 August 1852, died at Worcester, Mass. 13 April 1907.
First Congregational Church 1879-1882. Though he never was officially installed as their minister. Rev.
Clark served the church from 1 September 1879 through 1 January 1882.
Rev. M. F. COLBURN - North Stoughton Methodist Church 1877.
Rev. S. W. COGGESHALL - Methodist Church 1835.
Rev. H. W. CONANT - North Stoughton Methodist Church 1893.
Rev. SAMUEL B. COOPER, born at Guiseley, York, England in 1857. First Congregational Church 1890-1892.
He was served the church from 1 April 1890 to May of 1892.
Rev. EDWARD F. CONNELL - affiliated with the Immaculate Conception Church 1936-1940.
He was ordained 25 May 1934. He died 30 December 1961.
Rev. EDWARD V. CORNELLIER - affiliated with the Immaculate Conception Church 1948-1951.
He was ordained 29 June 1945. He died 27 April 1995.
Rev. WILLIAM MASON CORNWELL, born at Berkley, Mass. 16 October 1802; died at Boston 14 April 1895. Rev.
Cornwell graduated Brown University in 1827. First Congregational Church 1846-1847
Served as an acting pastor from 11 June 1846, and served for about one year.
Rev. JOHN P. COSGROVE - affiliated with the Immaculate Conception Church 1947-1960.
He was ordained 22 May 1936. He died 19 August 1992.
Rev. H. S. CRANDALL - Methodist Church 1837.
Rev. PHILIP E. CRANDEN Jr. - Methodist Church 1843-1844, 1850-1851..
Rev. ROBERT CRAWFOD - North Stoughton Methodist Church
Rev. H. H. CRITCHLAN - Methodist Church ca. 1925-1927.
Rev. EDWARD J. CURTIN - affiliated with the Immaculate Conception Church 1884-1903.
Ordained December 1882. He was a Priest affiliated with the Immaculate Conception Church 1884-1903. He
died 30 July 1914.
Rev. JAMES S. DALTON - affiliated with the Immaculate Conception Church 1939-1944.
Ordained 21 May 1937. He died 29 August 1970.
Rabbi ABRAHAM DANTOWITZ - Rabbi at 797 ½ Washington St . in 1915.
Rev. EDWARD PUTNAM FLINT DEARBORN - First Congregational Church 1892-1893.
Born at Chelsea, Mass. 9 January 1852; died at San Francisco, Calif. 1 September 1929. He was originally a Methodist Episcopal Minister, and served
at Chesterfield, Peterborough and Richmon, N.H. He was residing in Georgetown Twp., El Dorado Co., Calif. in 1900.
He was called to Stoughton from Chelsea 13 June 1892, and served until 1 July 1893.
[Thanks to David C. Dearborn of NEHGS for his assistance in this sketch].
Rev. JAMES W. DENNIS - Universalist Church 1854-1863.
Born at Morristown, N.J. Aug. 6, 1825. He was installed as pastor in Stoughton 26 May 1854. Died in Stoughton 12
December 1863. Buried at Evergreen Cemetery, Stoughton, Mass. His wife Fannie E. (Mussey) Dennis (1826-1902).
Rev. DANIEL J. DONOVAN - affiliated with the Immaculate Conception Church 1921-1927.
Ordained 3 June 1920. He was a Priest affiliated with the Immaculate Conception Church 1921-1927. He died
19 February 1955.
Rev. WILLIAM P. DRENNAN - affiliated with the Immaculate Conception Church 1929-1930.
He was ordained 9 June 1911. He died 21 August 1934.
Rev. GEORGE DROWNE - Trinity Episcopal Church 1917-1919.
Rev. C. W. DUCKWALL - North Stoughton Methodist Church 1879.
Rev. GEORGE E. DUNBAR - Methodist Church 1894.
Rev. HENRY EDDY, born at New Britain, Conn. 1 October 1805; died at North Bridgewater, Mass. 23 September 1872. -
First Congregational Church 1840-1844. Rev. Eddy graduated Yale University in 1832. He was installed 4 November 1840,
and was dismissed 13 August 1844.
Rev. WARREN EMERSON - Methodist Church 1833.
Rev. C. H. EWER - Methodist Church 1882-1884.
Rev. JOHN J. FALLON - affiliated with the Immaculate Conception Church 1946-1947.
He was ordained 14 June 1946.
Rev. WILLIAM P. FARNSWORTH - Universalist Church 1921-1929.
Rev. FRANKLIN FISK - Methodist Church 1840-1841.
Rev. JOSEPH A. V. FITZGERALD - affiliated with the Immaculate Conception Church 1883-1884.
Rev. JAMES F. FITZSIMMONS - affiliated with the Immaculate Conception Church 1908-1914. Ordained 12
December 1907. He was a Priest affiliated with the Immaculate Conception Church 1908-1921.
Rev. N. P. FOSTER - East Stoughton Baptist Church 1855-1857
Rev. ABEL GARDINER - Methodist Church 1855-1856.
Rev. JOHN GASS - Trinity Episcopal Church ca. 1915.
Rev. A. AVERY GATES - Universalist Church 1942-1949.
Rev. EBENEZER GAY, born at Walpole, Mass. 11 October 1792; died at Tomkins Cove, N.Y. 23 March 1886, son of Calvin &
Joanna (Kingsbury) Gay. He graduated Harvard University in 1814. He was called to the pastorate, and installed 7
January 1818. He continued as minister until the seperation between the Universalist and Congregationalist in 1822. He
resigned 9 July 1822.
Rev. JEREMIAH F. GEARAN - affiliated with the Immaculate Conception Church 1930-1931.
He was ordained 11 April 1930. He died 20 February 1986.
Rev. JOHN HENRY GIBSON - First Congregational Church 1949-1951.
Rev. SAMUEL GLOVER - East Stoughton Baptist Church 1828-1830.
Rev. JOHN GOODRICH - Methodist Church 1845-1846.
Rev. FRANCIS M. GRAFF - affiliated with the Immaculate Conception Church 1939-1944.
Rabbi MAUDELL GRAHAM - Rabbi in Stoughton ca. 1925-1927.
Rev. WILLIAM GRAINGER - Trinity Episcopal Church 1909-1910.
Rev. JEROME GREER - Methodist Church ca. 1902-1903.
Rev. ARTHUR W. GROSE - Universalist Church 1893-1901.
Rev. WILLIAM W. GUNN - Immaculate Conception Church 9 July 1941 to 20 October 1967.
Ordained 28 May 1915. Appointed as pastor of the Immaculate Conception Church 9 July 1941, and served until
20 October 1967. He died 27 August 1969.
Rev. APOLLOS HALE - Methodist Church 1834.
Rev. - E. D. HALL - Methodist Church 1889-1890, and North Stoughton Methodist Church 1892.
Rev. GEORGE M. HAMLEN - Methodist Church 1863-1864.
Rev. CHARLES HAMMOND - Methodist Church 1859-1860.
Rev. E. S. HAMMOND - North Stoughton Methodist Church 1893.
Rev. JOHN HARDY - Methodist Church 1821.
Rev. LEMUEL HARLOW - Methodist Church 1832.
Rev. L. B. HATCH - East Stoughton Baptist Church 1878-1886
Rev. CHARLES T. HATCH - Methodist Church 1915.
Rev. ALPHEUS HAYDEN - Methodist Church 1820.
Rev. Z. S. HAYNES - Methodist Church 1871.
Rev. JOHN HERBERT, born at Wentworth, N.H. 2 November 1849; died at Winchester, Mass. 27 March 1927.
First Congregational Church 1876-1879. Rev. Herbert was of Peacham, Vermont when he was called as minister 22 June
1876. He resigned as pastor because of his trouble with his throat in the year 1879.
Rev. C. N. HINCKLEY - Methodist Church 1872-1874.
Rev. ORLANDO HINDS - Methodist Church 1814-1815.
Rev. WILLIAM HOLMES - Methodist Church 1842.
Rev. W. L. HOOD - North Stoughton Methodist Church 1882-1883.
Rev. HUGH PERRY HUGHES, born a Carnarvon, North Wales in 1868. First Congregational Church 1927-1949.
Rev. THOMAS W. ILLMAN - Universalist Church 1907-1912.
Rev. JOSEPH JACKSON - North Stoughton Methodist Church 1895.
Rev. ISAAC JENNISON - Methodist Church 1818.
Rev. CHARLES A. JOHNSON - affiliated with the Immaculate Conception Church 1930-1937.
He was ordained 22 March 1918. He died 4 September 1942.
Rev. H. A. JONES - North Stoughton Methodist Church 1880-1881.
Rev. B. F. KELLOGG - East Stoughton/ Avon Baptist Church 1887-1890
He was minister of the East Baptist Church during the incorporation of the town of Avon in 1888.
Rev. JOHN J. KEOHANE - affiliated with the Immaculate Conception Church 1953-1955.
Rev. CHARLES P. KERANS - affiliated with the Immaculate Conception Church 1955-1956.
He was ordained 5 June 1931. He died 3 February 1968.
Rev. JAMES M. KIELY - Immaculate Conception 1878-1907.
Appointed as the Pastor of the Immaculate Conception Church in 1878, and served to 1907. He died 7 April 1921.
Rev. WILLIAM C. KILPATRICK - Trinity Episcopal Church 1946-1949.
Rev. THATCHER R. KIMBALL - Trinity Episcopal Church 1917-1921.
Rev. DEXTER S. KING - Methodist Church 1831.
Rev. PATRICK H. LAWLOR - affiliated with the Immaculate Conception Church 1931-1936
Ordained 9 June 1911. He died 4 September 1942.
Rev. WILLIAM LEACH - East Stoughton Baptist Church 1857-1860.
Rev. D. P. LEAVITT - Methodist Church 1891-1893.
Rev. J. LIVESEY - Methodist Church 18.75-1876.
Rev. ALFRED LONGMIRE - Trinity Episcopal Church 1949-1957.
Rev. J. LOVEJOY - Methodist Church 1831.
Rev. A. LUMMIS - Methodist Church 1823.
Rev. J. MATHER - Methodist Church 1879-1881.
Rev. PAUL J. McGOVERN - affiliated with the Immaculate Conception Church 1937-1939.
Ordained 22 May 1936. He died 7 August 1975.
Rev. J. McKEE - Methodist Church 1821.
Rev. GORDON B. McKEEMAN - Universalist Church 1950-1955.
Rev. MARY F. MACOMBER, born at Stoughton 22 June 1869; died 25 June 1940. First Congregational Church 1914.
She was ordained 22 June 1914.
Rev. JOSEPH MacREADING - Methodist Church 1847-1848.
Rev. EUGENE A. MAGUIRE - affiliated with the Immaculate Conception Church 1925-1928.
He was ordained 6 June 1903. He died 12 January 1963.
Rev. T. FREDERICK MARSHALL - Trinity Episcopal Church 1924-1936.
Rev. ALONZO EDWARD MARTIN, born at Vermont 21 February 1867. First Congregational Church 1918-1926.
Rev. JOSEPH K. MASON - Universalist Church 1873.
He was ordained 10 December 1873.
Rev. FREDERICK THOMAS MAYER-OAKES, born at Biddulph, Staffordshire, England 29 September 1881.
First Congregational Church 1912-1917. Served the church 31 December 1912 to 8 August 1917. He was living in
Emmetsburg, Iowa 1948.
Rev. WILLIAM J. MELEA - affiliated with the Immaculate Conception Church 1952-1953
He was ordained 25 May 1934. He died 30 October 1971.
Rev. T. M. MERRIMAN - East Stoughton Baptist Church 1875-1876
Rev. LUTHER MORRIS - Universalist Church 1930-1942.
Rev. GEORGE C. MUNGER - Methodist Church 1849..
Rev. JOHN J. MURPHY - affiliated with the Immaculate Conception Church 1903-1905.
Ordained June 1902. He served was a Priest affiliated with the Immaculate Conception Church from June, 1902
until 1905. He died 3 January 1919.
Rev. STEPHEN G. MURRAY - affiliated with the Immaculate Conception Church 1928-1929.
He was ordained 22 March 1918. He died 4 May 1950.
Rev. P. W. NICHOLS - Methodist Church 1833.
Rev. THOMAS F. NORRIS - Immaculate Conception Chruch 1872-1878.
He was ordained 24 June 1868. Appointed as Pastor of the Immaculate Conception Church June 17, 1872, and
served to 1878. He died January 14, 1903.
Rev. THOMAS F. NORRIS - Immaculate Conception Church 1872-1878
Rev. EDWARD J. O'CONNELL - affiliated with the Immaculate Conception Church 1937-1940.
Rev. WILLIAM J. O'CONNELL - affiliated with the Immaculate Conception Church 1927-1930.
He was ordained 9 June 1911. He died 12 June 1950.
Rev. J. OLDHAM - Methodist Church 1887-1888.
Rev. V. R. OSBORN - Methodist Church 1822.
Rev. A. W. PAIGE - Methodist Church 1867-1869.
Rev. S. PALMER - Methodist Church 1832.
Rev. Dr. CALVIN PARK, born at Northbridge, Massachusetts 11 September 1774; died at Stoughton 5 January 1847. He graduated
Brown University in 1797. First Congregational Church 1825-1840. He was first invited to preach to church in May 1825. Dr.
Park was installed as the first minister of the First Congregational Church 13 December 1826. He resigned the office 24 May
1840, however he continued until Rev. Henry Eddy was installed 4 November 1840. A listing of some of his works can be
found at www.famousamericans.net/calvinpark/
Rev. ROBERT PARSONS - Methodist Church 1870.
Rev. S. T. PATTERSON - Methodist Church 1885-1886..
Rev. PHINEAS PECK - Methodist Church 1826.
Rev. ALBERT PERRY, born at Rindge, N.H. 17 December 1820; died at New Ipswich, N.H. 17 June 1862.. - First Congregational Church 1851-1856. He was called from New Ipswich to be their pastor 26 September 1850. He was installed 8 January 1851, and resigned due to poor health on 21 June 1856. Rev. Perry was pastor during the construction of the 1850's edifice on Washington Street [site now where the the gas next to the V.F.W. stands. The new church was dedicated 28 January 1852 at a cost of $12,000. His parsonage was the house standing to the right of the gas station on Washington Street. The old church was destroyed by fire on 9 March 1942. Rev. Perry and his family are buried at the Evergreen Cemetery, Stoughton.
Rev. H. PERRY - Methodist Church 1823.
Rev. GEORGE PICKERING - Methodist Church 1830-1831.
Rev. GEORGE POOLE - Methodist Church 1838.
Rev. CHARLES H. PUFFER - Universalist Church 1891-1893.
Rev. ERNEST PUGH - Trinity Episcopal Church 1915-1917.
Rev. E. B. RANDLE - North Stoughton Methodist Church
Rev. BRADFORD P. RAYMOND - North Stoughton Methodist Church 1873.
He was a Philosophy student at Harvard University.
Rev. LOUIS J. RICHARD - Universalist Church 1912-1919.
Rev. W. H. RICHARDS - Methodist Church 1861-1862.
Rev. EDWARD RICHMOND
Ordained 5 December 1792. Resigned at his request 15 January 1817. He is buried at Peal Street Cemetery,
Stoughton with his family.
Rev. CALEB LAMB ROTCH, born at Chilmark, Massachusetts 9 June 1855; died 26 September 1935.
North Stoughton Methodist 1878, and First Congregational Church 1882-1890, 1894-1898.
He was invited to preach at the Congregational Church 27 April 1882 from his home in New Sharon, Me. He
resigned as pastor in 1890. He later returned to the church and preached from 1894-1898.
Rev. F. D. SARGENT - North Stoughton Methodist Church
Rev. PATRICK J. SCANNELL - affiliated with the Immaculate Conception Church 1914-1921.
Ordained 21 December 1900. He was an a Priest affiliated with the Immaculate Conception Church 1914-1921.
He died 19 December 1934.
Rev. ELIAS SCOTT - Methodist Church 1828.
Rev. A. N. SEARLES - North Stoughton Methodist Church 1887-1889.
Rev. A. W. SEAVEY - Methodist Church 1877-1878.
Rev. D. L. SHARP - North Stoughton Methodist Church 1895.
Rev. JAMES R. SIKES - Universalist Church 1965-1969.
Rev. JOHN J. SKALANDIS - affiliated with the Immaculate Conception Church 1944-1948.
He was ordained 5 June 1931. He died 31 August 1963.
Rev. CHARLES M. SMITH - East Stoughton Baptist Church 1862-1869.
Rev. H. B. SMITH - Universalist Church 1876-1879.
Rev. ISAAC SMITH - East Stoughton Baptist Church 1831-1855
He was ordained 7 September 1831.
Rev. THOMAS SPILSTEAD - Methodist Church 1852.
Rev. J. ATWOOD STANSFIELD - Trinity Episcopal Church 1921-1924.
Rev. JAMES F. STANTON - Immaculate Conception Church 1907 to November 1919. Appointed as the Pastor of the Immaculate Conception Church in 1907 to November 1919. He died 21 January
Rev. C. E. SWARTZ - North Stoughton Methodist Church 1879.
Rev. WILLIAM S. STEARNS - Universalist Church 1827-1831
Ordained 21 November 1827. Resigned 30 March 1831.
Rev. ARTEMAS STEBBINS - Methodist Church 1812
Rev. ELEAZER STEELE - Methodist Church 1821.
Rev. J. A. STOREY - North Stoughton Methodist Church 1874-1876.
Rev. GEORGE STOWE - Methodist Church 1827.
Rev. ELISHA STREETER - Methodist Church 1817-1818..
Rev. E. F. STRICKLAND - East Stoughton Baptist Church 1873-1874
Rev. ELLIOTT STUDLEY - Methodist Church ca. 1911-1912.
Rev. VALERY EDWIN SUNDT, born at New London, Conn. 3 December 1917; died in Florida 11 November
2004. First Congregational Church 1951-1953.
Rev. C. E. SWARTZ - North Stoughton Methodist Church.
Rev. CHARLES R. TENNEY - Universalist Church 1882-1889.
Rev. HEZEKIAH THATCHER - Methodist Church - 1820.
Rev. C. S. THURBER - North Stoughton Methodist Church 1890-1891.
Rev. JOHN TINKHAM - Methodist Church pre-1818.
While living in Easton, Mass. he served the as the first Methodist Episcopal clergyman to the families in Stoughton.
He held regular services at the home of Hezekiah Gay in Stoughton. Ordained 5 December 1792. Resigned at his
request 15 January 1817. He is buried at Peal Street Cemetery, Stoughton with his family.
Rev. OREN TRACY - East Stoughton Baptist Church 1825-1827
He was ordained 9 November 1825.
Rev. JEREMIAH F. TWOMEY - affiliated with Immaculate Conception Church 1922-1925.
Rev. MYKOLAS VEMBRE - affiliated with the Immaculate Conception Church 1950-1951.
He was ordained in 1927. He died 30 October 1971.
Rev. CHARLES VIRGIN - Methodist Church 1824-1825.
Rev. HIRAM WALDEN - Methodist Church 1825.
Rev. GEORGE WALKER - Trinity Episcopal Church 1898-1908.
Rev. JASON WALKER - Methodist Church 1816.
Rev. ISRAEL WASHBURN - Methodist Church 1839.
Rev. S. F. WHIDDEN - Methodist Church 1866.
Rev. LORENZO WHITE - Methodist Church 1853-1854.
Rev. THOMAS WILSON, born at Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland 15 June 1822; died Waterville, N.Y. 11 December 1899.
First Congregational Church 1856-1876. Rev. Wilson was called to the church 13 February 1856. Installed 1 April 1864.
Resigned 1 April 1872. He resigned 13 February 1876. He is buried at the Evergreen Cemetery in Stoughton with his family.
and family housekeeper Amanda "Mandy" Mosely (d. 18 October 1870, age 25 yrs.) who was a former slave from the south.
Rev. LEON D. WILLIAMS - Universalist Church 1901-1907.
Rev. WILLIAM R. WILLIAMS - North Stoughton Methodist Church 1915.
Rev. GEORGE WINCHESTER - a minister performing marriages in Stoughton in 1850. Denomination is presently unclear.
Rabbi MAX J. ZINNER - Congregation Talmud Torah 1895
MISSION, located at
Please let us know if you have any further information on any of the above clergyman.
Back to www.StoughtonHistory.com main page