Campbell, John (d. 1761)

CAMPBELL (John), first minister of Oxford, Massachusetts, was a native of Scotland, and was educated at Edinburgh. He came to this country in 1717. He was ordained pastor of Oxford, a town settled by French protestants, March 11, 1721. He continued faithfully to discharge the duties of his sacred office, until his death, March 25, 1761, in the seventy first year of his age, and the forty second of his ministry. He was succeeded by the reverend Joseph Bowman, who had been a missionary among the Mohawk Indians. - Whitney's history of Worcester, 84.
1. William Allen, An Account of the Lives, Characters, and Writings of the Most Eminent Persons in North America from its First Discovery to the Present Time, 1809, page 153.

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