Lemuel Haynes (1753-1833)

As the first black in America to serve as pastor of a white congregation, Haynes ministered to Rutland‘s West Parish for thirty years starting in 1783.

The illegitimate child of a black and the daughter of a socially prominent white family in Hartford, Connecticut, the five-month-old baby Lemuel was abandoned by his parents and indentured to a white family in Massachusetts. Studying Latin, Greek and theology in his twenties, and was licensed to preach in 1780.

He fell in love with a young white woman in his Connecticut congregation; she proposed to him, and they were married in 1783, producing ten children.

Middlebury College gave Haynes an honorary degree (another unprecedented event) at its second commencement in 1804. He filled pulpits in BenningtonManchester, and Granville, New York, before his death at the age of eighty.

"Tennessee Congressman" Lemuel P. Padgett Signed TLS Dated 1912

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CANVASBACK Duck 1972 Small Gold Rimmed Plate by LEMUEL T. WARD. Jr- Back Stamped picture

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1951 Press Photo Commandant General Lemuel C. Shepherd - RRY01591 picture

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"Tennessee Congressman" Lemuel P. Padgett Hand Signed TLS Dated 1916 COA

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