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.

1999 Fontanini Figurine - Angel Lemuel holding trumpet #321 - 6

1999 Fontanini Figurine - Angel Lemuel holding trumpet #321 - 6" Scale No Box

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Fontanini Collectors Club 1999 Angel Lemuel Nativity 6 1/4” # 65301BX picture

Fontanini Collectors Club 1999 Angel Lemuel Nativity 6 1/4” # 65301BX

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1999 Fontanini Figurine - Angel Lemuel holding trumpet 6

1999 Fontanini Figurine - Angel Lemuel holding trumpet 6" New With Box With Box

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Antique book classic novel 1876.. GULLIVER'S TRAVELS, of Lemuel.. 6 color plates

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Antique 1828 Land Deed Document Bristol RI Benjamin Estabrook Lemuel Richmond picture

Antique 1828 Land Deed Document Bristol RI Benjamin Estabrook Lemuel Richmond

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Lemuel Towers -1860 Washington Billhead -Prolific Printer, Civil War Slavery Era picture

Lemuel Towers -1860 Washington Billhead -Prolific Printer, Civil War Slavery Era

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1940 Press Photo Colonel Lemuel Q. Stoopnagle, of

1940 Press Photo Colonel Lemuel Q. Stoopnagle, of "Quixie-Doodle" program.

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1982 Press Photo Basketball - St. Augustine's Lemuel Clanton Reaches for Ball picture

1982 Press Photo Basketball - St. Augustine's Lemuel Clanton Reaches for Ball

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Engraved Dog Lemuel G Carpenter Darling’s Music Store Piano Repair Providence RI

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Photo: Lemuel Shattuck,1793-1859,Boston Politician,Historian,Bookseller,Publishe picture

Photo: Lemuel Shattuck,1793-1859,Boston Politician,Historian,Bookseller,Publishe

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