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.

Rev. Lemuel Haynes Preaching First Church Bennington Vermont Postcard UNPOSTED picture

Rev. Lemuel Haynes Preaching First Church Bennington Vermont Postcard UNPOSTED

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1979 Press Photo Lemuel Smith in handcuffs with law enforcement officers picture

1979 Press Photo Lemuel Smith in handcuffs with law enforcement officers

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1954 Press Photo US Marine General Lemuel Shepherd in Uniform picture

1954 Press Photo US Marine General Lemuel Shepherd in Uniform

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CHESSIE The Cat Lemuel Thomas Signed CHESAPEAKE & OHIO Fortune Mag1935  Framed picture

CHESSIE The Cat Lemuel Thomas Signed CHESAPEAKE & OHIO Fortune Mag1935 Framed

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

1999 Fontanini Figurine - Angel Lemuel holding trumpet #321 - 6" Scale With Box

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FONTANINI, 65301, 5

FONTANINI, 65301, 5" LEMUEL an ANGEL - 1999 - Retired 2000, COLLECTOR'S CLUB

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Fontanini Collectors Club 1999 Angel Lemuel Nativity 6 1/4

Fontanini Collectors Club 1999 Angel Lemuel Nativity 6 1/4" 1999 Depose Italy

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5

5" Fontanini figure Lemuel

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1837 Photo: Reverend Lemuel Haynes | Sketches of the life | Wall Art picture

1837 Photo: Reverend Lemuel Haynes | Sketches of the life | Wall Art

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Photo: Chief Lemuel Occum Fielding,daughter Mrs Myrtle Germaine,son,Everett M,19 picture

Photo: Chief Lemuel Occum Fielding,daughter Mrs Myrtle Germaine,son,Everett M,19

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