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Samuel Eaton and Joseph McKeen Sermons M053

Title:
Samuel Eaton and Joseph McKeen sermons
Creator:
Eaton, Samuel, 1737-1822
Creator:
McKeen, Joseph, 1757-1807
ID:
M053
Date [inclusive]:
1770-1801, undated
Extent:
0.5 linear feet
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Abstract:
The collection includes sermons, preached in Massachusetts and Maine, written both by Samuel Eaton and Joseph McKeen.
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Preferred Citation:

Cite as: Samuel Eaton and Joseph McKeen Sermons, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library.

Samuel Eaton was born April 3, 1737, in Randolph [Braintree, now Quincy], Massachusetts, a son of the Rev. Elisha Eaton (Harvard Class of 1729), who was minister of the Second Parish Church of North Yarmouth [Harpswell] Maine (1753-64). Eaton was fitted for college at York, Maine, by "Master Moody", a celebrated educator who later taught at Dummer Academy in Byfield. After graduating from Harvard in 1763, Eaton kept school for a few months in Scarborough, Maine. Among his pupils was

Eaton was described by a contemporary as somewhat eccentric and old-fashioned, "a rather stout and plump man of dignified bearing, who dressed in a spacious broad-skirted coat with deep cuffs, wide pocket flaps, and a large square collar; a waistcoat flaring in front and falling almost to the knees; breeches; high shoes secured by large silver buckles, a wig, and a cocked hat." Harriet Beecher Stowe used Eaton as a model for her Yankee character, Parson Sewall, in Pearl of Orr's Island (1862).

Joseph McKeen, the first president of Bowdoin College (1802-07), was born October 15, 1757, in Londonderry, New Hampshire. His father and grandfather, John and James, were among the first settlers of the town, having come from the north of Ireland in 1718 to escape religious and political oppression. McKeen graduated from Dartmouth College (1774) at age seventeen. He taught school for eight years in Londonderry, except for a short period during which he served under General Sullivan in the American Revolution. In 1785, the year he married Alice Anderson, McKeen moved to Beverly, Massachusetts, where he served as the Congregational minister until 1802. The couple had three sons and two daughters. Joseph McKeen died July 15, 1807, in Brunswick, Maine. For further information on the McKeen family see the Joseph McKeen Collection.

The collection includes sermons, preached in Massachusetts and Maine, written both by Samuel Eaton and Joseph McKeen. Eaton's eleven sermons begin in 1770 and end in 1790 and McKeen's sixty-five sermons begin in 1783 and end in 1801. Eaton, a contemporary of McKeen, is known to have preached some of McKeen's sermons.

Series Description:

Included are eleven of Samuel Eaton's sermons, written and first preached 1770-1790, primarily in Harpswell, Maine.

Arrangement:

First chronologically and then by biblical verse.

February 4, 1770. Matthew 7:13

Box 1 Folder 1

September 17, 1775. Jeremiah 14:19

Box 1 Folder 2

August 1779

Box 1 Folder 3

May 4, 1783

Box 1 Folder 4

May 22, 1785. John 14:6

Box 1 Folder 5

June 1786. Revelations 12:1

Box 1 Folder 6

July 1786. Exodus 3:3

Box 1 Folder 7

February 1788. Ephesians 2:8-9

Box 1 Folder 8

June 1788. Luke 8:13

Box 1 Folder 9

September 1790. Acts 20:9

Box 1 Folder 10

[undated]

Box 1 Folder 11

Series Description:

Included are sixty-five of Joseph McKeen's sermons, written and first preached 1783-1801 primarily in Massachusetts and Maine. Some of these sermons were also preached by Samuel Eaton.

Arrangement:

First chronologically and then by biblical verse.

June 8, 1783. John 3:3 [with note from the Pejepscot Historical Society about Rev. Samuel Eaton]

Box 1 Folder 12

November 23, 1783. Revelations 3:20

Box 1 Folder 13

August 8, 1784. Matthew 16:24

Box 1 Folder 14

November 25, 1784. Psalm 97:1

Box 1 Folder 15

January 23, 1785. Deuteronomy 6:5

Box 1 Folder 16

May 22, 1785. Philippians 3:11

Box 1 Folder 17

June 5, 1785. Philippians 3:8

Box 1 Folder 18

August 7, 1785. Ecclesiastes 7:9

Box 1 Folder 19

September 25, 1785. Proverbs 14:9

Box 1 Folder 20

September 25, 1785. II Peter 1:6

Box 1 Folder 21

October 23, 1785. Matthew 6:9

Box 1 Folder 22

November 13, 1785. Proverbs 3:6

Box 1 Folder 23

November 27, 1785. Matthew 11:28

Box 1 Folder 24

December 17, 1785. Exodus 20:8

Box 1 Folder 25

January 8, 1786. Matthew 26:35

Box 1 Folder 26

January 22, 1786. Matthew 4:1 [1]; and January 22, 1786. Matthew 4:1 [2]

Box 1 Folder 27

June 11, 1786. James 2:10

Box 1 Folder 28

July 9, 1786. Hebrews 2:3

Box 1 Folder 29

July 16, 1786. Proverbs 3:9

Box 1 Folder 30

March 11, 1787. I Timothy 4:8

Box 1 Folder 31

October 21, 1787. Titus 2:11-13

Box 1 Folder 32

January 20, 1788. Colossians 3:3

Box 1 Folder 33

February 10, 1788. Isaiah 55:7

Box 1 Folder 34

April 6, 1788. Ezekiel 33:11; and January 15, 1797. Proverbs 1:23

Box 1 Folder 35

June 15, 1788. I John 2:15

Box 1 Folder 36

June 22, 1788. Psalms 37:5, 62:8

Box 1 Folder 37

June 22, 1788. Psalm 62:8

Box 1 Folder 38

June 29, 1788. Psalm 144:15

Box 1 Folder 39

June 29, 1788. Ecclesiastes 5:1

Box 1 Folder 40

July 6, 1788. Genesis 18:19

Box 1 Folder 41

November 2, 1788. II Timothy 2:19

Box 1 Folder 42

March 8, 1789. Psalm 19:12

Box 1 Folder 43

March 29, 1789. I Thessalonians 5:6

Box 1 Folder 44

May 24, 1789. I Kings 18:21

Box 1 Folder 45

June 14, 1789. Hebrews 9:27; and October 25, 1795. Ecclesiates 12:14

Box 1 Folder 46

October 25, 1789. Hebrews 11:7

Box 1 Folder 47

November 8, 1789. Philippians 3:20

Box 1 Folder 48

June 13, 1790. Hebrews 12:5

Box 1 Folder 49

January 2, 1791. Acts 26:22

Box 1 Folder 50

May 22, 1791. Philippians 2:5

Box 1 Folder 51

June 5, 1791. Psalm 27:4

Box 1 Folder 52

September 18, 1791. Isaiah 57:15

Box 1 Folder 53

November 29, 1792. Psalm 103:2

Box 1 Folder 54

February 10, 1793. Psalm 19:13

Box 1 Folder 55

April 11, 1793. Psalm 51:18

Box 1 Folder 56

May 5, 1793. I Peter 1:13

Box 1 Folder 57

February 23, 1794. James 2:23

Box 1 Folder 58

November 20, 1794. Psalm 147:1

Box 1 Folder 59

September 6, 1795. Mark 1:15

Box 1 Folder 60

January 3, 1796. Psalm 89:48

Box 1 Folder 61

December 11, 1796. Acts 10:43

Box 1 Folder 62

May 4, 1797. Matthew 25:29

Box 1 Folder 63

June 4, 1797. Genesis 15:11

Box 1 Folder 64

May 6, 1798. Colossians 1:10

Box 1 Folder 65

May 9, 1798. Psalm 137:5-6

Box 1 Folder 66

August 12, 1798. Hebrews 12:1

Box 1 Folder 67

January 27, 1799. Romans 10:3

Box 1 Folder 68

April 4, 1799. Zechariah 7:5

Box 1 Folder 69

April 25, 1799. Isaiah 33:6

Box 1 Folder 70

September 22, 1799. Job 33:27-28 [1]; September 22, 1799. Job 33:27-28 [2]; and August 4, 1799. Romans 3:23 and I John 1:8

Box 1 Folder 71

March 16, 1800. Job 22:22

Box 1 Folder 72

April 3, 1800. Luke 19:26-27

Box 1 Folder 73

May 3, 1801. I Corinthians 11:31; and November 6, 1796. Galatians 6:4

Box 1 Folder 74

[undated] Psalm 51:1

Box 1 Folder 75

[undated] Zechariah 9:12

Box 1 Folder 76
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