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EG Historical Preservation Society invites community to meet Elder John Gorton

Posted 1/13/21

Join members and friends of the East Greenwich Historic Preservation Society on Monday, Jan. 18, to meet Elder John Gorton, who led the East Greenwich Baptist church for 39 years, from 1753 to his death in 1792. The program's speaker, Cherry Fletcher

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EG Historical Preservation Society invites community to meet Elder John Gorton

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Join members and friends of the East Greenwich Historic Preservation Society on Monday, Jan. 18, to meet Elder John Gorton, who led the East Greenwich Baptist church for 39 years, from 1753 to his death in 1792.

The program’s speaker, Cherry Fletcher Bamberg, will describe details of life in 18th-century East Greenwich as recorded in the diaries of this beloved church leader. His thoughts about his congregants, both the pious and the indifferent, their baptisms, weddings and funerals were part of his daily life and his notes reveal a church minister devoted to his flock.

Cherry Fletcher Bamberg is editor of Rhode Island Roots, the journal of the RI Genealogical Society, a native of Newport, a historian and a dynamic speaker. This free, one-hour program will be given via Zoom. It begins at 7:30 p.m. To register for Zoom contact information, email info@eghps.org.

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