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STOCKTON, Thomas Hewlings



STOCKTON, Thomas Hewlings, a House Chaplain; born in Mount Holly, Burlington County, N.J., June 4, 1808; attended Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pa., 1827; pastor, Pitt Street Church, Baltimore, Md., 1830; circuit preacher, 1829; pastor, St. John’s Church, Baltimore, Md., 1830, 1836–1838; missionary at large, 1831; elected Chaplain of the United States House of Representatives to the Twenty–third and to the succeeding Congress (December 24, 1835–July 4, 1836); elected Chaplain of the United States House of Representatives to the Thirty-seventh Congress (July 5, 1861–March 3, 1863); compiler, hymnbook for the Methodist Protestant Church, Baltimore ,Md., 1837; founder, First Methodist Protestant Church in Philadelphia, Pa., 1838; pastor, Sixth Street Methodist Protestant Church, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1847–1859; pastor, Pitt Street Methodist Church, Baltimore, Md., 1850–1856; pastor, Church of the New Testament, Baltimore, Md., 1856–1868; editor; died on October 9, 1868, in Philadelphia, Pa.

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