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Scarritt, Josiah A. (Josiah Atkins), 1790-1865



  • Existence: 1790 - 1865

biographical statement

UPB files (including collection case file), March 24, 2015 (Josiah Atkins Scarritt. b. in Southington (now Wolcott), Connecticut on December 16, 1790, to Nathan and Abagail Scarritt; family later settled in New Hampshire; Scarritt's parents were Presbyterian; at an early age he was taught to revere the Bible and remained a religious man throughout his life; converted to Methodism and became a preacher of the faith in around 1815; preached primarily in and around Conway, New Hampshire; d. in 1865)

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Josiah A. Scarritt journal

Identifier: MSS 3124
Scope and Contents Materials include a handwritten journal created by Scarritt. The journal includes various reflections by the author on his life. Scarritt writes a brief biographical sketch of his life from his birth in 1790 to June 1815, focusing much on his religious experience as a young man and his conversion to Christianity. After this point, the journal is more daily entries for the remainder of 1815 up to July 1816, and include Scarrit's service as a Methodist preacher, particularly in the city of...
Dates: 1790-1816