Founders of the Massachusetts Bible Society - 1809

The Massachusetts Bible Society began on July 6, 1809 and is an ecumenical, Christian organization dedicated to promoting Biblical literacy, understanding, and dialogue. This blog lists brief biographies of our founders who gathered in the Massachusetts State House Senate Chamber on that historic day to sign the Charter founding MBS. Please visit our website:

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Deacon David Goodwin

A member of the Baptist Missionary Society of Massachusetts, Deacon David Goodwin was born about 1744 and was a builder by trade, living and working primarily in Charlestown. He was active in the municipal life of the town, holding a number of town offices and was elected as a state representative in 1804, 1810, and 1813. He was also a school trustee.

A history of Charlestown written in 1902 describes him as a dignified, precise man, who expected to be looked up to, especially by the children and youth of the town.” Deacon Goodwin died in his Charlestown home on Jan. 25, 1825.

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