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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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Deacon Josiah Moore

Elected Deacon to the First Church in Cambridge in 1804, Josiah Moore was a carpenter by trade and served as Deacon with fellow founder William Hilliard. Born in Sudbury on September 25, 1747, he was an assessor and overseer of the poor for many years after serving as a sergeant in Captain Thatcher’s company of Minutemen, who marched 28 miles on the alarm on April 19, 1775 when the British landed in East Cambridge. Josiah Moore died suddenly on May 1, 1814.

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