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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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Mr. Ebenezer Rockwood, Esq.

Born on June 2, 1781, Mr. Rockwood was the son of a Revolutionary War surgeon. He graduated from Harvard in 1802, and entered law. Mr. Rockwood had the reputation of a brilliant lawyer and evidenced great gifts as an orator. We can only imagine what such a gifted man might have attained in his career, for he died suddenly on May 8, 1815 at only thirty-four years of age.

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