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

Mr. John Grew

The elder brother of Rev. Henry Grew, who pastored the First Baptist Church in Hartford, Connecticut, John Grew was born August 15, 1780 and followed his father into the family business, becoming one of Boston’s most influential merchants. The firm of Bolton and Grew manufactured furniture hardware of all types, including brass and plated goods for coaches and cabinets. Mr. Grew was the assistant Treasurer of the Massachusetts Bible Society in 1816 and died in 1821.

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