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Tombstone of Rev. Jacob & Mary (Giddings) Johnson
" Rev. Jacob Johnson, A. M.
Born at Wallingford Conn. Apr 1713. Died at Wilkes-Barre PA Mar 15, 1797. Graduated Yale College 1740. Pastor Congregational Church Groton, Connecticut, 1749 - 1772. First Pastor Wilkes-Barre Congregation. (Subsequently First Presbyterian) 1772 - 1797. He made missionary journeys to the six nations, preaching in the Indian language. He was an early outspoken advocate of American Liberty, and a commanding figure in the early history of Wyoming. He wrote the articles of capitulation following the destruction of the infant settlement by the British and Indians in 1778 and was a firm and self sacraficing defender of the Connecticut titles throughout the prolonged land contest.
his wife
daughter of Captain Nathaniel and Mary (Williams) Giddings
of Preston, Conn.
buried at Hollenback cemetery.

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