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NameJohn Pike
Livedb. 1653-05-13 - d. 1709-03-10 (old)
Linked Manuscripts
Linked SermonsSermon on Isaiah 26:20 -- preacher (autograph: yes)Sermon on James 4:14 -- preacher (autograph: no)Sermon on Luke 19:10 -- preacher (autograph: no)Sermon on Psalms 73:28 -- dedicatee (autograph: yes)
Linked ReportsMichael Metcalfe's sermon diary -- preacher
Associated PlacesHarvard College (University) -- Place of StudyDover -- PostHampton -- PostNewbury -- PostPemaquid -- PostPortsmouth -- Post
Source of DataCatherine Evans
Biographical Sources ConsultedSibley's Harvard Graduates, V. 2 (1881) pp. 448-454.
Other NoteSon of Robert and Sarah (Sanders) Pike, of Salisbury, MA. His father Robert Pike was one of the early members of the Church at Salisbury and Councillor under William and Mary's Charter from 1692-1695. John Pike was part of the graduating class of 1675 at Harvard. He took a second degree in 1678 and in November that year came to Dover to work as a minster in an area then known as Hilton's Point. On 5 May 1681, Pike married Sarah Moodey, the second daughter of Joshua Moodey. She died on 24 January 1702/3. They had several children, a still-born son (b. 1682); Nathaniel (b. 1683); Robert (b. 1685); Abigail (b. 1688 - d. 1694); twins Hannah and Mary (b. 1691); Joshua (b. 1693); Samuel (b. 1695 - d. 1702); Abigail (b. 1692 - d. 1699); Margaret (b. 1698/9 - d. 1698/9); Solomon (b. 1700). In 1689 the family moved to Portsmouth after the garrison of Cochecho was attacked, they then moved to Hampton in 1690 where Pike preached. He then moved to Newbury in February 1691/2 and in October 1692 he moved to Portsmouth. He then became Chaplain at Pemaquid-Fort in Maine, a post he held from October 1694 to July 1695. He then moved to Dover again in 1698. Quakerism had become popular in the town, and when Pike sought to move away, returning to Salisbury, he was prevailed upon to remain by local people, gaining a greater salary.
GEMMS record createdAugust 18, 2020
GEMMS record last editedSeptember 11, 2020