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Moses Everett
 Moses Everett, 1750-1813


[from The Clapp Memorial. Record of the Clapp Family in America ? Ebenezer Clapp, compiler. Boston: David Clapp & Son, 1876]


Moses Everett was born in Dedham, July 15, 1750. He was admitted to the College at Cambridge and received his first degree in 1771. His education had been with a view to the profession of a Christian Minister, which, on leaving college, he adopted. When the Church in Dorchester became vacant by the dismission of Mr. Bowman, he was invited to preach there; and Sept. 28, 1774, was ordained to the pastoral charge of that town, then consisting of one parish. He remained in this ministry eighteen years, and performed the duties of it to the satisfaction and improvement of his people. [He married Hannah Clapp Gardner on Dec. 28, 1784, her second husband. She was his third wife, and they had eight children.] At the end of that period, the declining state of his health compelled him to relinquish the office, and in the year 1793, he requested and obtained a dismission. The next year after he left the pulpit, he was elected one of the Representatives of Dorchester in the General Court. Afterwards he received a commission of Justice of the Peace, was made Special Justice of the court of Common Pleas of Norfolk County, and in the year 1808 was appointed to fill the vacancy on the bench of that Court, occasioned by the death of his brother, Oliver Everett, Esq. In this situation he acted with integrity and ability, and he held it till the abolition of the Court. He died March 25, 1813, in his 63d year. Judge Everett?s house, probably built by himself, is still standing, and has for many hears been owned and occupied by the widow of Nathaniel W. Appleton. It is situated on Pleasant Street, in Dorchester, near Savin Hill Avenue, and nearly opposite the site of the Old Gov. Stoughton mansion. The venerable button-wood trees which so long were conspicuous and ornamental objects in the street in front of the house, were removed after the annexation of Dorchester to Boston, on occasion of the widening of Pleasant Street. Judge Everett was uncle to the Hon. Edward Everett.


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