Born: 14 May 1754, Grafton, Massachusetts
Died: 14 Jan 1841, Cheshire, Massachusetts
John Leland was an American Baptist minister. In September, 1779, he married Sally Devine of Hopkinton, Massachusetts. He and his wife moved to Virginia, where he reportedly influenced James Madison to include prohibition against a state church in the Constitution's Bill of Rights. The last part of his life was spent in Massachusetts.
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Settings of text by John Leland
- Bethesda (Elisha West)
- Complainer (Jeremiah Ingalls)
- Consolation (Jeremiah Ingalls)
- Evening Shade (Stephen Jenks)
- Faithful Soldier (William Walker)
- Heavenly Armor (William Walker)
- Love to Jesus (Jeremiah Ingalls)
- Mutual Love (William Walker)
- Norway (Hezekiah Moors)
- Pleading Savior (Deodatus Dutton)
- Rome (Timothy Swan)
- The Wandering Pilgrim (Jeremiah Ingalls)
- Greene, L. F., Editor. 1845. The writings of the late Elder John Leland, including some events in his life, written by himself. New York: G. W. Wood. 745 pp.