commissioned by the Funks Grove Cemetery Association ; [editor, Rosemary Stubblefield Schertz ; genealogy compiled by Stephen C. Funk ... et al. ; authors of biographies, narratives, Betty Stubblefield Elliott ... et al.].
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Samuel Gorton (1593 - 1677) was an early settler and civic leader of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations and President of the towns of Providence and Warwick. He had strong religious beliefs which differed from Puritan theology and was very outspoken, and he became the leader of a small sect of converts known as Gortonists or Gortonites. As a result, he was frequently in trouble with the civil and church authorities in the New England colonies. [from Wikipedia]