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Aaron Bancroft

Aaron Bancroft
Aaron Bancroft
Born (1755-11-10)November 10, 1755
Reading, Massachusetts
Died August 19, 1839(1839-08-19) (aged 83)
Worcester, Massachusetts
Children George Bancroft (Son)
Parent(s) Samuel Bancroft (Father)
Lydia Parker (Mother)
Church Congregational church, Worcester, Massachusetts
Writings Biography of George Washington in 1807 - 1908
Congregations served
Congregational church, Worcester, Massachusetts

Aaron Bancroft (November 10, 1755 – August 19, 1839) was an American clergyman. He was born in Reading, Massachusetts to Samuel Bancroft and Lydia Parker.


  • Biography 1
  • Works 2
  • Notes 3
  • References 4


He began his studies during the

  • Christie, Francis Albert. "Bancroft, Aaron." Dictionary of American Biography. Vol. 1, Charles Scribner's Sons. 1928
  • worldcat Accessed December 25, 2009


  1. ^ This first edition was published under the title of An essay on the life of George Washington. and in following editions the title was changed to Life of George Washington Commander in Chief of the American Army Through the Revolutionary War, and the First President of the United States.
  2. ^ "Book of Members, 1780-2010: Chapter B" (PDF). American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved May 9, 2011. 
  3. ^ American Antiquarian Society Members Directory
  4. ^ Dunbar, B. (1987). Members and Officers of the American Antiquarian Society. Worcester: American Antiquarian Society.


  • Bancroft, Aaron. Life of George Washington Commander in Chief of the American Army Through the Revolutionary War, and the First President of the United States. London: Printed for J. Stockdale, 1808.


His son was American historian, United States Secretary of the Navy and United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom.

. Worcester, Massachusetts until his death in Congregationalism, he adhered to the name and system of American Unitarian Association Although president of the [4] for which he served as vice-president from 1816-1831.[3] in 1812,American Antiquarian Society and was a founding member of the [2] in 1805,American Academy of Arts and Sciences He was elected a Fellow of the [1]

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