Gilbert Tennent (1703 - 1764):
Cleric, Presbyterian and writer
Gilbert Tennent was born in Armagh and emigrated to America. He was educated at Yale University and ordained a Presbyterian minister at New Brunswick in 1726. He preached in New England and founded a church in Philadelphia in 1743. He visited England and Ireland, where it is said he collected ¬£500 to establish a college. He was a prolific writer. He died in Philadelphia.
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