Carney, Thomas Johnson

Carney, Thomas Johnson a Universalist minister, was born in Dresden, Me., June 10, 1818. He was taught Universalism from childhood; traveled quite extensively in the West in 1838 and 1839; resided in South Carolina from 1840 to 1844, and was engaged as private tutor; returned to Maine in 1845; received private instruction in theology; and in 1846 began preaching. In 1848 he was ordained pastor of the Kensington Society, Philadelphia. He had charges in Livermore, Leeds, Wayne, and Livermore Falls, Me., in 1850; labored at Cooperstown, N.Y., in 1851; spent several years as missionary in Illinois, Missouri, and Kansas, and died May 4,1871. Mr. Carney was essentially a Church organizer and pioneer. See Universalist Register, 1872, p. 141.

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