Cornish, Samuel E

Cornish, Samuel E.

a colored Presbyterian minister, was born in New York in 1793. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Philadelphia, October 31, 1819, and in 1823 was called to the First African Church of Philadelphia, where he preached for some years. From 1845 to 1847 he served as a missionary to the colored people of New York city, and during this time organized Emmanuel Church. In 1855 he joined the Nassau Presbytery of Brooklyn, L.I., where he labored till his death, in 1858. See Wilson, Presb. Hist. Almanac, 1860, page 69.

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