Glendy John, Dd

Glendy John, D.D., a Presbyterian minister, was born in Derry, Ireland, June 4, 1755, and was educated in the University of Glasgow, where, after devoting some time to the study of theology, he was licensed and ordained. He subsequently accepted a call from the Church in Londonderry, where he remained till the Irish insurrection of 1798 obliged him to leave his native land. He arrived in Norfolk, Virginia, in 1799, and shortly after supplied the congregations of Staunton and Bethel, in Augusta County, for nearly two years. He made the acquaintance of Washington and Jefferson, and was held in high estimation as a minister. In 1803 he was inducted as pastor of the Second Presbyterian congregation at Baltimore, and served the House of Representatives and the Senate as chaplain. He died October 4, 1832. He published An Oration in Commemoration of Washington, 1800: — A Prayer offered on the 4th of July, 1821. — Sprague, Annals, 4:229.

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