Kennedy, Samuel, Md

Kennedy, Samuel, M.D.

a Presbyterian minister, was born in Scotland in 1720, and educated in the University of Edinburgh. On coming to America he was received by the Presbytery of New Brunswick, and licensed by them in 1750. The following year he was ordained, and installed over the congregations of Basking Ridge, New Jersey, where he was principal of a classical school which acquired considerable celebrity. In 1760 he rendered his name conspicuous in behalf of an Episcopal clergyman by his connection with the ludicrous proclamation, " Eighteen Presb. Minis. for a groat." He was not only a minister and a teacher, but a physician, and practiced medicine with no small reputation in his own congregation. He died August 31, 1787. Sprague, Annals, 3:175.

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