Kenney, Wesley, Dd

Kenney, Wesley, D.D.

a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Washington County, Pennsylvania, May 8, 1808. He was converted in his nineteenth year, licensed to preach in 1831, and in 1832 entered the Pittsburgh Conference. His fields of labor were: Connellsville Circuit; Washington, Pa.; Liberty Street, Pittsburgh; Wheeling, Virginia; agent for Allegheny College; Smithfield Street, Pittsburgh; Beaver Street, Allegheny City; Wheeling; presiding elder of Barnesville District, Ohio; secretary of the Wesleyan Sabbath Union, Washington, Pennsylvania; and Chaplain Street, Wheeling. In 1852 he was transferred to the Newark Conference, wherein he served Central Church and Clinton Street, Newark; in 1855 was transferred to the Philadelphia Conference, wherein he served Trinity Church and Wharton Street, Philadelphia; Asbury, Wilmington, Delaware; Fifth Street, Philadelphia; St. Stephen's, Germantown; idle one year, 1866; Easton, Maryland, 1867-69; Odessa, Delaware, 1870-72; presiding elder of Dover District, Wilmington Conference, from 1873 till his death in Smyrna, Del., June 24, 1875. Dr. Kenney was well educated, though not a college graduate. He excelled as a preacher, a model in pathos, clearness, instructiveness, and spirituality. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1876, page 29.

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