Penfield, Thomas

Penfield, Thomas an American Christian philanthropist, was born at Savannah. Georgia. He died in 1834. His benefactions laid the foundation of the Mercer Institute, Green County, Georgia. Another monument of his charity is the Penfield Mariner's church, in Savannah, erected at a cost of eight thousand dollars. He also left a large property to other Christian charities, such as education, foreign and domestic missions, etc.

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