Pennington, J W C
Pennington, J. W. C.
D.D., a Presbyterian minister (colored), was born in 1800. He was born a slave but escaped from his condition of servitude at the age of twenty-one years, and found his way to New York, where he was assisted in his studies for the ministry by the Presbyterian Church, under the care of Dr. Cox. He was subsequently settled at Hartford, and later over the Shiloh Presbyterian Church, New York. He received the degree of D.D. from the University of Heidelberg, Germany. For two or three years previous to his death he labored with great zeal and success among the freedmen in Florida. He died at Jacksonville Oct. 22, 1870.