Tenney, Samuel Gilman

Tenney, Samuel Gilman a Congregational minister, was born at Rowley, Mass., April 12, 1793. He sought an education with a view of entering the ministry, being impressed that it was his duty to preach. He was fitted for college at Meriden, N. H., after which he entered Dartmouth College, from which he graduated in 1823. He studied theology under the Rev. Dr. Chapin at Woodstock, Vt. He was ordained June 29, 1825, and installed pastor of the London Church, Vt. Here he labored for six years with success. He was subsequently pastor in the following places Bakersville, Vt., four years; Waitsfield, Vt., two years; Hillsborough, N.H., five years; Wordsborough, Vt., seven years; and Alstead, N.H., seven years, when be retired, after an unbroken ministry of forty-nine years, in the sixty-fourth year of his age. His labors were blessed in many places by special and powerful revivals. He died in Springfield, Vt., Dec. 5, 1874. (W. P. S.)

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