Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Tennents in:
 • Abington Presbyterian Church Cemetery
 • Abington
 • Montgomery County
 • Pennsylvania
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Gilbert Tennent
Birth: Feb. 5, 1703
County Armagh, Northern Ireland
Death: Jul. 23, 1764
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Religious Leader. One of the leaders of the mid-18th Century “Great Awakening” religious movement, he played a prominent role while an itinerant Presbyterian evangelical preacher. He and other ministers such as George Whitefield and Jonathan Edwards spread a message filled with fiery imagery of a wrathful God who would punish humans who had slid toward a perceived level of corruption and lessened piety that had waned since the days of the Puritans. The ministers' preaching enacted a profound effect on the American Colonists of the time, and has been deemed by historians to be the first movement to unite the loosely aligned 13 Colonies. Gilbert Tennent was instrumental in the founding of Princeton College (now University), and the building of Nassau Hall. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
Family links: 
  William Tennent (1673 - 1746)
  Cornelia De Peyster Tennent (____ - 1753)*
  Cornelia Tennent Smith (____ - 1832)*
  Gilbert Tennent (1742 - 1770)*
  Gilbert Tennent (1703 - 1764)
  William Tennent (1705 - 1777)*
  John Tennent (1707 - 1732)*
*Calculated relationship
Abington Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Russ Dodge
Record added: May 16, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7447822
Gilbert Tennent
Added by: Gregory Speciale
Gilbert Tennent
Added by: Russ Dodge
Gilbert Tennent
Added by: Russ Dodge
There are 2 more photos not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

- Bunnygirl
 Added: Sep. 30, 2015

- Jackie Howard
 Added: Feb. 5, 2014
Jehovah, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make it known: in wrath remember mercy! Habakkuk 3 v2
- David Martin
 Added: Jun. 3, 2013
There are 24 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (3.8 after 17 votes)

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service