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Gilbert Tennent
Birth: Feb. 5, 1703
Death: Jul. 23, 1764

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 Tennet was instrumental in the founding of Princeton College (now University), and the building of Nassau Hall. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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 Parents:
  William Tennent (1673 - 1746)
 
 Children:
  Cornelia Tennent Smith (____ - 1832)*
  Gilbert Tennent (1742 - 1770)*
 
 Siblings:
  Gilbert Tennent (1703 - 1764)
  William Tennent (1705 - 1777)*
  John Tennent (1707 - 1732)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Abington Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Abington
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
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Gilbert Tennent
Added by: Russ Dodge
 
Gilbert Tennent
Added by: Russ Dodge
 
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- 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

- Jackie Howard
 Added: Feb. 5, 2013
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