Audio Book Samples

Friday, January 1, 2010

Woodhull, John 1744-1824

John Woodhull (January 26, 1744-November 22, 1824) was born at Miller's Place, Long Island. He graduated from the College of New Jersey in 1766. He pursued theological studies at Fagg's Manor under the Rev. John Blair and was licensed to preach by the Presbytery of New Castle, August, 1768. He served as pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Leacock, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (1770-1779), as Chaplain of the 7th Battalion Lancaster Militia, Colonel John Boyd (1777) during the War for Independence, and as pastor of the Presbyterian Church, near Freehold, New Jersey (1779-1824), for many years known as the "Old Tennent Church." Here he succeeded the celebrated William Tennent, who had preached for forty years in that church. At this location Dr. Woodhull conducted a very successful grammar school and also prepared young men for the ministry. He was involved in the work of establishing and operating Princeton Theological Seminary.

Annals of the American Pulpit, Volume 3 - 1860 (page 304)

Woodhull Genealogy: The Woodhull Family in England and America (1904) by Mary Gould Woodhull and Francis Bowes Stevens (page 312 for biographical sketch of Rev. John Woodhull)

AUDIO AND VIDEO: Web Site for the Old Tennent Presbyterian Church - Founded 1692

Listen to Audio History of Old Tennent Church and Battle of Monmouth (5 min)


A sermon, for the day of publick thanksgiving: appointed by the President, on account of the establishment of the new Constitution, &c., November 26, 1789 - 1790 (24 pages)

A sermon, preached at Freehold, Nov. 25, 1824: on the death of the Rev. John Woodhull, D.D. late pastor of the Presbyterian church of Freehold, New Jersey - 1825 (32 pages)

No comments:

Post a Comment