Samuel Davies

Davies, Samuel (dāˈvēz) [key], 1723–61, American Presbyterian clergyman, b. New Castle co., Del. Ordained as an evangelist, he went in 1747 to Hanover co., Va., where he was soon the center of a revival that became part of the movement known as the Great Awakening. He went with Gilbert Tennent to England and Scotland in 1753 to raise funds for the support of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton) and was its president from 1759 to 1761.

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