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William Wallace Bennett

Birth24 FEB 1821
 
Religion1846methodist
Religion1847methodist
Education1850
 
University of Virginia
Religion1850-1852
 
methodist
Org.1852
 
University of Virginia, ChaplainUniversity of Virginia
Religion1860-1861
 
methodist
Religion1865methodist
Org.1877-1887
 
Ashland, Randolph Macon College, PresidentAshland, Randolph Macon College
Death7 JUN 1887
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Aged: 66.3 years

The Reverend William Wallace Bennett, D.D. was born in Richmond, Virginia, February 24, 1821, and reared under the influence of Methodist teaching and preaching of the old school. He was converted in Portsmouth, Va., in 1839, was received on trial in the Virginia Conference in November 1842, and served in various circuits throughout Virginia, 1843-49. He studied at the University of Virginia and was graduated from several schools in 1850. That same year he was assigned as the first preacher in charge of the newly formed Southern Church in Washington City. In 1852 he was appointed Chaplain to the University of Virginia, but was forced to resign because of poor health. He soon regained his health, served one year in Virginia, and was appointed... Read More

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  1. Wikipedia
  2. Findagrave William Wallace Bennett
  3. Book:Minutes of Annual Conference Methodist Ch, 1846; and following years in other books; Website
  4. Other: Archive documents, Mt Vernon Place UMC, DC;
  1. Findagrave Virginia Lee Sangster Bennett
  2. Website:Tom Hamm Jr;
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