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Title: Levi Tenney biographical sketches and letters
Dates: 1858-1860, 1907
Accession Number(s): 2007-009
Extent: 0.25 inch
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Austin Seminary Archives at the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Biographical Note: Levi Tenney (1823-1907) was a Presbyterian pastor in Texas and also served as the editor of the Texas Presbyterian. Tenney was born in Plainfield, New York on December 12, 1823, and obtained a Bachelor of Arts (1846) and a Master of Arts (1849) from Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. He moved to Brazoria County, Texas and began teaching and studying theology privately. He was ordained in 1854 and served churches throughout Texas including Carolina church (1854-1859); Blue Ridge church and group (1867-1869); Carolina church and group (1871-1875); Unity and Maysfield (1876); Hugh Wilson church (1881-1886); and Hico, Iredell, and Dublin (1887-1892). He died in Brownwood, Texas on May 16, 1907.

Scope and Contents: The Levi Tenney biographical sketches and letters primarily relate to an unknown 1907 project collecting information about Texas pastors. Biographical sketches are included for pastors Tenney either knew or researched. The following pastors are described: Robert Hamilton Byers, Peter Hunter Fullinwider, Hugh Wilson, John McCullough, James Weston Miller, Robert Franklin Bunting, Walter Gray Somerville, Joel Titus Case, Stephen F. Cocke, Malcolm C. Conolly, James Wilson, William Kirkpatrick Marshall, Michael Dickson, Daniel McNair, John Russell Hutchinson, H. T. Young, R. M. Sonphridge [?], A. J. Sonphridge [?], Hillery Moseley, Neill McDonald, John Addison Smylie, William Carnes Dunlap, J. M. Connelly, J. M. Wilson, Samuel McKinney, Rufus W. Bailey, and John Sharshall Grasty. Several other pastors are briefly mentioned in the letter describing the project.

The remaining letters document Tenney’s time at Carolina church in 1858.

Materials in accession #2007-009 were originally held at the Montreat office of the Presbyterian Historical Society. They were transferred to the Austin Seminary Archives in 2007. Some items in this collection have handwritten numbers in pencil that were added by staff at the Presbyterian Historical Society.

Restrictions: Materials are available by appointment only. Contact the archivist for details.

Index Terms:
Bailey, Rufus William, 1793-1863.
Bunting, R. F. (Robert Franklin), 1828-1891.
Byers, Robert Hamilton.
Case, Joel Titus, 1802-1868.
Cocke, Stephen F.
Connelly, J. M., 1811-1895.
Conolly, Malcom C.
Dickson, Michael.
Dunlap, William Carnes, 1817-1886.
Fullinwider, Peter Hunter, 1796-1866.
Grasty, John S. (John Sharshall), 1825-1883.
Hutchinson, John Russell, 1807-1878.
Marshall, William Kirkpatrick, 1808-1897.
McCullough, John, 1805-1870.
McDonald, Neill, 1812-1875.
McKinney, Samuel.
McNair, Daniel, 1806-1883.
Miller, James Weston, 1815-1873.
Moseley, Hillery, 1830-1883.
Smylie, J. A. (John Addison), 1812-1878.
Somerville, Walter Gray.
Tenney, Levi, 1823-1907.
Wilson, Hugh, 1794-1868.
Wilson, J. M.
Wilson, James.
Young, H. T.
Presbyterian Church--Clergy.

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Preferred Citation: Levi Tenney biographical sketches and letters, 1858-1860, 1907, Austin Seminary Archives, Stitt Library, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary


Box Number:
D007   Letters, 1858-1860
    Biographical sketches, 1907

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