Biography of Rev. William Jennings


Jennings, Rev. William, Aurora, p. o. Willink, born in Chertsey, county of Surry, England, April 7, 1823, is a son of Robert and Elizabeth Jennings, who lived and died in England. Mr. Jennings was reared in England and educated at Highgate College, near London, then in Mumford Grammar School in county of Norfolk, the same school which the Sons of Sir Robert Peal attended. In 1843 he began to study for the ministry, and 1846 took up the study of medicine under Dr. Clemons of Wayne county, N. Y., working on a farm summers and studying and preaching winters. In 1849 he united with the Genesee Conference and 1852 was ordained elder, and has been in the ministry fifty-three years and is still preaching. March 27, 1646, he married Miranda Baker and they had three children. Dr. Jennings has been a great student during his life and is now preaching every Sunday. He started poor and has made his own way, and educated his sons at a cost of about $7,000.

Our County and it's people
a descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Trumen C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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