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Clergyman

John Morgan Rhees, Welsh clergyman.

Background

Rhees, John Morgan was born on December 8, 1760 in Glamorganshire, Wales. Son of John and Elizabeth Rhys.

Education

Attended Bristol College, August 1776.

Career

Ordained to ministry baptist Church, November 17, 1785. Pastor Penygarn Baptist Church, Pontypool, Monmouthshire, England. Interested in results of French Revolution, went to Paris, 1792, preached, distbd.

Bibles; published quarterly (in Welsh) devoted to civil and religious liberty, 1793-1794. Came to New York City, 1794. Formed society for benefit of immigrants.

Influential in movements on behalf of missions, evangelism, civil and religious liberty. Published The Good Samaritan: An Oration in Behalf of the Philadelphia Society for the Information and Assistance of Persons Emigrating from Foreign Countries, 1796. Justice of peace, associate judge (1799), clerk quarter sessions, recorder deeds (1800), all Somerset, Pa.

Connections

Married Ann Loxley, February 22, 1796. Children: John, Benjamin Rush, Mary, Morgan John, Eliza.

father:
John Rhys

mother:
Elizabeth Rhys

spouse:
Ann Loxley

children:
John Rhees

Benjamin Rush Rhees

Mary Rhees

Morgan John Rhees

Eliza Rhees