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Clergyman , College president

Samuel Doak, American clergyman, college president. member convention which formed State of Franklin (later part of Tennessee).

Background

Doak, Samuel was born in August 1749 in Augusta County, Virginia, United States. Son of Samuel and Jane (Mitcheall) Doak.

Education

Graduated from College of New Jersey (now Princeton), 1775.

Career

Became frontier preacher. Founded Salem Church, Little Limestone, Tennessee, also chs. in Concord, New Providence and Carter’s Valley (Tennessee). Member convention which formed State of Franklin (later part of Tennessee).

Founded log cabin school on his farm, incorporated as Martin Academy, 1783, became Washington College (1st seat of higher learning West of Alleghenies), 1795, president, 1795-1818. Started Tusculum Academy, Bethel, Tennessee, 1818, later became Tusculum College.

Membership

Member convention which formed State of Franklin (later part of Tennessee).

Connections

Married Esther H. Montgomery. Married second, Margaretta H. McEwen.

father:
Samuel Doak

mother:
Jane (Mitcheall) Doak

spouses:
Esther H. Montgomery

Margaretta H. McEwen