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Clergyman

Stephen Grellet, French clergyman. member King’s Horse Guards, 1792.

Background

Grellet, Stephen was born on November 2, 1773 in Limoges, France. Son of Gabriel Marc Antoine and Susanne (de Senamaud) de Grellet.

Education

Attended College of Oratorians, Lyons, France.

Career

Member King’s Horse Guards, 1792. Captured, escaped to Amsterdam, Holland, eventually went to S. American, 1793. Moved to Newtown, Long Island, New York, 1795, became disciple of Voltaire.

Converted to Society of Friends after reading William Penn. Moved to Philadelphia, 1795. Officially recorded as minister of Christ by Monthly Meeting of North District, 1798.

Moved to New York City because of yellow fever plague in Philadelphia, 1799. Itinerant preacher in the United States, 1799-1807. Traveled to France, 1807-1808.

Made 3d European tour with William Allen of London, England., 1818-1820. Retired to Burlington, New Jersey, 1823. Made another trip to Europe, 1831-1834.

Author: Scripture Lessons for Schools, 1820.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Scripture Lessons for Schools, 1820.

Membership

Member King’s Horse Guards, 1792.

Connections

Married Rebecca Collins, July 11, 1804, 1 child.

father:
Gabriel Marc Antoine Grellet

mother:
Susanne (de Senamaud) Grellet

spouse:
Rebecca Collins