John Murray

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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Murray, John, a Presbyterian minister, was born at Antrim, 22nd May 1742. He was educated at Edinburgh, and emigrated to America when twenty-one. He entered with enthusiasm into support of the Revolution; such was his eloquence that after one of his addresses a company was raised for Washington's army in two hours. He acquired great ascendancy over the people of his district by his powers as a preacher and his patriotic activity. In 1780 he published a volume of Sermons on Justification, and in 1791, one on Original Sin. The latter part of his life was passed at Newburyport, Massachusetts, where he died, 13th March 1793, aged 50.

Sources

37a. Biographical Dictionary—American Biography: Francis S. Drake. Boston, 1876.

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