Francis Alison Ireland United States

Biography of Francis Alison

Graduate Record for Francis Alison

Forename: Francis
Surname: Alison
Degree Information: DD (1756)
Countries of Association: USA

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Addison 1727-1897 reads: Went to America 1735; was Pastor of a Presbyterian Church, and at same time a Teacher in New London, Pa., till 1752, when he assumed direction of the Academy of Philadelphia; after 1755, Vice-Provost and Professor of Moral Philosophy in the College of Philadelphia, besides officiating as Pastor of the First Church in that city; born in County Donegal, Ireland, 1705; died in Philadelphia 28th November 1799;[date changed manually to 1779]; by his will he emancipated his slaves.

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Francis Alison
GU Degree: DD, 1756;
University Link: DD (1756) Graduate
Record last updated: 23rd Jul 2014

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Ireland Ireland, Donegal
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United States United States, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
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