Asahel Nettleton

NETTLETON, Asahel. b. North Killingworth, Connecticut, 21 April 1783; d, East Windsor,Connecticut, 16 May 1844. Nettleton was an itinerant revivalist of the conservative (Calvinistic) wing of the Congregational Church, and compiler of Village Hymns for Social Worship* (Hartford, Connecticut, 1824). He was converted when a teenager. Following the death of his father, he managed the family’s farm and finances, and taught school. A local Presbyterian minister prepared him for entering Yale College (BA, 1809). Following graduation he studied theology under Bezaleel Pinneo (1769-1849), a Congregational minister, in Milford, Connecticut. He was licensed to preach in 1811 and ordained an...

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