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Reverend Samuel Finley

1715 - 1766

 
 
Reverend Samuel Finley Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 3, 2009
1. Reverend Samuel Finley Marker
On obelisk headstone.
Inscription.
President of Princeton University
1751-1766
An original corporator of the
Presbyterian Ministers Fund,
oldest insurance company in the world.

Here also rest the remains of
The Reverend Samuel Finley
Fifth President of
Princeton College
Born in Armagh, Ireland
in the year 1715
Died July 16th 1766

 
Erected by Abington Presbyterian Church.
 
Location. 40° 6.846′ N, 75° 7.312′ W. Marker is in Abington, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery County. Touch for map. Marker and grave are in Abington Presbyterian Church Cemetery, near the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission marker adjacent to the Old York Road (PA Route 611) entrance. Cemetery is bounded to the north by Susquehanna Road (PA Route 2017). Marker is in this post office area: Abington PA 19001, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Abington Presbyterian Church Cemetery (here, next to this marker); Revolutionary War Patriots Buried in the Abington Presbyterian Church Graveyard (a few steps from this marker); Abington District World War I Memorial (within shouting distance
Rev. Samuel Finley Headstone Obelisk image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 3, 2009
2. Rev. Samuel Finley Headstone Obelisk
of this marker); Old Abington Church and Graveyard (within shouting distance of this marker); Willow Grove United Methodist Church, 1889 (approx. 2 miles away); The Fountain House Inn, 1717 (approx. 2 miles away); The Manor House, ca. 1719 (approx. 2.1 miles away); Memorial Hall, 1925 (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Abington.
 
Also see . . .  Rev. Samuel Finley. (Submitted on October 15, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Rev. Samuel Finley Obelisk Headstone image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 3, 2009
3. Rev. Samuel Finley Obelisk Headstone
In front of PHMC marker.
Rev. Samuel Finley Obelisk Headstone image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 3, 2009
4. Rev. Samuel Finley Obelisk Headstone
Partly obscured to left of tree and gate, behind fence.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 15, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 624 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 15, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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