PHILLIPS, DANIEL (1826 - 1905), minister (Congl.) and lecturer

Name: Daniel Phillips
Date of birth: 1826
Date of death: 1905
Gender: Male
Occupation: minister (Congl.) and lecturer
Area of activity: Education; Religion
Author: David Jenkins

Born in 1826 at Swansea, Glamorganshire. He lost his parents when he was young. He went to work in Ebbw Vale, and in 1848, with about 50 other Welsh people, emigrated on the Georgia to U.S.A., arriving in New York in May and Pittsburg in June. He worked in Pittsburg for some time, preaching and preparing himself to enter college. In 1856 he graduated at Amherst College. He preached regularly among the Congregationalists from 1859 to 1894, serving his last ministry at Huntington, Mass. He was a powerful preacher and a very popular lecturer on themes relating to Wales, its history, customs, and, particularly, on the role of the Welsh in the development of U.S.A. Some of his lectures were published from time to time in The Cambrian. He spent his last years revising his lectures, and writing for Welsh and Welsh-American periodicals. He died in 1905.


Published date: 2001

Article Copyright:

The Dictionary of Welsh Biography is provided by The National Library of Wales and the University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies. It is free to use and does not receive grant support. A donation would help us maintain and improve the site so that we can continue to acknowledge Welsh men and women who have made notable contributions to life in Wales and beyond.

Find out more on our sponsorship page.