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CLELAND, Thomas, clergyman, born in Fairfax county, Virginia, 22 May, 1778; died 31 January, 1858. He removed to Marion county, Kentucky, in 1789. He was an exhorter during the revival of 1801, and, urged to become a preacher by the presbytery of Transylvania, was licensed, 14 April, 1803, and became pastor of a church in Washington county. In 1813 he was settled over the churches of New Providence and Cane Run, now Harrodsburg. He published a hymn-book for prayer-meetings and revivals, and tracts directed against the Campbellites and New-lights, entitled "Letters on Campbellism," "The Socini-Arian Detected" (1815), and "Unitarianism Unmasked " (1825).
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