Month: December 2013

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Cyrus H. McCormick, 1809-1884

December 20th, 2013, at 12:00 am

This biography is not about a minister, but instead tells the story of a Presbyterian layman who was an inventor, industrialist, and Christian who gave generously to the work of his denomination. His life began on the farm as did so many of the lives of antebellum entrepreneurs . Cyrus’s father, Robert, was born at Walnut Grove, Rockbridge […]

William Swan was born to William and Catherine McAlester Plumer in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, July 26, 1802. He received his education at Washington College in Virginia, which was followed by divinity education at Princeton Seminary in New Jersey. New Brunswick Presbytery licensed him to preach in 1826, after which he was ordained by Orange Presbytery in […]