Presbyterians of the Past

John Rodgers, 1727-1811

John was born in Boston on August 5, 1727, to Thomas and Elizabeth Baxter Rodgers. Within a few months, the family including two sons and six daughters moved to Philadelphia. When he was about twelve years of...

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Andrew D. Mitchell, 1824-1882

Andrew Dinsmore Mitchell was born to David and Martha (Dinsmore) Mitchell in York County, Pennsylvania, February 2, 1824. His education was accomplished in Slate Ridge mostly through the teaching of Rev. A. P. Happer...

Michael D. Kalopothakes, 1825-1911

Michael Demetrius Kalopothakes was born in Aeropolis, Laconia, Greece, December 17, 1825. At the time of his birth the Greeks were involved in a revolution for independence from the Ottomans who had ruled them since the...

Alfred H. Mathes, 1828-1878

The walking distance from the home of Alfred Mathes in Tennessee to Princeton Seminary in New Jersey is just short of six-hundred miles. If the journey was made today it might follow roads including I-81 through the...

J. Lynn Milligan, 1837-1909

There must be some difficult situations and decisions to be made when a minister of the church is employed by the government to serve as a chaplain. Such a calling would be similar to serving in a state church because...

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The post of September 21, 2019 about Michael D. Kalopothakes is a revision of an earlier version. A reader of Presbyterians of the Past--see notes at the end of the biography--provided information that was used to correct some errors in the original. Readers are encouraged to communicate temperately with the site author via the form on the "About" page if more accurate information and sources are known. [posted 9/23/2019]

Dr. O. Palmer and Joanna Robertson have built a website titled Consummation Ministries. It includes a bibliography of Palmer's works, sermons, and other resources including a blog and an interview with the Robertsons. It is attractively presented and easy to navigate. I noticed while page hopping that he has some material on the covenants for children. The Robertsons spent a number of years teaching in Bible colleges in Africa. [posted 7/17/2019]

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