Presbyterians of the Past

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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...

William P. Jacobs, 1842-1917

William Plumer Jacobs was born to Rev. Ferdinand and Mary Elizabeth (Redbrook) Jacobs in Yorkville, South Carolina, March 15, 1842. Ferdinand had been born in Alexandria, Virginia, and following his education at Hampden...

Manners, Sitting in Company

The following comments have been gleaned from a Presbyterian of the past who was responding to what he believed was discourteous and ill mannered seminary student behavior in his day. He offers observations and...