Presbyterians of the Past

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N. L. Rice, 1807-1877

Nathan Lewis was born December 29, 1807 in Garrard County, Kentucky, to Gabriel and Phebe (Garrett) Rice. The family lived on a farm where the household struggled as did many rural families to make ends meet. Nathan...

Reflections by James W. Alexander

The following excerpts are from the two volume set, The American Mechanic and Working Man, 1847, by James W. Alexander. Alexander originally published the selections in a newspaper series. Note that he uses “working...

Incarnation of Christ, W. S. Plumer

The following text is a chapter titled, “The Incarnation of Christ,” transcribed from William S. Plumer’s The Rock of Our Salvation: A Treatise Respecting the Natures, Person, Offices, Work, Sufferings, and Glory of...

Robert McCachren, 1798-1885

Robert was born the second son of John and Isabella Cunningham McCachren at the Forks of Brandywine, Chester County, Pennsylvania, September 24, 1798. When he was ten years old his father died leaving his mother with...

Thomas Creigh, 1808-1880

Thomas was born September 9, 1808, to Dr. John and Eleanor Dunbar Creigh the seventh child in a family that would have six sons and four daughters. His paternal ancestors were Protestant Germans who fled their home in...