Presbyterians of the Past

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Zelotes L. Holmes, 1815-1885

Zelotes Lee Holmes constructed his eight-sided home with hand-mixed batches of concrete in Laurens in 1859. The building has been modified extensively and is currently the Octagon House Apartments. The contribution of...

Thomas S. Williamson, 1800–1879

Thomas Smith was born in March, 1800, in Union District, South Carolina, to Rev. William and Mary (Smith) Williamson. His father was the pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Fair Forest. In 1805, the family moved to...

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 age, John...

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...

Augustus W. Loomis, 1816–1891

Included in the writings of A. W. Loomis are some shorter works directed to readers including not only the nonbeliever but also Christians seeking instruction. One title is The Profits of Godliness, 1859, which is a...

John Woodhull, 1744-1824

The first annual meeting of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America (PCUSA) convened in 1789 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The third assembly, the one that John Woodhull would...