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...

Patrick of Ireland, 390-461

The next Lord’s Day will occur on March 17, which is the calendar date remembered as St. Patrick’s Day. While the Sabbath is being kept holy by some, the day named for Patrick will likely be celebrated with revelry and...

Thoughts for the New Year, 2019

As the new year 2019 approaches this post includes three brief pieces located in Sterling’s Southern Orator Containing Standard Lectures in Prose and Poetry for Declamation and Recitation in Schools and Colleges...

Wesley F. Martin, 1850-1915

One aspect of Presbyterian Church history is that many members of the denomination tended to be professionals such as accountants, doctors, academics, lawyers, and similar vocations. Obviously, there is nothing wrong...