Presbyterians of the Past

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Richmond Theater Fire, 1811

Catastrophes redirect people from the temporal to the eternal. After 911, many confused, disconsolate, and mourning individuals that formerly had little thought of God went to churches seeking answers to their questions...

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...

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...