Presbyterians of the Past

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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...

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...

Robert H. Reid, 1821-1907

Robert Harden Reid was born July 17, 1821 near Moffattsville, Anderson County, South Carolina.  His father, Andrew, was an elder for nearly fifty years in the Good Hope Presbyterian Church. His mother’s family name is...

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...

Francis Herron, 1774–1860

Francis was born on June 28, 1774, the son of David Herron and his wife whose name was possibly Mary. David was a ruling elder in the Middle Spring Church. The family lived about three miles northwest of the church on...