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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Alexander, Archibald, 1772- (search)
Alexander, Archibald, 1772- Theologian; born in Augusta (now Rockbridge) county. Va., April 17, 1772; was of Scotch descent, and became teacher in a Virginian family at the age of seventeen years. In 1791 he entered the ministry as an itinerant missionary in his native State. In 1789 he became president of Hampden-Sidney College; left it in 1801; married a daughter of Rev. Mr. Waddell, the celebrated blind preacher in Virginia, and afterwards (1807) became pastor of a Presbyterian church in Philadelphia. In 1810 he was elected president of Union College, Georgia, but did not accept it. On the establishment of the Theological Seminary at Princeton. N. J., in 1811, Dr. Alexander was chosen its first professor, which position he held until his death. Oct. 22, 1851. Among his numerous writings his Outlines of the evidences of Christianity, used as a text-book in several colleges, is most extensively known. It has passed through many editions in various languages.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dale, Samuel, 1772-1841 (search)
Dale, Samuel, 1772-1841 Pioneer; born in Rockbridge county, Va., in 1772. His parents emigrated to Georgia in 1783. In 1793, after the death of his parents, he enlisted in the United States army as a scout, and subsequently became well known as Big Sam. In 1831 he supervised the removal of the Choctaw Indians to the Indian Territory. He died in Lauderdale county, Miss., May 24, 1841.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kerr, Michael Crawford 1827-1876 (search)
Kerr, Michael Crawford 1827-1876 Statesman; born in Titusville, Pa., March 15, 1827; graduated at the Louisville University in 1851: removed to Indiana in 1852, where he practised law. After filling various State offices he was elected to Congress in 1864 and served until 1872, when he was defeated for re-election by a small majority. He was returned to Congress in 1874, and elected speaker of the House, Dec. 6, 1875. He died in Rockbridge, Va., Aug. 19, 1876.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Taylor, William 1821- (search)
Taylor, William 1821- Clergyman; born in Rockbridge county, Va., May 2, 1821; was educated in Lexington, Va.; entered the ministry of the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1842; went to California as a missionary in 1849; spent several months in evangelistic work in the Englishspeaking countries of the world; and was made missionary bishop of Africa in 1884. He organized many self-supporting churches in India, and was author of Seven years Street preaching in San Francisco; California life illustrated, etc.