Black, John (2)

Black, John (2), a Reformed Presbyterian minister, was born in County Antrim, Ireland, Oct. 2, 1768. He completed his education at Glasgow College, Scotland. In 1797 he embarked for America, an exile for liberty. Having arrived in America in the fall of that year, he was employed for some time as teacher of the Classis in Philadelphia; was licensed to preach in 1799, and passed immediately to the west and began his work. Dr. Black remained forty- eight years, and until the close of his life, in the same pastoral charge in Pittsburgh. He died Oct. 25, 1849. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 5, 28.

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