Blackstock, William

Blackstock, William a minister of the Associate Church, was born, educated, and licensed to preach in Ireland. He emigrated to this country about 1794. The Presbytery of the Carolinas report that he was a probationer from the Presbytery of Down, in Ireland, and had been received and ordained by them, July 8, 1794, over the united congregations of Steele Creek, Ebenezer, and Neeley Creek, S. C. In 1804 he resigned, and became a stated supply to the churches of New Perth, New Sterling, and Rocky Spring. Here he remained until 1811, when he was settled at the Wax'haws, N. C. He subsequently accepted a call from Tirzah, S. C., and died in 1830. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, IX, 3, 111.

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