Bracken, Reid, a Presbyterian minister, was born in York County, Pa., in 1778. He graduated at Jefferson College in 1802; studied theology with Dr. McMillan, and was licensed by the Presbytery of Ohio, Oct. 17, 1805. He travelled one year in Ohio and Virginia, preaching to vacant churches. In 1806 he received calls in Butler County, Pa., from Mt. Nebo and Plain Churches. On Oct. 20, 1807, he joined the Presbytery of Erie; was ordained April 20, 1808, and installed pastor of those churches; became pastor of Middlesex, Sept. 28, 1820; left in 1832, and was installed at Portersville. But during all these years he gave half his time to Mt. Nebo Church, being pastor of it thirty-seven years. He died July 29, 1849. See Hist. of Presbytery of Erie.