Brown, Robert Alexander
Brown, Robert Alexander a Presbyterian minister, was born at Montreal, Canada, December 13, 1830. He pursued his studies in Wilmington, Delaware, and in 1853 entered the Princeton Theological Seminary, where he remained two years. He was licensed to preach by the Presbytery of Philadelphia in April, 1856. During the summer of that year he supplied the Second and Arch Street churches. In the same year he was received into the Presbytery of Chicago, and accepted a call to become pastor of the North Church in that city. This relation was dissolved July 21, 1857. Soon after he accepted a call to Hagerstown, Maryland, and was installed by the Presbytery of Carlisle, October 17, 1858. His pastoral relation was dissolved in 1861, but he continued to labor at Hagerstown as a stated supply till 1862. He served from 1864 to 1868 the Church of Columbia, Pennsylvania. In 1870 he became pastor of Trinity Church, Philadelphia. In 1874-75 he supplied the Church at Smyrna, Delaware. He died November 21, 1875. See Necrological Report of Princeton Theol. Seminary, 1876, page 32.