Crothers Samuel, Dd

Crothers Samuel, D.D., a Presbyterian minister, was born near Chambersburg, Pa., October 22, 1783. His father removed to Lexington, Ky., in 1787. In February, 1798, he entered the Lexington Academy, and in 1804 placed himself under the care of the Kentucky Presbytery as a candidate for the ministry. He entered the New York Theological Seminary in 1805, and, returning to Kentucky in 1809, was there licensed to preach. He settled in Chilicothe in 1810, where he remained for three years, removing to Greenfield in 1813. At this time the Associate Reformed Church was greatly agitated with controversies respecting intercommunion and psalmody. With Dr. Mason and most of his students, Mr. Crothers opposed close communion, and the exclusive use of what has been called inspired psalmody. Troubles growing out of these things, he resigned his charge, and removed to Winchester, Ky. In 1820 he returned to Greenfield, where he remained 36 years. He died suddenly in Oswego, Ill., at the house of his son, on July 20, 1856. — Wilson, Presbyterian Hist. Almanac, 1864.

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