Dickey, John Mcelroy

Dickey, John McElroy a Presbyterian minister, was born in York District, S.C., Dec. 16,1789. After overcoming many difficulties, he completed his theological studies, was licensed in 1814, and became minister of White River church, near Washington, Davis County, Ind. When ordained in 1817 he joined the Salem Presbytery, and devoted much time as a voluntary missionary to destitute places. In 18i9 he removed to Lexington, Scott County, supplied the church of Graham, and was installed over Pisgah and Lexington. He subsequently visited the valley of the Wabash and the central part of Indiana, where he organized three churches. From 1835 his labors were confined, with little exception, to the Pisgah church, which his health obliged him to resign in 1847, when he became an agent for the American Tract Society. He died Nov. 21,1849. He published A History of the Presbyterian Church, Indiana (1828), and A Series of Letters addressed to his friends. — Sprague, Annals, 4:514.

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