Graham, Samuel Lyle, Dd

Graham, Samuel Lyle, D.D.

a Presbyterian minister, was born at Liberty, Virginia, February 9, 1794. He studied under Reverend J. Mitchell, and subsequently at the New London Academy, and graduated at Washington College, Lexington, in 1814. After this he became tutor in the family of judge Nash of North Carolina. In 1818 he graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary, and was licensed to preach by the Presbytery of New Brunswick. He acted for a while as missionary in Indiana, and subsequently in Greenbrier and Monroe counties, Virginia. In 1821 he removed to North Carolina, and became pastor of Oxford and Grassy Creek churches. After remaining here. seven years he took charge of the Oxford Church, where a gracious revival followed his labors, in 1830. In 1834 he became pastor at Clarksville and Shiloh, and in 1838 professor of ecclesiastical history in Union Theological Seminary, Virginia, which position he retained until his death at Prince Edward, October 29, 1851. He contributed several papers to the Princeton Review. See Genesis Cat. of Princeton Theol. Semn. 1881, page 20; Nevin, Presb. Encyclop. s.v. (W.P.S.)

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