Gray, James

Gray, James D.D., a minister of the Associated Reformed Church, was born at Corvoam, Ireland, December 25, 1770. He entered the college of Glasgow in 1790; graduated in 1793; afterward studied theology. under the Reverend John Rogers, and was licensed by the Presbytery of Monaghan. In 1797 he sailed for America. After laboring with great acceptance at Washington, N.Y., until 1803, be accepted a unanimous call to the Spruce- street Church, in connection with the Associate Reformed Synod, Philadelphia. In 1805 he received the degree of D.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He was one of the most important agents in establishing the theological seminary of the Associated Reformed Church in the city of New York. In 1808 he took an active part in the organization of the Philadelphia Bible Society, and was for a long time its corresponding secretary. At this time, in connection with Dr. S.B. Wylie, he opened a classical academy, whichnoon obtained great repute. After several years of this labor he resigned the school, and also his pastoral charge, and removed to Baltimore, where he devoted :himself especially to the study of certain points in theology until his death, which occurred at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, September 20, 1824. His literary reputation rests chiefly on his Mediatorial Reign of the Son of God. He also edited for one year a Theological Review, and published several Occasional Sermons. — Sprague, Annals (Associate Ref.), 9:94.

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