Handy, Isaac William Ker, Dd

Handy, Isaac William Ker, D.D.

a Presbyterian minister, was born in Washington, D.C., December 14, 1815. A part of his early education was received from Salmon P. Chase, afterwards chief-justice of the United States. He graduated from Jefferson College, Pennsylvania, in 1834; entered Princeton Theological Seminary in November 1835, and studied there between one and two years. He was licensed by the Presbytery of the District of Columbia, April 3, 1838; ordained by Lewes Presbytery, November 22, 1838; and installed as pastor of the churches of Buckingham, Blackwater, and Laurel. He next went to Missouri to labor as a missionary, and met with much success at Warsaw and vicinity. He afterwards served the churches at Odessa, Port Penn, and Middletown, Delaware, where he labored two years. From 1853 for two years he was missionary, on the eastern peninsula of Maryland. His next pastorate was at Portsmouth, Virginia. He was installed pastor of Augusta Church, in Virginia, May 13, 1870. From the division of the Church in 1861, Dr. Haindy adhered throughout the rest of his life to the Southern General Assembly. During the civil war he was a prisoner for fifteen months at Fort Delaware in 1863-64. He died June 14, 1878. Dr. Handy was many years a trustee of Delaware College at Newark, Delaware, a member of the Presbyterian Historical Society, of the American Scientific Association, and of the Maryland Historical Society. He had a wide reputation for accurate research. See Necrol. Report of Princeton Theol. Sem. 1879, page 37.

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