Macklin, Alexander, Dd

Macklin, Alexander, D.D.

a Presbyterian divine, was born in Lambeg Parish, Down County, Ireland. Jan. 15, 1808. After receiving a good academical training, he graduated at Belfast College, Ireland; studied theology in Hill Hall School, Belfast, under Dr. John Edgar; was licensed by Belfast Presbytery in 1830, and ordained in 1831. During this same year he emigrated to America, and in 1832 was installed pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Clinton, N. J.; in 1835 he accepted a call to the Scotch Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, where he labored with great success until near his death, July 6,1859. Dr. Macklin was a man of quick apprehension and sound judgment, and of noble and generous impulses. He wrote a Tribute to the Memory of Archibald Robertson, Esq., a ruling elder, which was published in a pamphlet in 1859. See Wilson, Presb. Hist. Almanac, 1861, p. 96.

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