Marshall, Samuel Vance

Marshall, Samuel Vance a Presbyterian minister, was born in Fayette Co., Ky., Feb. 6, 1798. He was educated at Transylvania University, Lexington, Ky. (class of 1821); studied theology in the seminary at Princeton, N. J.; was licensed in 1825, and ordained by West Lexington Presbytery in 1826. During 1827 lie labored as a missionary in South Carolina; then went to North Middleton and Matthew Sterling churches, in Kentucky; and subsequently to Woodfird, Ky. In 1735 he was elected professor of languages in Transylvania University, and in 1837 to the same chair in Oakland College, Miss. Here he spent the remainder of his life in teaching, and in voluntary service as an evangelist, especially among colored people. He died Nov. 30, 1860. Mr. Marshall was a man of strong character, and of large attainments, adapted to academic and popular purstuits; a good preacher, kind and social in his position. See Wilson, Presb. Hist. Almanac, 1862, p. 102. Marshall, Stephen, a noted commonwealth Presbyterian divine, lecturer at St. Margaret's Church, Westminster, who flourisledl in the first half of the 17th century, and died in 16155, was the author of some controversial theological treatises, etc. (1640-81). He also published a number of occasional Sermons. " The most memorable of Marshall's works is his sermon preached at the funiral of Pyvm" (1644, 4to). See Life of Stephen Marshall (1680, 4to); Darling, Cyclop. Bibl. 1:1 759; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Auth. s.v.

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