Matthews, John Daniel, Dd
Matthews, John Daniel, D.D.
a Presbyterian minister, was born at Shepherdstown, Virginia, June 9, 1809. He graduated from Jefferson College in 1827, and from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1831. He was ordained an evangelist by the Presbytery of Georgia, became a stated supply of St. Mary's in 1832, and subsequently of the Second Church, Philadelphia. In 1833 he was installed pastor of Opequtan and Cedar churches, Virginia. He became pastor of the Church at Norfolk in 1837, and after five years removed to the McChord Church, Lexington, Kentucky. After this he supplied the churches of Hopewell, Paducah, and Henderson. For six years he was superintendent of public instruction in Kentucky, after which he supplied the churches of Jackson Street, Mobile; Second Church, Baltimore; New York Avenue Church, Washington City; Portland Avenue Church, Louisville, Kentucky, and Dennison, Texas. He died at Dallas, March 7, 1884. See Necrol. Report of Princeton Theol. Sem. 1884, page 13.