Mcdermott, Thomas a Presbyterian minister, was born in Monmouth County, N. J., in 1791; was educated in the Lawrenceville High School, N. J.; studied divinity in the theological seminary at Princeton (class of 1832), and was licensed and ordained by New Brunswick Presbytery, as pastor of the Church at Stillwater, N. J.: in 1838, removed to Ohio as pastor of Hubbard and Unity churches; in 1844 accepted a call to Clarkson Church; and in 1846 resigned to become pastor of Chippewa Church, where he remained until compelled to resign because of failing health. He died June 6, 1861. Mr. McDermott was a devoted preacher; earnest in his work, and industrious in his efforts. See Wilson, Presb. Hist. Almanac, 1862, p. 109.