Mcdowell, William Anderson
McDowell, William Anderson D.D., a Presbyterian minister, was born May 15,1789, at Lamington, Somerset Co., N. J.; in 1809 graduated at Princeton, where he acted as tutor for several months; completed his theological studies in 1813; was licensed by the Presbytery of New Brunswick, and ordained and installed pastor at Bound Brook. In 1814 he became pastor of the Church of Morristown, N. J.; but after a residence of nine years his health obliged him to resign; in 1823 he was installed by the Charleston Union Presbytery, served for several years, and in 1832 became moderator of the General Assembly, and secretary of the "Board of Domestic Missions of the Presbyterian Church" (Phila.). He subsequently visited the South; and preached occasionally in New Jersey, where he died, Sept. 17, 1851. See Sprague, Annals, 4:495; Wilson, Presb. Hist. Almanac, 1864.