Mcglashan, Alexander

Mcglashan, Alexander, a Presbyterian minister, was born in Queenston, Canada, Feb. 23, 1812; pursued his preparatory studies in the academy in Geneva, N.Y.; graduated at Hobart College, Geneva, N.Y., and in 1840 at the theological seminary in Auburn, N.Y. He was licensed and ordained as all evangelist in 1843. and afterwards commissioned by the American Tract Society as a general agent to the Southern States. While in this employ he built a mariner's church in Mobile, Ala.; subsequently his services were transferred from the tract and colportage efforts to the cause of the Seaman's Friend Society. In 1859 he again removed to the North, and in 1863 commenced work for the cause of the sailor in New York City, where he established a new church, called the Church of the Sea and Land. In 1866 he removed to St. Catharine's, Canada, where he remained until his death, Sept. 9,1867. Mr. McGlashan was a man of extraordinary Christian zeal, peculiar talents, and marked success. See Wilson, Presb. list. Almanac, 1868, p. 128.

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