Mckennan, James Wilson, Dd
Mckennan, James Wilson, D.D.
a Presbyterian minister, was born in Washington, Pa., Sept. 2, 1804; graduated at Washington College, Pa., in 1822, and then studied and practiced law at Millersburg, Ohio; subsequently commenced the study of theology with Dr. John Anderson, of Upper Buffalo Church, Pa.; was licensed by Washington Presbytery in 1828, and in 1829 was ordained and installed pastor of the United churches of Lower Buffalo and West Liberty, Pa. In 1835 he accepted a call to Indianapolis, but owing to infirm health he had to resign. He was afterwards engaged in teaching in Wheeling, and at Moundsville, Va., and also as rector in the preparatory department, and adjunct professor of languages ins Washington College. He died July 19, 1861. Dr. McKennan's character was truly remarkable in candor, benevolence, and meekness; in simplicity and directness of purpose; in strength of faith and zeal. His sermons were characterized by plainness and directness of style. See Wilson, Presb. Hist. Almanac, 1862, p. 109.