Mclaurin, James a Presbyterian minister, was born in Perthshire, Scotland, in 1796; graduated at Edinburgh; studied theology in Glasgow; and in 1824 was licensed and ordained by a presbytery of the Church of Scotland. In 1840 he emigrated to the United States, became pastor successively of the Plainfield and Paw Paw churches, within the bounds of Kalamazoo Presbytery, Mich., and subsequently preached at Birmingham and Fentonville, Mich. He died May 11, 1860. Mr. McLaurin was an able and learned minister. See Wilson. Presb. Hist. Almanac, 1861, p. 161.