Mcneill, James H

McNeill, James H.

a Presbyterian minister, was born in Fayetteville, N. C., May 23 1825; entered North Carolina University at Chapel Hill, N. C.; after one year went to Yale College, New Haven, and subsequently graduated at Delaware College, Newark, Del., in 1844; studied divinity in the Union Theological Seminary, New York, for two years, and afterwards graduated at Princeton, N. J.; was licensed in 1848, and in 1849 ordained and installed pastor of the Church at Pittsborough, in Chatham County, N. C.; was made one of the corresponding secretaries of the American Bible Society at New York in 1853; in 1861 was elected associate editor of the North Carolina Presbyterian, which position he held until 1862, when he entered the Confederate army. He was killed in battle, March 31,1865. Mr. McNeill was a man of strong will, and great independence of thought and action; his distinct individuality was indicative of the highest executive ability; his earnestness and vigor made him effective in every sphere. See Wilson, Presb. Hist. Almanac, 1866, p. 356.

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