Mcwhir, William, Dd

McWhir, William, D.D.

a Presbyterian minister, was born in Ireland, September 9, 1759. He was prepared for college at Belfast, and at nineteen years of age entered the University of Glasgow. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Killyleagh in 1782. In 1783 he sailed for America, and in 1792 settled near Savannah, and took charge of an academy, in connection with his pastoral duties. He died January 31, 1851. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 3:439.

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