Mitchell, Jacob Duche, Dd
Mitchell, Jacob Duche, D.D.
a Presbyterian minister, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 2, 1806. When eighteen years of age he entered the College of New Jersey, where he graduated in 1827, and in the same year went to Princeton Seminary and studied two years there. He was licensed to preach by the Oneida Presbytery, September 18, 1829; first labored in Albany, and was ordained as an evangelist, November 17 of the same year. He afterwards served at Shepherdstown, Martinsburg, and Smithfield, in Jefferson Co., Virginia. In this early period of his ministry, and for years following, when he labored far and wide in Virginia as a revival preacher, all testimonies agree that he exhibited extraordinary pulpit power. In 1832 he became pastor at Lynchburg, From 1835 to 1837 he served as secretary of the Central Board. of Foreign Missions for Virginia and South Carolina. In. 1858 he became pastor at Peaks, near Liberty, Virginia, where he labored for fourteen years, having very. great success in winning souls.. Next he went to Alexandria and labored as an evangelist in the Chesapeake Presbytery, and in 1873 and 1874 acted as general agent for Hampden Sidney College. He died June 28, 1877. See Necrol. Report of Princeton Theol. Semn. 1878, page 23.