Morgan, Gilbert, Dd
Morgan, Gilbert, D.D.
a noted minister of the Southern Presbyterian Church, was born at Salem, N.Y., May 23, 1791, received his collegiate training at Union College, Schenectady, and pursued his theological studies at Princeton, N.J. At an early age he engaged in Central and Western New York in the foundation of churches and institutions of learning, one of his co-laborers being Dr. Archilaus G. Smith. Ill 1836 Dr. Morgan became president of the Western University of Pennsylvania at Pittsburgh, and at the invitation of the Legislature drew up a report, which finally was substantially introduced into the educational system of Pennsylvania. He afterwards became connected with the Hampden Sidney College in Virginia, later removed to North Carolina, and finally made South Carolina his permanent home, and there preached as a member of the Southern Presbyterian Church. Failing health and advanced age finally induced his return North. He died in New York City May 27, 1875. Dr. Morgan was highly esteemed by his brethren, and greatly beloved among those to whom he ministered in spiritual things. Few men in the Church South could claim the superior scholarship to which he had attained. He was an ornament to his own denomination and to the Christian Church. (J.H.W.)