Painter, George

Painter, George a Presbyterian minister, was born in Shenandoah Co., Va., Feb. 14, 1795; graduated at Greenville College, Tenn.; studied divinity at the South- Western Theological Seminary, Maryville, Tenn.; was licensed by Marion Presbytery Sept. 24, 1823, and ordained April 16, 1824. In addition to his labors as a minister, he taught school till 1832 in Wythe Co., Va. About that time he took charge of the congregation of Anchor and Hope and Draper Valley, and afterwards New Dublin, Va., and remained with these three churches till his death, Feb. 20,1863. Mr. Painter was a man of sterling worth and great personal influence. He was one of the pioneers of Presbyterianism in that part of Virginia. As such he practiced great self- denial in the work of the Master — his labors being constant and devoted in teaching and preaching. See Wilson, Presb. Hist. Almanac, 1867, p. 448. (J. L.S.)

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