Read, Henry Clay

Read, Henry Clay a Presbyterian minister, was born in Stanford, Lincoln County, Ky., Jan. 30, 1826. He graduated at Centre College, Danville, Ky., in 1849, and at the theological seminary at Princeton, N. J., in 1850; was licensed by Transylvania Presbytery June 27, 1850, and began his labors at Westport, Lagrange, and Ballardsville. Ky. In 1851 he moved to Glasgow, Ky., and was ordained over that Church April 9, 1852. In 1858 he moved to Columbia, Ky., and engaged as joint principal of the high-school in that place, during which period he preached half of his time to the Church there, and the churches of Edmonton and Munfordsville. In 1859 he took full charge of the Church and school, but discontinued the school in 1862. He was a commissioner to the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church which met in Peoria, Ill., in 1863. He died Oct. 23, 1863. Mr. Read was a most exemplary Christian, aman of soundjudgment, and a good preacher. See Wilson, Presb. Hist. Almanac, 1864, p. 191. (J. L. S.)

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