Stedman, James Owen, Dd
Stedman, James Owen, D.D.
a Presbyterian minister, was born at Fayetteville, N.C., October 31, 1811. He graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1832, and from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1836. He was licensed the same year, and became stated supply of the First Church of Baltimore, Md. After this he labored as a missionary in Waynesboro, N.C., for a time, and was ordained pastor of the church in Tuscumbia, Alabama, in 1837. In 1845 he became stated supply of the church in Wilmington, N.C., but in 1851, his wife's health failing, he removed to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During 1852 and 1853 he supplied the First Church of Chester. He was next called to the First Presbyterian Church of Memphis, Tennessee, in 1854; and in 1868 organized the Alabama Street Church, in the same city, which he served until 1880, when failing health obliged him to retire from active work. He died in Memphis, April 28, 1882. See Necrol. Report of Princeton Theol. Sem. 1883, page 33.