Stevenson, Thomas

Stevenson, Thomas, a Presbyterian minister, was born in Ireland in 1818. He was converted in his eighteenth year; studied in the high school of the Rev. C. Allen, of Strabane, Ireland, in 1837-39; then emigrated to America; graduated at Franklin College in September, 1842, and at the Western Theological Seminary, Allegheny, Pa., in 1845; was licensed by the Ohio Presbytery June 11, 1845; and was ordained as pastor of the Church in Montour, Pa., June 17, 1846. There he labored with great success until January 1854, when he became pastor of the Second Presbyterian Church, Spruce Creek Valley, Pa., where he continued to preach the pure Gospel until he became chaplain of the 6th Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers. He continued in military life in the country's cause, enduring many hardships and privations, till his death, Feb. 10, 1867. See Wilson, Presb. Hist. Almanac, 1868, p. 148. (J.L.S.)

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