Taylor, Stephen, Dd
Taylor, Stephen, D.D.
a Presbyterian minister, was born at Tyringham, Berkshire Co., Mass., Feb. 26, i796. He pursued. his preparatory studies at Lenox Academy; graduated at Williams College, with the highest honor, in 1816; was preceptor of the academy at Westfield, Mass., for one year, and tutor in Williams College 1817-19; studied theology in Andover Theological Seminary, and afterwards privately; was licensed to preach in 1824. and shortly after was ordained pastor of a church in Halifax Co., Va. In 1826 he became pastor of the Shockoe Hill Church, Richmond. Va.; in 1835 was appointed professor of ecclesiastical history in the Union Theological Seminary in Prince Edward Co.; in 1838 resigned, and shortly after became pastor of a church in Abingdon, Va.; in 1843, of the High Street Church in Petersburg, Va.; in 1847 returned to Richmond, and engaged in teaching; in 1850 became pastor of the Duval Street Church, Richmond, and continued in charge of it until his death, March 4, 1853. Mr. Taylor was an instructive preacher, an excellent pastor, and a learned tutor. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 4:673.