Thane, Daniel

Thane, Daniel a Presbyterian minister, was born in Scotland and received his classical education at Aberdeen. After, coming to America, he entered the Princeton Theological Seminary, from which he graduated in 1748. He was ordained by the New York Presbytery and installed pastor at Connecticut Farms, N.J., Aug. 29, 1750. In 1754 he was sent by the Synod of New York to Virginia and the Carolinas. Ramsey, in his History of South Carolina, says that he preached on the fork of Broad and Saluda rivers, where there were only six families. These were driven away by the Indians between the years 1755 and 1763, but they returned and set up congregations, served in aftertimes by Dr. Joseph Alexander and others. In 1808 there was a flourishing congregation, with a meetinghouse on the spot where Thane preached, in 1754, under a tree. He was dismissed in 1757, and left at liberty to join the Presbytery of Newcastle or Lewes. He was settled in the united congregations of Newcastle and Christina Bridge, where he remained until 1763, when the pastoral relation was dissolved. He died soon after. Dr. Hosack, in his Memoir of DeWitt Clinton, says that this eminent man was under Thane's tuition, and that he was minister of New Windsor, N.Y. (W. P. S.)

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