Wallace, Marcus Jediah

Wallace, Marcus Jediah a Presbyterian minister, was born June 19, 1819, in Cabarrus County, N. C. He received his preparatory education at Mount Carmel Academy, Tipton County, Tenn., under the tuition of the Rev. James Holmes, D.D., and graduated at the College of New Jersey in 1849. He made. a profession of religion in the sixteenth year of his age, and united with the Church of his parents, the Poplar Tent Church. Immediately after his college graduation, he entered Princeton Theological Seminary, where he spent three years, regularly graduating in 1852. He was licensed by the New Brunswick Presbytery April 28, 1852. He began his ministry in Texas, where he preached two years 1853 and 1854 — as supply to the churches of Jefferson and Hickory Hill, having been ordained as an evangelist by the Presbytery of Eastern Texas April 4, 1853, at Church Hill, Rusk Co., Texas. Next he supplied Hickory Hill and Smyrna churches from 1855 to 1860, when lie moved to his last and longest field of labor, and became supply of Marlbrook and Greenwood (now Hope) churches, in Ouachita Presbytery, Ark. Here he labored assiduously and faithfully for more than eighteen years, until his death, June 21, 1878. He had no fear of death, but during his sickness often expressed a wish to live longer so that he might do something more for the Master But his work was done, and well done. He was an honest, earnest, and faithful preacher of the Gospel, a firm and devoted friend, true in all the relations of life. (W.P.S.)

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