Winchester, Samuel Gover

Winchester, Samuel Gover a Presbyterian minister, was born at Rock Run, Hartford Co., Md., Feb. 17, 1805. He received a good academical training; began the study of law, but afterwards studied theology in the Theological Seminary at Princeton, N.J; was licensed to preach by the Presbytery of Baltimore in 1829; and was ordained and installed pastor of the Sixth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, Pa., May 4, 1830. In 1837 he resigned his charge and was employed as an agent of the-General; Assembly's Board of Domestic Missions; in the autumn of the same year he accepted a call to the Presbyterian Church in Natchez, Miss., where he continued in- the faithful discharge of his duties until his death, Aug. 31,1841. Mr. Winchester was the author of Companion for the Sick (1833), altered from Willison's Afflicted Man's Companion, with additions: — Christian Counsel to the Sick (1836): — A Discourse at Oakland College (1838): — The Theatre (Phila. 12mo): — Importance of Family Religion, with Prayers and Hymns

(1841, 12mo). See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 4:754; Allibone, Dict. of Brit and Amer. Authors, s.v. (J.L.S.).

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