Wylie, Samuel, Dd
Wylie, Samuel, D.D.
a Reformed Presbyterian minister, was born in Ireland about 1792, and came to the United States when a boy. He was educated under the supervision of his uncle, the Reverend S.B. Wylie, D.D., of Philadelphia. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and at the theological seminary of the Reformed Presbyterian Church, and was ordained in 1818. He acted as a home missionary until 1820, when he was settled as pastor of a church at Sparta, Illinois, where he remained until his death, March 20, 1872. He exerted a wide influence in his field of labor, above a dozen churches having been formed from the nucleus of his original congregation.