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JEFFERSON COLLEGE

CANONSBURG, WASHINGTON COUNTY, PA

Submitted by Judith A. Florian, webmaster

 

BIOGRAPHIES FOR THE JEFFERSON COLLEGE CLASS OF 1848

WRITTEN BY REV. WILLIAM Y. BROWN, D.D.
of Philadelphia, PA

HE SENT EACH PERSON A "CIRCULAR (e.g. questions)

 

 

NAME OCCUPATION EMIGRATED TO LANGUAGES SPOKEN RESIDENCE - or - OWNED HOMES/LAND DIED/CAUSE
A. H. AMRINE Alexander H.

 

Honorary Degree of A.M. from Jefferson College

father's farm-to age18;  Entered Jeff. Coll fall 1846 Junior Class; chum of William Y. Brown - theology Mt. Pleasant, Ohio, then at Western Theological Seminary - licensed preacher 1853-54; became teacher then Principal Latin 1856- Martin's Ferry, Ohio

Owned at: Bridgeport, Ohio and on "Wheeling Island"

since 1876 (12 yrs) at Belpre, Washington Co., Ohio

Res now: Parkersburg, WVA; retire to Belpre

 

 
W. J. BERTOLETTE studied medicine with father at Washingtonville, Ohio, finished 1852 and began own practice Shreve, Ohio a few mos. after marrying native tongues: English and German N/A 1877 at Shreve, Ohio
W. Y. BROWN William Y.

* President Lincoln appointed him as Hospital Chaplain, US Army, Washington City (DC) before law of May 20, 1862 authorizing hospital chaplains; mustered out Sept 1856; helped distribute over 4,491,664 Christian newspapers to army & navy *see below

age 16: teaching; attended prep at Beaver Academy, Beaver PA; Junior Class 1846 Jefferson College ; Ass't teacher then Principal at Beaver Academy;  1851- AM Degree, Jeff College; 1852 attended Princeton Theological Seminary, licensed 1852, ministry in New Lisbon, Ohio; many pastorates.  Honorary Doctor of Divinity from Lafayette college, Easton, Pa.; Trustee Washington College Washington PA 1854-June 1858   English, Hebrew presently: Philadelphia PA  
MILTON W. BROWN Father's farm to age 21;  grad 1848 Jeff Coll.; Taught Ligioner Academy; grad 1858 from Western Theological Seminary; licensed preach April 1851, ordained/pastor late 1851, numerous churches     Currently resides: Delaware, Ohio  
J. WOODS BROWN

 

* House of Representatives from Northumberland County, 1862-63

Attended two Academies in PA, entered Jeff Coll. Spring 1846; grad Law School at Easton PA 1851 & practiced (1853-1880) till great fire in Milton PA 1880;  Organized 1863 and President of First National Bank, Milton, PA         Expected to attend, but he died suddenly 7-AM, Jan. 6, 1888, the same day as the reunion letter was received
GEO. W. CLARKE

* Family never responded

After Jeff Coll., studied law; Greensburgh Bar, practiced 1853-54 Iowa City 1853 n/a n/a June 17, 1885 at Iowa City from an injury after a fall
MATHEW CLARKE

Jefferson College 1851  Honorary A. M. Degree

Did mission work with "colored" in northern Virginia

entered 1844 Jefferson College, freshman class; Theological Seminary; licensed March 26, 1851; installed pastor 1853 Blairsville, PA Indiana Co PA age 9 aft. dad died; academy there June 14, 1841; to Indiana in 1 room log select school ; English Latin Bloomington, Ill Oct. 30, 1856 (7 yrs); Laporte, IN (4 yrs); Gambier, Oh (1873-74); Principal Hyde Park, Chicago, IL (1874-76); Chase City, Va (July 1878 mission work); Norfolk Va (Jan 1883)  
A. B. COOK 
Archibald B.

"Archie"

Honorary A. M. Degree, Jeff Coll. 1851 ; Kentucky School of Medicine MD degree 1853 ; AMA member 1855; had national reputation

Physician to Episcopal Orphan Asylum 10 yrs ; Major in General Buckner's KY State Guards 1860-63

Educated:Wheeling Academy ; Jeff Coll. grad. 1848; taught Jefferson Co KY; studied medicine 1849 ; grad. MD 1853; Vice-President College of Physicians and Surgeons, KY ; Professor 1855-56 ; 1863 Prof. Surgery; Chair 1875-77 of surgery, genito-urinary; Louisville Municipal Hosp. x20 yrs. and Board of Health, and Comm. Public Charities     New Castle, Henry Co KY ; Louisville, KY (1854)

Currently: 617 Fourth Ave., Louisville, KY

 
J. IRWIN COX Father's farm, to age 18; college prep Cumberland Aca. and Shippensburg Aca.; Jeff Coll sophomore year 1846 & grad 1848; study medicine Shippensburg ;  Lyons, Iowa lumber business (3 yrs); own farm Fulton, Ill. 1860-68

Pneumonia -> returned to Shippensburg PA

  Currently: Shippensburg PA  
JNO. K. CRAMER
John K.
installed pastor Baltimore, MD (Havre de Grace Presbytery); pastor-elect Churchville 1867-68 Baltimore, MD (Havre de Grace Presbytery) ; Cumberland, MD     Dec. 20, 1869 Cumberland MD no cause given
DANIEL CROFTS "Dan" coll. prep. Mr. Holmes' select school New Lisbon, Ohio and West Point Academy, Ohio; study law in New Lisbon, admitted to bar; practiced in Louisiana  to Louisiana for his health     died of consumption in Louisiana ; enjoyed smoking
ROBERT CURRY

 

A. B. Degree (1848), A. M. (1851) both from Jefferson College ; 

another A. M. degree (1867) and Ph.D. (1873) Washington and Jefferson College

Editor/owner National Educator 1860 

public school educated of a "few months" & became a teacher ; Frankfort Springs Aca.; Cross Creek Aca. ; entered Jeff Coll Summer 1845 freshman, grad 1848 ; taught at Hays and McNary Sch. 1849 ; Principal at  West Newton Aca 1850-51 & Princ. Canonsburg schools 1852-53 & West Manchester Ladies Aca 1854; org. Mansfield, Allegheny Co Aca 1855 ; Princ. New Brighton Female Seminary 1855-59 ; Princ. Curry Institute, Pittsburgh, PA (13 yrs, he founded 1860); PA Deputy State SuperInt'd Public Instruction June 1873-Jan 1877); Princ. Nebraska State Normal Sch. 1876-1883   age 9 yrs his parents moved to Washington Co PA

see occupations

Last: Nebraska

English Latin
Greek
Currently: Palmyra, Nebraska  
JNO. R. DUNCAN
John R.
Jeff Coll 1848; Western Theological Seminary, Allegheny City Pa grad Spring 1851; licensed 1853 Steubenville Oh ; ordained April 1852 Presbytery of Washington, installed pastor at Moundsville Va. ; Allen Grove Va (1855-1856 resigned); Cumberland Ohio Buffalo Church 1857 to 1864 (8 years) death       Nov. 23, 1864 cause: erysipelas ; he suffered for a number of years
JAMES ELLIOTT (Jr.)

1864 Adj. 157th Regt. O.V.I. (100 Days Men) Fort Delaware, oversaw Conf. prisoners

Mayor Steubenville Ohio 1873-75

Clerk Court of Common Pleas Jefferson Co Oh 3 terms up until 1888 (9 yrs)

Jeff Coll 1848 ; private tutor in Maryland; law studies; admitted to Jefferson Co Oh Bar (? 1852); Moody & Elliott firm to 1857 ; Clerk Court of Common Pleas ; Clerk ; photographer, Steubenville, Oh ; back to law in Walden & Elliott firm  

 

Topeka, KS 1869-71

Steubenville

Nov. 10, 1883 Steubenville, Oh
JNO. M. GREARY
John M.

*No reply rec'd

Western Theological Seminary 1850-53; licensed 1854; ordained New Orleans 1855 ; installed pastor Plains, Louisianna; pastor Camden & Concord MA 1869-75     unknown unknown
ELLIS B. GREGG "shattered health" after graduation ; went to Little Washington PA to study with Esq. Thomas McKennan but worse health       returned to father's home in Green (sic) County, PA, died Dec. 18, 1854 27 yrs old, cause: consumption
JNO. HARBISON
John

only 16 1/2 years old at graduation, youngest in class of 1848

*No reply rec'd

extremely bashful, easily embarrassed

entered journalism

Assoc. Editor of Chicago Gazette

 

    Chicago Ill

Washington Iowa

June 24, 1855, Washington Iowa cause: consumption
THOS. M. HILL
T. Moore Hill

*No reply rec'd

Coll prep Beaver Aca, Beaver Co, Pa & boarded at Fort Henderson 2 yrs; Asst teacher there 4 yrs; Jeff Coll 1846 Junior Class grad 1848 ; taught at Wooster Ohio; railroad business Madison Ind. until death 1855     Beaver Co, Pa

Wooster Ohio

Last: Madison Ind.

Oct. 1, 1855 Madison, Indiana 
Albert G. JENKINS
Albert Gallatin Jenkin

 

1 of 3 brothers in Class of 1848; youngest of 3; graduated at 17& 1/2 yrs.

Elected to Congress 2 terms 1857-1861

Confederate, Brig Genera; Aug. 5, 1862, fought Gettysburg

*No reply rec'd

Data from Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography ;

Coll prep at Military Institute, Lexington, Va. ; from Jeff Coll 1848 to Harvard Law Sch. grad 1850, never entered practice. Farming, politics, military

family plantation, Green Bottom, Cabell Co., Va. (now WVa) not stated not stated Fatally wounded battle at Dublin, Va May 7, 1864, died within few days, Obit in Richmond Whig newspaper
T. J. JENKINS
Thomas J.

1 of 3 brothers in Class of 1848

Confederate

*No reply rec'd

Jeff Coll 1848 grad; after that became farmer in Cabell Co., Va.  family plantation, Green Bottom, Cabell Co., Va. (now WVa)     Aug. 1, 1872; Obit in The Guyandotte Aug 8, 1872 cause: heart disease which he had for years
Wm. A. JENKINS

1 of 3 brothers in Class of 1848

*No reply rec'd

Jeff Coll grad 1848; studied medicine Jefferson Medical Coll, Philadelphia, Pa family plantation, Green Bottom, Cabell Co., Va. (now WVa)    St. Louis 1852 April 18, 1877 St. Louis Mo. cause not given
C. P. JOHNSON  
Calvin C.

*No reply rec'd

(Only replied to the Reunion Committee - see reunion section unknown unknown unknown alive June 1888
**J. F. LAWRENCE Coll prep: Center Coll Danville KY & Rev. John Scott's Sch, Steubenville, Oh. ; planter in Jefferson Co KY, large farm - [also maybe served in the KY Legislature? confusing text]     Louisville, KY  
W. S. LIVINGSTON

*No reply rec'd

after Jeff Coll, went to Western  Theological Seminary 1850-52; missionary / teacher KY, OH, PA pastor elect Coitsville, Oh unknown unknown unknown unknown
JOHN LYONS after Jeff Coll, went to Western  Theological Seminary 1949 N/A N/A unknown. First of class of 1848 to die.  Died Feb. 9, 1849 after 5 mos. at Seminary
W. L. LYONS
Walter L.
Hagerstone Aca.; Jeff Coll freshman class 1844, grad 1848; Western Theological Seminary; licensed fall 1854; ordained at Cedar; installed pastor Vinton, Iowa     Iowa, Illinois

Currently: Humbolt, Iowa

Missionary Humbolt and Wait counties

 
W. G. MARCH
William G.
William Gilmore March

heavy set, square shoulders, large head, muscular

Chaplain, 115th Reg't O.V. April - Dec 1864 (9mos)-labor took his health, preached 20x in 30 days

Honorary A. M. Degree Jeff Coll 1851; Doctor of Divinity Iberia College, Ohio 1878

Friend to Rev. Miller

Calcutta Ohio select school prep;  Jeff Coll 1846 Junior year; Principal College Hill Aca, Ellsworth, Ohio 1848-50; 5 mos at Wellsville, Ohio; attended Western Theological Seminary 3 yrs.; Apr 1853 East Palestine Ohio license to preach; ordained/installed pastor Dec. 1854-1869 Canfield Ohio & Rebboth Ohio 1855-1859; Concord 1860s; Marysville and Milford Center, O. 1867-1880; Cardinton 3 ys; York, 5 yrs.; Commerical Point 1888   Greek
Latin
Marysville, Oh   
JNO. M'EWEN
John McEwen
"Jack"

*No reply rec'd 

Sketched by W& J Class of 1847 in Annual of W& J Coll June 1888 Therefore he was not sketched in this book even though he graduated with his BA in 1848, not 1847.      
J. I. M'CARTY
John. I. McCarty
no info     Marysville, Cal. from 1850-1860 1860
H. C. McFARLAND
Henry Cowan McFarland
Classical courses at Noblestown, Pa.; Jeff Coll Freshman 1844; Ref. Presb. Seminary grad 1852; licensed to preach Mar. 26 1851 Monongahela; ordained/installed pastor Mifflin Church April 12, 1853-Nov. 28, 1857; East Liberty June 28, 1864  and Hebron, 6th Church, Pittsburgh PA pastor Aug 22, 1858-June 28, 1858; farmed several yrs; business 1870; Cashier City Deposit Bank of Pittsburgh (east end) 1876     Pittsburgh (east end) 1876  N/A
I. N. McKINNEY
I. Newton McKINNEY

Appointed March 4, 1860 Professor of Latin, Jeff Coll; health failed; resigned Jan. 2, 1861

Jeff Coll grad 1848; Principal aca at Lafayette, Ala; attended fall 1852 Princeton Theo. Seminary but health failed; licensed 1856, Montours' Church Apr 14, 1857; ordained/installed there; Jeff Coll Prof.; Assistant Editor of the Presbyterian Banner; founded & edited Framily Treasur made trip to Europe after 1861 for his health, returned fall 1862 Latin   Died suddenly Nov. 21, 1864
JACOB H. MILLER, Esq.

*Writer of these biographies

traveled 2x wk to study w/ teacher at man's boarding house 3 mi away as a teen; Jeff Coll grad 1848 age 20; Master at Nash Co., NC academy x2 yrs (taught boys who fought later in Confederacy); law student Apr 1851 ; admitted to bar Apr 1853  Nash Co., North Carolina; Pittsburgh, pa. Latin Practices law in Pittsburgh Pa where he resided 1851-69; Resided 1888 at No. 75 Lincoln Ave., Allegheny City, Pa. Living in 1888
JOSIAH MILLIGAN

*No reply rec'd 

No info. No info. No info. No info. No info.
JNO. J. PATTERSON John J.

Honorary A.M. Degree Jeff Coll 

PA Legislature 1959 and 1861; 1862 Republican nominee for 38th Congress, but PA swept by Democrats

Attended Mifflintown and Tuscarora Aca in Juniata Co public school; May 1845 freshman class Jeff Col, grad 1848. business until 1852; Mar 1852 bought Juniata Sentinel (1 yr) ; Editor The State Journal (Harrisburg) consolidated into the Telegraph edited Nov. 1853 to 1862 ;  Became banker Mifflintown PA post CW; President several railroad companies  in SC; Dec 1872 elected US Senator served Mar 4, 1873 to March 4, 1879; 2 yrs. Chairman of the Committee on Territories; built railroads in Baltimore, Topeka, etc.   In 1869 to current (1888) Columbia, S.C. due to ill health; In 1888, President of Bloomington and Normal Horse Railway Company, Illinois; In 1888 address: Mifflintown, Junaita Co., Pa.  
J. WILSON PAXTON

Almost hung in south for Abolitionist;  Almost mobbed in north for being a "Copper-head"

 

in 1848 is over 60 yrs old

Aca. at Gettysburg age 14; PA College Gettysburg Sophomore year; Junior class Jeff Coll 1846 (lived at Black's boarding house during college);  grad 1848; Law student 1848-1850; Princeton Theological Sem. 1850-51; Western Theological Sem.; Licensed to preach 1853 Carlisle; Supply at Dickenson, Pa; gave up ministry after 4 &1/2 sermons 1854 went south, Mississippi, met wife   went south, Mississippi, met wife;

1855-1871 res Minnesota, proprietor Comm1854 ons Falls, Minnesota; farmer, owned 1,600 acres

Struck oil Venango Co, Pa - missed becoming millionaire

1871 retired from business, went to Chambersburg, Pa, daug at Wilson Coll.

Built Steel Works Cumberland Md Spring 1873, financial crash of that year overtook him; for 5 yrs fought; 1878 he retired, had lost his wealth; broken health

Then bought city lots in Tacoma, Washington Territory and may become a US Senator

 
J. B. PENINGTON
Jno. B.

One of two "Honor Men" at Jeff Coll. - Salutatorian

Member House Rep. Delaware 1857; Clerk of House, Del. 1859, '63, '71; US Atty Dist. Del. 1868; Atty Gen. Del. Oct 1874-1879; US 50th Congress 1886 (D)

Coll prep New Castle & Newark Aca.; Jeff Coll., grad 1848; Principal Acas. Indianapolis and Danville, Ind.; farming, 1851 Kent Co Del.; Law, admitted 1857 to Bar, practiced Delaware; see political info;      Kent Co., Delaware 1851 for failing health

practiced Law in Delaware since 1857 except for 1868-69

Wilmington, Del 1868-1869

 

 
CRYUS L. PERSHING

1861 elected to Legislature from Cambria Co Pa; reelected 1862, 63, 64, 65 (served 5 terms); Member ways & means committee & Judiciary; 1863 chair Comm. on Federal Relations; 1864 nominated for Speaker of House (had many other nominations & failed)

Elected 1872 & 1882 President Judge, Schuylkill Co PA

When W& J was organized 1865, he was one of 15 grads elected to Board of Trustees, resigned after becoming Judge in Schuylkill Co PA 

Assisted at  mother's store after father d. 1836; Ass't x2 boating seasons weigh-lock in Johnstown PA; clerk in collector of tolls office 1 season; took coll. prep; taught in summers; Grad 1848 Jeff. Coll.; 1848-49 taught classical school, Johnstown; clerk Union Line Transportation Co.; Law student Nov. 1849, admitted to Bar 1850     Practiced Law Johnstown PA, own office ; lost congressional race as Democrat 1854 & 1858 ;

Presided as Judge over the Molly McGuire's conspirators case

Ruling Elder Presbyterian Ch. in Johnstown PA; 1874 elected elder at Pottsville PA + more church involvement

 
W. A. PUGH
Wm. A.

M.D. degree Medical College of Ohio

A.M. degree 
W& J College

 

Likes agriculture

Ruling Elder Presbyterian Ch Rushville Ind.

Prep School Hanover, Indiana and Miami Univ., Oxford Ohio; Medical College of Ohio; Junior Class Jeff Coll, grad 1848     Medical practice: Shelbyville, Ind. April 1851-1853

Returned to Rushville, Ind.

30 yrs - Attending M.D.for Rush Co IN Asylum for the Poor

Health Officer Rush Co; Sec. for Board of Health ;

12 yrs Rush Co coroner

and many more

 
W. A. RANKIN
Wm. A.

*No reply rec'd 

No info No info No info No info No info
J. G. REASER

Joseph G.

Doctor of Divinity June 24, 1868 Centre Coll, KY

1st Moderator Synod of KS

held other church offices

Prep: Edinburg Aca, Ohio; Jeff Coll, grad 1848; taught Shelbyville & Louisville, KY 1849-50; licensed preach Coshocton, Ohio Oct 2, 1850; Canfield, Oh 1851; ordained & installed New Lisbon, Oh June 23, 1852; health failed; taught languages at Danville Theological Seminary 4 yrs; resigned; became President abt. 1857 Harrodsburg Female Coll ; health failed;    Greek
Hebrew
went to Leavenworth KS, founded classical school; org. Westminster Presby Ch, Leavenworth 16 yrs.; Highland Univ. elected Prof.; went to St. Louis MO 1875; Elected Prof Metaphysics Westminster Coll 1885; 1887 became Pres. Carthage Collegiate Institute (still there 1888) Alive 1888
J. W. ROBINSON

 

State Legislature 3 terms 1857, 1859, 1864

House of Rep 1872

Trustee (still in 1888) Wooster Univ., Wooster, Ohio

Farmer's son; age 16, taught school, paid $8.00 month; Prep at Marysville Aca ; entered Jeff Coll Sophomore 1846, grad 1848 ; Princ. Marysville Aca. 1849-50; studied Law; Law Sch Cincinnati 1851; 1852 elected Prosecutor Union Co Oh;      1857 Ruling Elder, Marysville  ; practiced Law 37 yrs. Marysville Union Co Ohio

 

62 yrs old in 1888

 
A. D. RODGERS
Andrew Denny 

General Assembly of Ohio 1858-59

1862-63 Paymaster US Army

Postmaster Columbus, Ohio July 1877 to Feb 1882

Shipensburg Aca; Jeff Coll, grad 1848 age 18; studied Law Springfield, Ohio 1849; Admitted Bar 1852     Practiced Law Springfield, Ohio ; moved 1859 Columbus Ohio (still in 1888)  
W. P. RUTHRAUFF
William Patton
Prep: Merion, Franklin Co PA; PA College, Gettsyburg, Pa ; Junior Year Jeff Coll, grad 1848; taught Zelienople, PA Aca 1850 & Greensburg Pa Aca; continued to study theology too; Lutheran Church, Schellsburg, Bedford Co., PA 2 yrs; pastor Trinity Lutheran Ch, Canton, Ohio 8 yrs; Fort Wayne, Ind.; 1867 Easton Pa 4 yrs; Akron, Oh; Zanesville, Ohio abt 2 yrs     Stayed in Canonsburg, PA 1848-49 and tutored & studied theology part-time May 26, 1876 at Zanesville, Ohio
James Stockman SHARP

* died in Junior Year Jefferson College  - always said he would die young ; was at head of his class

N/A N/A N/A N/A - had wanted to be a minister Feb 14, 1847 Jefferson College, Canonsburg, Pa
SOL. A. SHARP Solomon 

*No reply rec'd

After Jeff Coll grad 1848, studied law California N/A Went to California unknown
J. MAX. (Mac) SHARPE
J. McDowell 

State Legislature PA 1864-65, 1882

House of Representatives from 1882 to death 1883

Delegate 19th Convention that framed PA Constitution

Prep: Marshall College, Mercersburg, Pa.; Jeff Coll grad 1848; Studied Law Carlisle Pa; Admitted Bar Fall 1850 Carlisle Pa;  Nov 1850 moved to Chambersburg PA     Nov 1850 moved to Chambersburg PA Practiced Law until death ; was a superior jurist Aug 24, 1883 Chambersburg PA
W. C. SMITH
Wm. C.  William Copley

Civil War - went back to PA

April 1863 Appointed by Pres. Lincoln as Hospital Chaplain, honorably discharged July 1865

Prep: Mr. Mundell's Sch & Aca at Indiana, Pa; Jeff Coll grad 1848; New Albany Theological Seminary grad 1852; Licensed New Albany, NY 1852; 1854 Ordained/ Installed pastor at Claiborne, Ala; 1857 Lawrenceville, Ga, Principal Female Sem. & pastor of church; 1865 Minnesota New York Alabama Pennsylvania Minnesota   1865 moved to Minnesota where he resided 1888, minister Living 1888
G. W. STRAIN
George

Twp Clerk 1858-59 and 1883-85

1862-65 Prosecutor

1864-68 Village Recorder

 

Prep: common sch.; Wellsburg Aca.; Jeff Coll grad 1848; taught at Princeton, KY ; winter 1848-49 taught; 1849-50 taught Select Sch at Hookstown with fellow grad JEFFRIES; studied theology but stopped; 5 yrs teaching; 1856-57 read Law Perrysburg, Ohio; Admitted to Bar Mansfield Ohio May 21, 1857 State; 1869 US Courts;     After 1857 opened Law Practice in Perrysburg, Ohio Alive 1888
J. R. THOMPSON
J. Russell
Prep school - no info ; grad 1848 Jeff Coll; Theological Seminary in Canonsburg, PA; Licensed 1850; ordained April 25, 1853, installed United Presy Church, Mt. Pleasant, PA       Died of typhoid fever, Hickory, PA Dec 16, 1861
A. VIRTUE
Andrew

 

Prep: Blairsville and Indiana Acas. ; entered 1845 Sophomore Class, grad 1848; went to Western Theological Seminary x1 yr.; tutored privately 1849 Summer for family, KY; studied theo. privately 1 yr, then returned to Western grad 1851. Licensed preach Blairsville Jan 1851; ordained Ohio Jan 1852; home missionary 2 yrs Maple Creek ; 6 & 1/2 yrs pastor Cross-Roads Church Blairsville PA; Apple Creek Church, Wooster, Oh x 8 yrs ; Emlenton Academia and Rockland (Oh?) 4 & 1/2 yrs. ; 9 yrs Centre and Cherry Run churches, built church at Atwood, all in Ohio     6 yrs Home Missionary WVA (1882-present in 1888) - has worked total 37 yrs planting churches sounds like he is living 1888 but sentence is confusing
S. B. WILSON  Samuel Beatty
Aca & common schools; 1844 Jeff Coll, grad 1848; Principal Darlington Aca, 1 yr.; studied Law, admitted Bar Beaver PA Nov. 12, 1850   Master of English, Latin, Greek Successful lawyer Beaver Co PA for 1/3 of century living 1888
J. H. WILSON

Local politics Beaver Co PA

House of Rep (PA) 1858-1860

Capt, Major, Col., Major Gen. in PA State Militia 

Recruited a Reg't - commissioned as Col. - Camp Harrisburg Oct 1861 - sent to VA Pennisula - fought Yorktown and Williamsburg - followed Confederate retreat & struck with typhoid fever & died

Jeff Coll grad 1848; Studied Law Beaver PA; Beaver Co Bar June 5, 1850 N/A N/A N/A struck with typhoid fever died May 30, 1862 - died at Roper's Church, VA
SAM. TOM. WILSON Samuel Thomas Father's farm x16 yrs; Jeff Coll grad 1848; Princeton Theo Sem. 1848-1851; 1851 Licensed Preach Huntingdon PA; Muncie PA- he declined call; 1852 ordained Rock River, ILL, installed pastor at Camden, ILL; Summer 1852 Belfontaine, Oh & First Church of Rock Island, IL installed pastor March 1854 x 14 yrs (got married); Old School Church, Galesburg, IL, resigned to promote union between Old & New churches dreamed of going West - July 1851 Canton, ILL sick x 1 year

 

Birmingham, PA pastor x 8 yrs. 

Assoc Principal Fem Seminary Hollidaysburg, PA x 1 yr

Back to ILL, pastored x 2 yrs in Lincoln, ILL

Went to Florida for health Palatka, FL, St Augustine, FL, Rose Hill, FL

  ILL

Florida

Currently, pastor at Rose Hill, FL 

Alive in 1888
R. C. WOODS
Richard C.

Deputy Clerk, Clay Co IL 6yrs.

Prep: public + 2 yrs Bellefont Aca; Jeff Coll, grad 1848; taught Birmingham, PA 1849-1850; Principal Brownstown Aca., Jackson Co IN 1852-1853; Washington Aca. Lost River, IN 1857; traveled ILL, org. IOGT "I Out Not to Get Tight" (anti drinking);      20 yrs (to present - 1888) in nursery & fruit business Mt. Vernon, Lawrence Co MO

Not very good health

still alive 1888
ED. E. YOUNG
Edward E.
x12 yrs farm; Prep: PA Coll, Gettysburg PA ; Delaware Coll, Newark Del; Jeff Coll, grad 1848; LaGrange ALA taugh school x1 yr; Hanover, PA father's farm; Office Hanover Branch Railroad Co x1 or 2 ys.; partner with F. E. Metzgar, hardware business, Hanover, PA       May 6. 1857, consumption, Hanover, PA
G. I. YOUNG
Garretson I.

Probate Judge, Mahoning Co., Oh 1854 x6yrs

1861 CW; appointed Judge Advocate, Rank LT. Col.  - but before he could assume this role, he appointed with Rank of Col. to Military Secretary & Aid-de-Camp to Gov. TODD (OH)  x 2 yrs.;

 

1864 appointment War Dept, Washington DC assigned to Law Branch x 4 yrs.

1869 elected to House of Representatives Ohio State Leg. from Columbiana Co.

 

District School, ages 14-18 select school Calcutta, Oh; 1846 Junior Class Jeff Coll, grad 1848; Winter 48-49, taught Cottage Hill Aca, Ellsworth, Mahoning Co., Oh.; Spring '49 Studied Law in Canfield, Ohio; Admitted to Bar 1851 Canfield, Ohio;  Moved to parents' home in New Lisbon, Columbiana Co., Oh abt. 1863 where his wife and daughter were staying

 

1868 - decided to move home to care for aging parents

Aug. 1868 bought Buckeye State, Rep. newspaper; editorial staff until his death

  Practiced with preceptor Hon. S. W. GIBSON, Canfield, Ohio

Fall 1855 baptized & confirmed in Episcopal Church, Delegate to Convention

died Jan. 27, 1871 in State House, Hall of Representatives, Columbus, Ohio from pulmonary hemorrhage related to consumption, died in 20 minutes from onset

Buried at parents' home, New Lisbon, Ohio 

Adopted resolutions-- 6 members of House & 3 Senators, Speaker of House, Sgt of Arms of House selected as pallbearers / escort from Columbus to New Lisbon OH; 

Gov., clergy, press, and entire House went with body to train depot

Next day, "everyone" from "everywhere" thronged his home

Episcopal funeral & Masonic rites

Daug. completed studies in public schools, has taught 10 yrs.

NAME OCCUPATION EMIGRATED TO LANGUAGES SPOKEN RESIDENCE - or - OWNED HOMES/LAND DIED/CAUSE

 

SEE PART 1 of JEFFERSON COLLEGE CLASS OF 1848 BIOGRAPHIES

JEFFERSON COLLEGE CLASS OF 1848 BIOGRAPHIES Page 2

Jacob Miller (class of 1848) Ancestry

Graduates List 1848

Reunion Committee Meeting

Source: "Jefferson" 1848: Fortieth Anniversay of the Class of 1948, Jefferson College at Canonsburg, Washington Co., Pa. Providence Hall.  Section called "Historical Sketch of the Class of 1848, Jefferson College, PA by the Rev. William Y. Brown, D. D. pp. 10 - 73.  Buffalo, NY: Gies & Co., Printers, 1889.  

Professors at Jefferson College were:

President Breckenridge

Prof. Williams

Prof. "Pickle"

President Nott? Class of 1847?

A.M. = Associate Degree in Ministry

D.D. = Doctor of Divinity

Esq. = Lawyer

 

Principal at Beaver Academy pre-1848 was Prof. COULTER

Semi-Centennial Reunion Class of 1847 set for Canonsburg, PA June 1898

NOTE:

Rev. William Y. BROWN wrote books: The Army Chaplain; also see 100 Years of Temperance.

Dr. A. B. COOK (Archibald B. "Archie") wrote:

Chloroform: Its Obstetric Use (thesis). Louisville Medical Gazette, 1853.
Fixed Apparatus for the Immediate Dressing of Fractures of Femur
Securing Bony in the Inter-Copsular Fractures of Old Persons
Joined Twins, with Plates from His Dissection
Operation for Adhesion of Left Palate and Uvula to the Posterior Wall of the Pharnyx
-- plus between 15 to 20 more publications

 

Professor /Educator ROBERT CURRY wrote:

Education--What it is not, and what it is
Special Education
Prerequisites to Success
The Formation of Human Character
The Relative Importance of the Teacher's Vocation
Geometry -- its Nature, Element, Uses, and How to Teach It
---plus more than 5 more, plus reports and addresses

 

Prof. David Wilson was principal of Tuscarora Academy in Juniata Co Pa 1840s. See sketch on John J. Patterson.

 

 

 

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