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One Hundred Years of the 

United Presbyterian Church Greenville

 

submitted by Sue Elliott

 

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The last opening of the books will reveal the labors and trials, the defeats and victories of the McLean pastorates, reaching through a half century; and may we not hope that the father and son shall meet beyond the river in joyous recognition, many who shall shine as stars in their crowns of rejoicing?

Pastorate of Rev. W. C. Jackson

For about one year after the release of Dr. McLean the church was supplied by various ministers.  In July, 1853, a call was made out for Rev. W. C. Jackson, which he accepted and began his labors here in December of the same year.  He was ordained and installed in February, 1854 and faithfully served the church until July 2d, 1862.

Mr. Jackson was born at Cedarville, O., December 21st, 1827, and graduated at Center College, Ky., in 1848.  In the fall of 1849 he entered the seminary at Canonsburg, Pa., and was licensed in November, 1832, by the Miami presbytery.  He was released in June, 1861, being appointed to take charge of a mission in Chicago where he faithfully labored until March 1864.  Thence he removed to Philadelphia and took charge

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David Brackin - died 1877

 

John King - died 1891

 

Mrs. John King - died 1895

 

                      

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