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One Hundred Years of the 

United Presbyterian Church Greenville


submitted by Sue Elliott




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of the Fourth church, where he successfully labored until his death which resulted from cancer, December 22, 1878.  It was during Mr. Jackson's pastorate that the Associate and Associate Reformed churches united in one body under the name of the United Presbyterian Church, in Pittsburg, Pa., May 26, 1858.

The congregation, then known as the "Seceder Church," heartily subscribed to this union, becoming from that time the United Presbyterian Church.  The closing days of Rev. Jackson's pastorate were days of trial in the churches.  The War of the Rebellion was just breaking out, and questions of great interest were agitating the public mind.  He faithfully and fearlessly proclaimed the truth on these questions.  About this time many of the members were drifting out because of politics and many had emigrated West.  The organization of Delaware Grove and Kinsman congregations had also taken away many of the members.

The pastorate of Mr. Jackson was a pleasant and profitable one.  He was highly esteemed by his people.  He was an affectionate pastor and a vigilant shepherd over the interests of this flock.  Many a heart was lightened and many a face brightened by the sunshine of his Christian friendship, and the healing balm of his tender

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