pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in New Castle, Lawrence County,
PA. He served the congregation from 1811-1838. He was also
the minister of the Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church until 1834.
He was born in North Carolina.
Anniversary of the Dedication of the Church, 1896-1946, First
Presbyterian Church, New Castle
The second pastor of this church was the Rev. Robert Sample. He was born in North Carolina, August 31, 1775; licensed to preach in 1810, and ordained over the congregations of New Castle and Slippery Rock, April 10, 1811. He served the church of New Castle twenty-seven years, and that of Slippery Rock twenty-four years. He was a man of respectable talents, great amiability, and was faithful and laborious in his pastoral work.
The pastoral relation of Mr. Sample to Slippery Rock was dissolved in 1835, and his relation to this church in 1838. He subsequently served Pulaski for a about a year, Brookfield, Ohio, for a year or two, and he departed this life April
11th, 1874. The only one of his descendants left among us is his
granddaughter, Mrs. Morrow, daughter of Judge McGuffin.
of Lawrence County, 1877
Sample... was ordained over
the congregations of New Castle and Slippery Rock, April 10, 1811. He
served the church at New Castle twenty-seven years, and that of Slippery
Rock twenty-four years.
Century History of New Castle and Lawrence County, 1908, page 207