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Samuel Tait

Rev. Samuel Tait

Rev. Samuel Tait was born near Shippensburg, PA, 17 Feb 1772.  While Samuel was still a child, the family moved to Ligonier, Westmoreland County.  In 1800, he moved to Mercer County, PA.


Samuel Tait was licensed to preach in Jun 1800.  He became pastor of the Coolspring Presbyterian Church in Nov 1800 and served that congregation until 1826.  He also served the Presbyterian Church in Mercer and as Missionary to the Indians at Sandusky, OH, and on the Maumee River, in Ohio. 


He married Amelia Calvin.


Samuel Tait died 2 Jun 1841.




The Rev. Samuel Tait was another early minister in this section. He was a native of Shippensburg, Pa., was converted under the influence of a conversation with the Rev. Elisha McCurdy, studied under Dr. McMillan, and was licensed in June, 1800. In the same year he was ordained over Cool Spring and Upper Salem. In 1806 he relinquished this charge and organized a congregation at Mercer, in the pastorate of which he continued until his death in June, 1841.


Twentieth Century History of New Castle and Lawrence County, 1908, page 206


More on Samuel Tait


Read biography from the History of Mercer County, 1888


Read biography from the History of Lawrence County, 1877


Read biography from The Life of the Rev. Elisha Macurdy,1848.  Brief notices of various deceased members of the Presbyterian Church in Western Pennsylvania


Coolspring Presbyterian Church


Coolspring Church History website


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