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.
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.
Tait died 2 Jun 1841.
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.
Century History of New Castle and Lawrence County, 1908, page 206
on Samuel Tait