List of Preachers
in the Reformed Presbyterian Church, General Synod
since the division in 1833
The information provided here is a transcription of a ministerial directory found in the records of the Reformed Presbyterian Church, General Synod, as gathered in Box 337, folder 38 at the PCA Historical Center. New information, as it becomes available, will be entered in green italics. The official R.P. Church Archives were destroyed in a fire in Duanesburg, NY in December of 1951. Consequently, most of what remains to record the history of that denomination is located here at the PCA Historical Center. If you have documents from or additional information about the R.P. General Synod denomination, we would appreciate your contacting us. Corrections and additions to the lists below are most welcome.

Page 1

Name

Licensure/Presbytery

Pby

Ordination & Installation

Remarks

Date of Death

Thomas Cathcart Guthrie

April 14, 1825

P

April 26, 1826, Pinecreek

To UP's Oct 10, [missing]

March 22, 1876, Sparta;

Gordon Thompson Ewing

May 9, 1825

P

October 23, 1827, Canonsburg

 

March 21, 1848

Robert McKee

August 9, 1825

N

December 29, 1830, Lansingburgh & Troy

To Pres.,  May 16, 1835

July 13, 1840

John Henderson Symmes

May 22, 1827

Pa

June 16, 1831, s.r. Missionary

To Pres., May 27, 1832

November 28, 1874

Andrew Watson Black

Feb. 10, 1828

P

Jan. 18, 1832, Shenang or Neshamrock

 

September 10, 1858

Samuel Maxwell Gailey

April 4, 1828

Pa

Dec. 25, 1832, Wilmington

To Pres.,  June 13, 1837

December 19, 1862

John Fisher

April 16, 1828

Pa

July 21, 1831, York & Rochester

 

July 22, 1845

John Black

April 22, 1828

P

[blank - see date of death]

 

August 15, 1828 in Pa

John Niel McLeod

August 4, 1828

N

Dec. 29, 1829, Galway & Broad Albin.[?]

 

April 27, 1874

David Scott

To America Spring of '29

 

Nov. 1, 1832, s.r.

 

March 29, 1871

Moses Roney

June 8, 1829

P

June 8, 1830, Newburgh

 

July 3, 1854

Erasmus D[?] McMaster

June 16, 1829.

N

 

To Pres. October 18, 1830

December 10, 1866

John McMaster

April 8, 1830

P

Jan. 26, 1832, Schenectady

To UP's August 1870

July 11, 1874

David Steele
[11-02-03]

April 8, 1830

P

June 24, 1831, Brush Creek

 

June 29, 1887 at Pa

George Scott

April 14, 1830

Pa

April 19, 1831, Little Beaver

 

December 16, 1881

William Wilson

April 14, 1830

 

June 16, 1831, s.r. Home Missionary

 

Sept. 9, 1873, Cincinnati, OH

Frances Gailey

May 14, 1830

N

- -

May 21, 1872 in Bellevue Hospital, N.Y.

John Crozier

April 7, 1831

-

April 4, 1833, sine cura., Home Miss.

-

[blank]

Hugh Hawthorne

May 17, 1831

Pa

[blank]

To D.R.C., Nov. 8, 1834

-

Armour McFarland
Possibly born in
County Tyrone, Ireland.

To America, 1831

-

April 1, 1833, Received by Ohio Presbytery as a probationer from Ireland

-

[blank in orig.]
Possibly died in 1860 at age 58, buried Louisville, KY. Information is being checked.

Thomas Sproull [9-15-03]

April 4, 1832

P

April 4, 1933, sine cura, Home Miss.

-

[March 21, 1892]

John Wallace

April 4, 1932

P

April 14, 1833, Muskingum & Lornica ?]

A.R. & UP, 1857 - 66, then Cov.

January 7, 1880

Samuel McKinney

June 10, 1832

N

[blank]

-

November 27, 1879

Hugh Walkinshaw

June 17, 1832

Pa

[blank]

-

April 19, 1843

John Black Johnston

Oct. 3, 1832

P

[blank]

UP, Sidney Pby, Sept 10, 1858

October 24, 1882

Algernon Sydney McMaster

Jan. 3, 1833

W

April 4, 1833, Galway

Pres. fr. June 8, 1838

 

List of Preachers in R.P. Church, General Synod since division in 1833, page 2

Name

Licensure

Pby

Ordination & Installation

Remarks

Date of Death

Rev. Robert Gamble Orr Mar 16, 1813, I'd. [Ireland]   1833 to US, Lisbon supply   June 12, 1837
James Robinson Campbell 1834 Pa Oct 27, 1834 by Pa, Missionary to India   Sept 18, 1862 at Landour, India
John McKinley
7-18-1815
Oct 27, 1835 Pa June 19, 1838, Milton   October 5, 1841
John Wylie Faires
1-27-13
Oct 27, 1835 Pa [blank]   April 9, 1901, Aged 89 yrs
Joseph Caldwell May 19, 1836 P March 15, 1837, Missionary to India   [blank]

Theophilus (Adam) Wylie
B[orn]. Oct 8, 1810

July 26 - August 1, 1836   April 30, 1838, Bloomington   June 8, 1895
(85 yrs)
Robert H. Beattie July 26 - August 1, 1836 Pa Sept 6, 1837, Walden, Orange Co., NY   May 20, 1884 (69)

William Norman McLeod
9/---/1815

July 26 - August 1, 1836 Pa [blank]   [blank]
Robert Montgomery Oct 27, 1835, sine cura   [blank]   [blank]
Samuel Stevenson, B. Pa, 10/20/15, lsn Glasgow Sc.   Pa August 6, 1840, Galway To Pres Oct 5, 1847; Mar. Jan 1, 1846 Mary Ann Fulton August 24, 1851
Andrew Gifford Wylie 1839 Pa August 29, 1841    
Michael Harshaw  1807 April 3, 1839 P Nov. 9, 1842, Concord Hill PC at Eden To UP's August 10, 1870 August 11, 1874

Gordon Thompson Ewing

March 10, 1842

P

2nd Pittsburgh

 

March 21, 1848

John W. Morrison

Sept 14, 1841

W

Oct 8, 1844, Deerfield & Thorn Grove,

                                               14-

January 5, 1867

Theo. W. John Wylie, Born October 30, 1818

                                          

 

Oct 26, 1843, 1st Phila

                                               15-

June 11, 1898

Alexander Morrison Stewart, Jan 22, 1814   P May 13, 1847, Chicago 16- February 24, 1875 at Chico, Ca, 61 yrs
Josiah Hutchman   P Sept 18, 1844, Neshamrock 17- March 24, 1855
Robert John Black 9/7/20   P April 22, 1847, 3rd Phila 18- October 10, 1860
John Agnew Crawford
June 24, 1822
August 15, 1844 Pa August 25, 1847, Milton 19- Received by Carlisle Pby, on July 10, 1867 September 19, 1904 at Chambersburg, Pa = 85
David James Patterson, born October 19, 1811 June 3, 1846 Pa April 27, 1848, Brooklyn R. 20- To UP's July 7, 1858              December 14, 1899 = 88
Robert M. Brown June 17, 1846   [blank] 21- April 8, 1898= 85 Pough-sie, NY
Rev. Andrew Heron, born
Nov. 13, 1788
Jan 12, 1847 O Inst: Oct 27, 1849, Garrison 22- August 31, 1873
Robert McCracken
born August 21, 1823
April 16, 1846 P May   1848, Austintown & Pleasant Hill 23- November 4, 1904 at Paxton, Ill.  Worth $250,000
Hugh A. McKelvey May 11, 1847 W April 16, 1849, Walnut Hill 24- March 14, 1892 = 74 at NY.  Buried Bridgeport, Ct.
William Sterrett 9-8-23,  Donegal, I'd, near Latterkerry May 7, 1847 Pa April 7, 1848, 2nd Phila. 25- To Pres. Ch, May 1885  December 31, 1901, 55yrs Pastor

List of Preachers in R.P. Church, General Synod since division in 1833, page 3

Name

Licensure/Presbytery

Pby

Ordination & Installation

Remarks

Date of Death

David Herron

June 24, 1847

P

Oct 31, 1849, Shenango

 

Died April 29, 1900 in India

Alexander M. Watson

June 24, 1847

P

[blank]

 

[blankl

Rev. Alexander Clarke

July 31, 1826, East Id

 

May 18, 1827, Miss. to N.A.; received into N. Pby on April 21, 1848

 

[blank]

D.M. McAleese

August 17, 1847

Pa

Oct 22, 1848, N., Miss to Canada

 

March 15, 1874

Robert A. Hill [2-20-20, Buffalo, PA]

Dec 8, 1847

N

Sept 4, 1848, Ryegate

 

June 22, 1902, age 82, Johnstown, NY

John Simms Woodside

Jan 26, 1848 [Pby?]

 

June 20, 1848, Missionary to India

 

April 16, 1909, Wooster, OH, [at the age of] 85

Henry Gordon, 1-1-24

May 16, 1848

N

May 16, 1848, N.; July 2, 1848, sent to N. Bo. N. Scotia

To Assoc. Ch. 1857

April 21, 1897, Coila, NY

George M. Lamb 9-26-25

July 1848

Pa

Sept 16, 1850, Rock Prairie

 

Dec 16, 1852

John G. McVickar

Sept 29, 1848

Pa

[blank]

Returned to Ireland Nov. 1849

 

William Montgomery

May ?, 1848

P

[blank]

Returned to Ireland Nov 1849

 

David Gillespie

March 12, 1849

Pa

[blank]

 

[blank]

Samuel P. Herron

1849

P

May 5, 1857, 4th Phila. R.; July 30, 1862 to O.S.P., Rec. Jan 5, 1863

 

March 26, 1905 [at age] 80

James Pearson

May 4, 1849

Pa

Sept 18, 1850, Washington

 

March 28, 1856 at Eden

Rev.  John  Nevin

rec. June 19, 1849

 

[blank]

 

August 24, 1866 Hill Prairie, Marissa, IL

Robert Fee

rec. June 19, 1849

 

[blank]

                                               40-

[blank]

Robert Burgess 4 -18-22

July 4, 1849

P

Nov 18, 1853, Pittsburgh Pby

April 1855 to Free Pres Ch.

July 24, 1982, Cleveland, OH

John Borland Finlay

July 24, 1849

Pa

May 7, 1850, Williamsburg

Sept 1852 to O.S.P.

[blank]

Thomas Flavel

August 20, 1849

Pa

April 11, 1850, 5th Phila

 

[blank]

John Douglas

April 3, 1850

P

May 7, 1850, 1st Pittsburgh R.

To Pres, May 9, 1872

January 2, 1892, 67 yrs [old]

John McMillan 12-30-26

April 18, 1850

Pa

June 30, 1852, Dundee

 

Aug 30, 1882 in 55th yr = 56

Gavin Riley McMillan
12-24-1824

April 18, 1850

 

June 25, 1851, Neshok & Mt Hermon

                                               45-

January 9, 1865

William Stanley Darragh]

April 30, 1850

N

Nov 12 1850, Goose River

 

[blank]

Andrew R. Gailey

May 1, 1850

N

Feb 5, 1851, Shinogue

 

November 30, 1883, Elgin, Ill

James S. Scott

May 26, 1850

P

Oct 18, 1852, Monmouth at Eden

 

July 18, 1889, Clay Center, Kan.

Andrew Walker

Nov 13, 1850

P

June 6, 1851

                                               50-

Sept 7, 1879, near Melton, Wis.

List of Preachers in R.P. Church, General Synod since division in 1833, page 4

Name

Licensure/Presbytery

Pby

Ordination & Installation

Remarks

Date of Death

Spencer L. Finney 9/24/25

Dec 31, 1850

Pa

June 30, 1852, 2nd NY

July 18, 1866, released and certificate to Pres. Ch.

December 9, 1886

David Kennedy

Jan 29, 1857

P

June 5, 1851, Union & Brush Creek

 

March 2, 1893 = 69

Rev. Matthew Smyth

May 6, 1851

Pa

                      Milton

 

[blank]

Alexander G. McAuley

May 15, 1851

N

April 7, 1853, 5th Phila.

To Pres. Ch. June 6, 1881

June 24, 1897; mrs 3/11/1907

Robert Patterson

May 16, 1851

Pa

June 17, 1852, Home Missionary Agent

Cin. O.; Chicago - Oct 22, '57-Jan 15, '67

January 17, 1885 = 63

William White
fr. Gen. Assem. I'd

 

N

Rec. July 1, 1852, N.

 

[blank]

William M. Lamb 3/8/30

March 29, 1853

N

[blank]

 

June 26, 1855 at Oxford, Pa

William D. Silliman

April 6, 1853

P

April 19, 1854

 

March 7, 1860, Madrid, NY

John Alford, 1/25/28

April 6, 1853

P

March 29, 1855, Somonauk & Nettle Or.

 

April 26, 1914 = 86 - 3 - 1.

John Bole

 

N

Dec 24, 1853, Ryegate & Barnet

Rel. W. Bd. 6 - .'86 [?]

November 4, 1906

William Theodore Wylie

June 28, 1853

Pa

May 7, 1855, Milton & Washingtonville

 

December 8, 1909.  Born, Caldonia Co.

William P. Shaw

April 5, 1854

P

August 30, 1855, Mt. Vernon, Iowa

UP Ch. 1870

May 27, 1901 New Concord, OH

John McCorkell  1828, Donegal, I'd; U of Pa '54

 

N

June 21, 1855, Elgin

To Pres. Ch. July 3, 1865

February 26, 1904 at Paulsboro NJ; buried at Mt. Moriah, Pa

William Calderwood

July 5, 1854

N

April 12, 1855, Missionary to India

 

May 22, '89, Landour, In =64

Matthew McBride 4/27/30

May 1, 1855

Pa

                         Mt. Vernon

 

April 13, 1863 at Pa.

Nelson Kennedy Crow

May 8, 1855

O

Jan 30, 1857, Unity & Hill Prairie

 

April 14, 1911 = 81st yr at Columbus, Ohio.

T.W. J. Wylie (Hindoo)

Dec 18, 1855

Sr.

Rec'd from New Castle-Neshamrock & cert. To Pitts Pres.; N.S. to [?] call to New Castle June 26, 1867

 

November 1894 = 68, Sabuthu, India

John McMillan Wilson

 

O

   

July 19, 1874 at Mt Vernon,

Alexander Robinson 8/12/23

Oct 5, 1854

C

   

October 10, 1886

Silian Bonhomme

Nov. 18,  1856

Pa

Sept 1, 1857, Missionary to the Jews

To Pres. Ch. Jan 7, 1861

December 30, 1882 = 80 yrs

Samuel Boyd

May 6, 1857

     

[blank]

John Franklin Hill 2/20/35

June 24, 1857

P

Dec 28, 1858, Harrisville, Ebenezer, & Bethel

 

December 23, 1916

Archibald Thomson

August 2, 1857

N

Nov 16, 1858, 2nd Goose River, River Herbert

 

January 4, 1897

Robert McMillan,
b. 1833

1858

O

May 9, 1860, Hermon

 

May 24, 1876 in 43rd yr.

Henry Graham Finney 9/10/30

June 15, 1858

Pa

Attended Princeton & certificate to Old School Pres. Ch. in 1859

 

May 27, 1910 = 79