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who lived in more isolated districts. The Cumberland
Valley Railroad runs seven miles distant, and the mail is
still carried over the route to Newburg from Newville.
Though the old bridge stands, strange eyes look from the
house near by for the carrier, for inherited and owned by
descendants of Robert Quigley, it is occupied by tenants.

Among the early generations of the family, blue eyes,
brown hair, and strong vigorous constitutions predominated.
A mixture of red hair and brown eyes was noticeable in
seme of the children of Robert Quigley, and is seen in
descendants until the present day. He was large, powerfully
built, while his sister Mary Quigley Brady was small, active,
and full of vivacity. Brother and sister were devoted to
each other. Although nine years older than Robert, she
was his companion in childhood as well as his counselor.
Between them sprang a deep affection,which did not decrease
with years and distance to separate them. With less height
than is accorded to the majority of women, but an indomit-
able will, she braved dangers and difficulties unknown to the
feminine heart of later days. Her brother had a warm,
affectionate spirit, and with his wife and children, was an
ideal husband and father, who contributed largely to their
comfort and provided bountifully for their temporal needs.
Not wealthy, they had ample provision for all necessities,
stock and fine horses, vv^ith their acres of land in good condi-
tion, their home furnished with the conveniences of primi-
tive times.

Within a radius of fifty miles were one hundred families
of Scotch Irish birth and blood, who were congenial, and
gave to society an element oi refinement and culture. The
visits of friends were not numerous until after the Revolu-
tionary War, When peace was declared and the Indians
subdued, neighbors became more sociable and exchanged
pleasant intercource. Hospitality was more generally ex-
tended and social functions brought kindred and acquaint-
ances in closer contact, which warm attachment continues to
this day amongst the members of the Quigley House.
Robert Quigley and his wife are buried in the Middle Spring
Presbyterian graveyard.



2. i. JAMBS QUIGLEY, b. Nov. 8, 1770; m. Grizelda McKia-


3. a. ELEANOR QUIGLEY. b. June 12, 1772; m. David


4. iii. JENNET QUIGLEY, b. June 6. 1774; m. James Rodger?.

4. iv. DINAH QUIGLEY, b. Feb. 6, 1776; m. Major Joseph

McKinney. (See McKinney line.)

5. V. MARY QUIGLEY, b. Apr. 5, 1778; m. David Bell,
vi. AG-NES QUIGLEY, b. Aug. 8, 1780.

6. vii. JOSEPH QUIGLEY. b. Apr. 1, 1783; m. Mary Sharp.

7. viii. JOHN QUIGLEY, b. Feb. 18, 1785; m. Sinai Hamil.

II. James Quigley% (Robert Quigley-* James Quigley^)
oldest child of Robert Ouigley and Mary Jacob Quigley,
was born November 8, 1770 in Hopewell township, Cum-
berland Co., Penna., near Quigley's Bridge, died November
6, 1822, at Warren, Ohio; married March 31, 1795 Gri-
-zelda McKinney, born 1777 near Newburg, Penna., died
June 30, 1844 at Warren, Ohio, daughter of Thomas Mc-
Kinney and Jane Big-ham McKinney. They were neighbors,
members of the Middle Spring Presbyterian church, married
by Rev. Samuel Wilson D. D., pastor of the Big Spring
Presbyterian Church at Newville, Penna., prior to 1805*
their children were baptized by the Rev. Robert Cooper. D.D.V
and those born after that date by Rev. John Moody. D. D.,
pastors at Middle Spring. After marriage they lived at
Shippensburg. Penna., until 18 10, when they removed to
Warren, Ohio, l^ecame identified with the Presbyterians
there, and are buried in the cemetery at that place. The in-
scription on the gravestone of the ancestress is quaintly
inscribed "Graselda." instead of our modern spelling.

Esteemed, beloved as citizens and friends, earnest in all
the pursuits of life, they filled their days with useful deeds
and efforts to l^enefit humanity.

James Quigley and his sisters Eleanor and Dinah married
into the same McKinney family.


8 i. JANE QUIGLEY, b. Nov., 1796; m. Harris Ewalt.
9. ii. ROBERT QUIGLEY, b. Jan. 11. 1798; m. 1st, Eviline
; 2nd, Sarah Mason.

10. iii . JOSEPH QUIGLEY, b., 1799; m. Eleanor Bunton.

11. iv. THOMAS QUIGLEY, b. Dec. 14, 1800; m. Eliza M. Gra-


12. V. GEORGE WASHINGTON QUIGLEY. b. Nov. 12, 1802;

m. Elizabeth Parvin.


vi. MARY QUIGLEY, b. 1807, d. Oct. 12, 1881, at Warren,
Ohio; unmarried.
13. vii. ELEANOR QUIGLEY, b. 1809; m. David Gilbert.

III. Eleanor Quigley^, (Robert Quigley^, James Quig-
ley^) oldest daughter of Robert Quigley and Mary Jacob
Quigley was born June 12, 1772 in Hopewell township,
Cumberland Co. Penna., near Quigley's Bridge, died Sep-
tember 16, 1825 at Strasburg, Penna.; m.arried October 19,
1797 David McKinney, born May 2y, 1767 near Newburg,
Penna., died June 4, 1835 at Strasburg. (See pages

Issue :

i. MARY McKINNEY, b. July 16, 1798; m. Andrew McEl-

ii. JANE McKINNEY, b. Nov. 21, 1799; m. Robert McFar-

iii. LIBERTY McKINNEY, b. May 7, 1801; m. 1st, Michael

Greer; 2nd, Wiliam McCTea.
iv. THOMAS ANDREW McKINNEY, b. Oct. 12, 1803; m.

Jane Rachel Glenn.
V. ELEANOR McKINNEY, b. June 25, 1806; m. James Gil-
vi. DINAH McKINNEY, b. June 25, 1808; m. Dr. William

Rippey Stewart.
Tii. S'on, d. in infancy, May 8, 1811.
viil. LYDIA BELL McKINNEY, b. Sept. 5, 1813; m. Robert

Williamson McFarlane.

IV. Jennet Quigley^ (Robert Quigley-, James Quig -
ley^) second daughter of Robert Quigley and Mary Jacob
Quigley was born June 6, 1774 in Hopewell township,
Cumberland Co., Penna., near Quigley's Bridge, died Octo-
ber 14, 1823; married April 19, 1798 James Rodgers born
January 9, 1775 a few miles from the Quigley homestead,
between the Bridge and Newburg, died September 10, 1831.
In the will of Robert Quigley, the name of his daughter is
mentioned as Jennet, while on her tombstone it is Jane, and
she was thus called by her family and friends. James
Rodgers was the son of Richard Rodgers who was born
1733, died September 16, 1804; married 1771 Rachel
Denny, born 1748, died April i, 1812. They had seven
children, William, James, Margaret, Frances, Andrew,
Rachel and Denny.

From the Scotch clan of Rodgers sprang a race of people
unexcelled in exemplary traits of character and christian


graces, with courteous bearing, and gentle, aristocratic faces.
They sought no height of distinction in social, political, or
religious life, yet their superiority gave them precedence
everywhere and at all times with their fellowmen in intel-
lectual, civil, and ecclesiastical affairs. In society they were
leaders in hospitality. They were owners of large tracts of
land. From their abundance the poor were enriched, and
every worthy cause received a lavish contribution. Benevo-
lence sprang from warm hearts, full of generous impulses.
Nowhere were kindly interest in friends, and substantial
assistance more graciously given, nor courteous, unselfish
love more tenderly extended. After the death of their par-
ents, their sons and daughters continued to live near New-
burg until 1833, when they removed to Spring^eld, Ohio.
James Rodgers and his wife were members of the Middle
Spring Presbyterian church, and are buried in the grave-
yard at that place.

14. i. RICHARD RODGERS, b. Nov 13, 1799; m. Alice Greene.

15. ii. MARY RODGERS, b. Aug. 2, 1801; m. Isaac Ward.

iii. RACHEL RODGERS, b. Nov. 15, 1804, d. Feb. 21, 1895,
at Springfield, Ohio; unmarried.

16. iv. DR. ROBERT RODGERS, b. Sept. 24, 1807; m. Bffie


17. V. WILLIAM RODGERS, b. Dec. 29, 1809; m. Sarah Karri-

vi. ELEANOR RODGERS, b. May 13, 1812, d. Aug. 19, 1823,
near Newburg, Penna.; unmarried.

James Rodgers married secondly May 11, 1826 Jane Linn
born August 6, 1793, near Shippensburg, -Cumberland Co.,
Penna., died July 9, i860 at Springfield, Ohio, daughter of
James Linn and Grizelda Linn, who lived eight miles north
of Shippensburg, and are buried in the Middle Spring Pres-
byterian graveyard. After the death of her husband, Jane
Linn Rodgers removed with her two boys to her father's
house, where she remained until after the death of her
parents. She then made her home in Shippensburg until
1850, when she went to Mt. Joy, Penna., and spent a few
years, and later lived at Springfield.

IssnG '

18. ' i. REV. .TAMES LINN RODGERS, b. May 5, 1827; m. Het-

tie Eurd Cochran.


19. ii. ANDREW DENNY RO DOERS?, b. Apr. 17, 1830; m. Eliza
Griscom Sullivant.

V. Mary Quigley^ (Robert Quigley^, James Quigley^)
fifth child of Robert Quigley and Mary Jacob Quigley, was
born April 5, 1778, in Hopewell township, Cumberland Co.,
Penna., near Quigley's Bridge, died September 21, 1838;
married David Bell, born 1773, died October i, 1833.

They had no children, but adopted a son William Bell
born 1 8 18, died June 25, 1838. They lived, died and are
buried at Warren, Ohio.

VI. Joseph Quigley^ (Robert Quigley^, James Quig-
ley^) seventh child of Robert Quigley and Mary Jacob
Quigley, was born April i, 1783, in Hopewell township,
Cumberland Co., Penna., near Quigley's Bridge, died June
8, 1868; married June 9, 1808, Mary Sterrett Sharp born
1786, died March 12, 1853, daughter of James Sharp and
Mary Sterrett Sharp, who lived two miles south of Quig-
ley's Bridge. At the time of his marriage, Joseph Quigley
took his wife to his father's house, which was the original
log house on the bank of the Conodoguinet Creek. His
children were all born in the old home, which was occupied
by him not later than 1841, when he erected a brick dwell-
ing house for his family. Not on the site of the old, which
was built near the stream, it was built to the south west and
more inland. The four hundred acre tract of Quigley land
surrounded the house on each side, and was not divided until
after the death of Joseph Quigley.

In early life and when in the prime of manhood, he had
a full, broad shouldered physique, of medium height, with
a kind, earnest face, and bright blue eyes. In later years,
when his body lost its vigor, his vision became dim and he
was almost blind. He made his home with his son David,
and day after day for several years, he walked back and
forth from there to the home of his son James, which was
near by. His eyes refused to allow him to read. He en-
joyed the society of his family, and spent his declining days
in conversation with them and his friends, or in drivinig
over his farm, and knew every hill and furrow on it.

He was a warm hearted, affectionate son of the House of
Quigley, generous, genial, unprejudiced, and mild. For
miles around he was known for his thoughful generosity,


and consideration of the feelings of others. He had a high
sense of honor, and used his influence for good. He was
an interested listener, a smooth, pleasing talker, with a well
modulated voice, every accent of which, was full of gentle
kindness and tenderness. Always willing to lend a helping
hand, he and his wife were the means of doing great good,
and kept many hearts from breaking, as well as extending
aid to the poor and needy.

She was full of anim?.tion and vivacity, a thoroughly
capable woman, a devoted wife and mother, with a dispo-
sition calculated to bring happiness to others, because of the
brightness in herself. They were members of the Middle
Spring Presbyterian Church, and are buried in the grave-
yard at that place.


20. i. MARY QUIGLEY, b. Mar. 5, 1809; m. Jesse Kilgore.

ii. JAMES ALEXANDER QUIGLEY, b. Oct. 19, 1810, d.

21. iii. ROBERT QUIGLEY, b. Jan. 24, 1812; m. Eleanor Brown.

22. iv. JOHN QUIGLEY, b. Oct. 10, 1813; m. 1st, Eleanor

McCune; 2nd, Martha Jane Bard Breckenridge.

23. V. MARGARET JANE QUIGLEY, b. Feb. 6, 1815; m.

James Sterrett Sharp,
vi. JOSEPH QUIGLEY, b. May 30, 1816, d. July, 1833; un-

24. vii. ELEANOR QUIGLEY, b. Feb. 5, 1818; m. John Brown.

25. viii. JAMES SHARP QUIGLEY, b. Jan. 20, 1820; m. Eliza-

beth Clark Hemphill,
ix. WILLIAM. QUIGLEY, b. Oct. 6, 1824, d. young.

26. X. AGNES QUIGLEY, b. Aug. 14, 1825; m. William Orr.
xi. ISAAC ANDREW QUIGLEY, b. Feb. 3, 1828, d. Mar. 29,

1888; unmarried.

27. xii. DAVID GRIER QUIGLEY, b. Nov. 13, 1830; m. Cynthia

Jane Hemphill,
xiii. Child, d in infancy.

VII. John Quigley^ (Robert Quigley-, James Quig-
ley^) youngest child of Robert Quigley and Mary Jacob
Quigley, was born February i8, 1785 in Hopewell township,
Cumberland Co., Penna., near Quigley 's Bridge, along the
Conodoguinet Creek, died December 26, 1847; married
Sinai Hamil of Virginia, died January 12, 1852 aged 66
years. He owned and lived on a farm of three hundred acres
near Shepher-lstown, Va. He was blind for some years prior
to his death. He had one daughter Lucy, who married
James W. Strider, and to them were born two children who


died in infancy. Lucy Quigley Strider inherited the farm
from her father, who left a horse to his nephew John Quig-
ley, and twenty dollars apiece to his nieces ''the McKinney
girls." Lucy died in 1850, and a short time afterwards,
her husband was thrown from his horse and killed. Her
will bequeathed the half of her farm to her husband, the
other half to the heirs of her father's brother Joseph, silver
spoons and two silver cake baskets valued at sixty dollars
apiece to her cousin Mrs. Agnes Quigley Orr. The farm
was sold after the war, and the heirs to one half were
cheated out of twenty one hundred dollars. Mr. Strider
was married twice, and his share of the estate probably
descended to the children of his first wife. Mrs. Orr did
not recieve her legacy. She and her father visited her uncle
in Virginia in 1847. ^^ ^^''^ ^^e title of Captain. It may
have been his by actual service, but we have no proof of his
claim or record of his military career. He and his wife
died at their home near Shephrdstown, and are buried in the
cemetery at that place.

VHL Jane Quigley* (James Quigley^, Robert Quigley^,
James Quigley^) oldest child of James Quigley and Grizelda
McKinney Quigley, was born November 1796 near Ship-
pensburg, Cumberland Co., Penna., died October 16,
1861 ; married 1820 Harris Ewalt of Pittsburg, Penna.,
born July 5, 1796, died March 7, 1829 at Pitts-
burg. He was a merchant, closely identified with
the business and financial interests of his city, and
ably assisted in its growth and development. His early-
death, at the age O'f thirty three years, left his widow with
tvv^o small children, seven dying in infancy. With her little
family she went to the home of her husband's father, Sam-
uel Ewalt, and lived with him until his death. She was a
noble, self sacrificing mother, bringing up her children in
the doctrines of the Presbyterian faith. Animated and full of
vigor, her brave endurance of adversity was a sure pass-
port to the affection of her friends, who were devoted to
her. She was lovable and beloved, and deeply sympathetic,
sharing the joys and sorrows of those around her, as though
personally affected by them. Although saddened by her
early loss, she allowed no grief to mar the happiness of her
home. She is buried beside her husband at Pittsburg.



ANNA HARRIS EWALT, b. Dec. 25, 1821; d. Jan. 26,
1869; m. Dec. 12, 1839, George W. Irwin, b. Aug. 3,
1810, at Pittsburg, Penna., d. Oct. 10, 1888, at Phila-
delphia, Penna., fourth child of Boyle Irwin, who came
to America from Ireland in 1798, settled at Pittsburg,
and married Eliza McCully, only child of Maj. George
McCully, an officer of the Revolution closely asso-
ciated with General George Washington, and one of
the original members of the "Society of the Cincin-
nati." George W. Irwin was in business with his
father at the time of his marriage, resided at Pitts-
burg until 1865, and removed to Philadelphia, where
he lived until death. His wife was baptized, mar-
ried, and buried by Rev. Richard Lea. Slie was a
Presbyterian, strong in the faith, endowed with a
generous, unselfish disposition, open to friendliness
and extending it to others, her life was spent in fur-
thering the affectionate intercourse of her family,
and in the discharge of duty. She was rich in the
attractions of body and mind, with a dignified ease
of body and manner, a soft intonation of speech, ex-
quisite taste, and a heart overflowing with loving
kindness. No one could leave a nobler record. Her
afflictions were borne with fortitude and resignation.
STie lived heart to heart with her family, and her
death was a personal loss to each of them.
To George W. Irwin and Anna Harris Bwalt Irwin were
born nine children:

i. Son, b. Jan. 15, 1842, d. Jan. 24, 1842.
fi. CHARLES HARRIS IRWIN, b. Aug. 23, 1843;
m. Dec. 18, 1872, Caroline Townsend, b. Oct. 9,
1843, at Port Elizabeth, N. J., daughter of
Charles Townsend and Sallie B. Stratton Town-
send, d. Oct. 5, 1903, in New York City, where
her husband resides. He has been connected
with railroad enterprises since early manhood.
He enlisted July 11, 1862, in the 9th Pennsyl-
vania Reserves, for three years. In the action
at South Mountain Sept. 14, 1862, he was
wounded, and was discharged Feb. 20, 1863, on
account of his injury.
To Charles Harris Irwin and Caroline Townsend
Irwin were born two children:

1873; m. Lola Funkhauser.
ii. JANE BELL IRWIN, b. Sept. 1, 1875; m.
Jan. 1.-5, 1896 Edson Burr Schock, b. June
10, 1871.
To Edson Burr Schock and Jane Bell Ir-
win Schock was born one child:

iii. JANE EWALT IRWIN, b. Nov. 27, 1845; m. June
11, 1872, William Arthur Bell, b. May 23, 1842,


at Reading, Penna., d. Mar. 28, 1881, at Philadel-
phia, Penna., son of Judge Samuel Bell and
Louisa Bowman Bell. He was interested in
the business connections of the Reading Rail-
road, and for ten years previous to his death, he
held a position with tiat company. He was
a man of charming, genial manner, and mag-
nanimous disposition, whose loyalty and ef-
ficiency in business won for him the confidence
of those around him.
To William Arthur Bell and Jane Ewalt Irwin Bell
was born one child:

i. WILLIAM WEBB BELL, b. Aug. 22, 1873,
He was educated in Philadelphia, Penna.,
and studied for two years with tutors ia
Switzerland, Germany and France, and
has been in the Eastern office of the Illi-
nois Central Railroad in New i^ork City
for a number of years,
tv GEORGE McCULLY IRWIN, b. July 8, 1848; m.
Feb. 2, 1870, Lucy C. Graff.
To George McCully Irwin and Lucy C. Graff Ir-
win were born two children:

i. LOUIS GEORGE IRWIN, b. Aug. 18, 1871.
ii. HAROLD DeWITT IRWIN, b. Jan. 1, 1877.
T BOYLE IRWIN, b. Apr. 27, 1851; m. Feb. 5, 1870,
Annie Hallowell, b. Sept, 12, 1851, at Philadel-
phia, Penna., daughter of Eli Hallowell, a
Quaker, and Eliza Ann Talmage Hallowell.
He is superintendent of the Pullman Company,
resides at Philadelphia, Penna.
To Boyle Irwin and Annie Hallowell Irwin were
born four children:


10, 1870; m. Nov. 3, 1897, Annie Rose


To George Hallowell Irwin and Annie Rose

Crocker Irwin were born two children:

i. INFANT, b. Aug. 29, 1898, d. Aug. 31,

Aug. 9, 1899.
ii. ANNA EWALT IRWIN, b. Apr. 2, 1874; m.

Apr. 24, 1905, John Taylor Loomis.
iii. HALLO^rELL IRWIN, b. Nov. 27, 1879,
enlisted as a private in Battery A, Penn-
sylvania state troops, Spanish-American
War, and was discharged with the battery
when the troops were withdrawn from
Porto Rico.
iv. BOYLE IRWIN, b. Apr. 7, 1887.
vi. RICHARD EWALT IRWIN, b. July 25, 1853.
Tii. JAMES IRWIN, b. Dec. 25, 1856; m. June 8,
1882, Florence Ridenour, wa<s educated in Phil-
adelphia, Penna., and Lititz, Penna., and has


held a position in the post office at Washington,
D. C, for a number of years.
To James Irwin and Florence Ridenour Irwin
were born two children:
i. HELEN MILLER IRWIN, b. July 24, 1883.
ii. MORRIS EWALT IRWIN, b. Dec. 31, 1886.
viii. HARRIS EWALT IRWIN, b. Feb. 8, 1859; m.
and resides at Philadelphia, Penna.
ix. ADDISON MOWRY IRWIN, b .Apr. 16, 1863; m.
Jan. 10, 1888, Carrie Dunlap Suaman, b. Mar. 24,
1866, at Allegheny, Penna., daughter of George
W. Suaman and Eila D. Sauman. He completed
his education at Phillips Academy, Andover,
Mass., and resides at Pittsburg, Penna., where
he holds a position as bank officer.
To Addison Mowry Irwin and Carrie Dunlap Sau-
man Irwin was born one child:
i. MOWRY ADDISON IRWIN, b. Oct. 16, 1888.
ii. JAMES QUIGLEY EWALT, b. June 5, 1823, d. young,
iji. SAMUEL EWALT, twin, b. Apr. 24, 1824, d. young.
Iv. JOHN EWALT, twin, b. Apr. 24, 1824, d. young.
V. HENRY EWALT, twin, b. July 27, 1825, d. young,
vi. SAMUEL EWALT, twin, b. July 27, 1825, d. young,
vii. ELISHA POPE EWALT, b. Nov. 15, 1826, d. young,
viii. RICHARD L. EWALT, b. Nov. 6, 1827, d. Sept. 26, 1863;

ix. HARRIS EWALT, b. Nov. 19, 1828, d. young.

IX. Robert Quigley* (James Quigley^, Robert Quig-
Iey2, James Quigley^ ) oldest son of James Quigley and Gri-
zelda McKinney Quigley, was born January ii, 1798 near
Shippensburg, Cumberland Co., Penna., died in 1849 from
an attack of cholera. He removed with his parents to War-
ren, Ohio, in 1810. With his sister Jane and his brother
Joseph, he united with the church at Warren by certificate,
therefore their first connection was probably with the Mid-
dle Spring Presbyterian Church, near their old home in
Pennsylvania. The Church Manual at Warren contains
the following record : "Eviline, first wife of Robert Quigley
died July 25, 1829." Pie married secondly, Sarah Mason
born' October 3, 181 3, died December 25, 1855.

She was a thoroughly conscrated woman, devoted to
christian work, and a faithful wife and mother. Her hus-
band was a ruling elder in the Presbyterian church at War-
ren. In 1849 h^ started to California and became ill before
he reached his destination. His death occurred at Inde-
pendence, Missouri, where he is buried. They had five
children, only one of whom reached the age of womanhood.

Issue :

ANNA MASON QUIG'LrEY, b. Nov. 5, 1841 at Warren,
Ohio, d. Mar. 13, 1875, at Pitteburg, Penna., in the
suburb of East Liberty; m. May 18, 1865, Rev. John
Gillespie, D. D., a native of Scotland. After the death
of her parents she left her childhood home at Warren,
and with her sister Lucy was taken into the family
of a venerable aunt, Mrs. Abigail Hartford, widow of
Dr. Thomas Hartford, of Pittsburg, who established
her residence in Washington, Penna., in the spring of
1857. She received a full course of instruction in the
Washington Female Seminary. She was received
into the communion of the First Presbyterian church
of Washington, Dec. 19, 1862. Immediately following
her marriage, she removed to East Liberty, where
t?he spent the ten years of her married life. She was
intelligent, thoughtful and affectionate, and an exem-
plary character. Her constitution was delicate, and
her death was the result of a prolonged decline of
health. She is buried in the Allegheny cemetery.
Her husband. Rev. John Gillespie, D. D., was born
Feb. 26, 1839, at Haddington, a suburb of Edinburgh,
Scotland, where he received his early education.
When fourteen years of age he was brought to the
United S'tates, and after suitable preparation entered
Washington and Jefferson College, from which he
was graduated with high honor in the class of 1862.
After leaving college he received his theological edu-
cation at the Western Theological Seminary, Alle-
gheny, Penna., during which course he was licensed
to preach by the Presbytery of St. Clairsville. After
his graduation from the seminary, he was at once
called to the position of assistant pastor in the Pres-
byterian church of East Liberty, where he remained
seventeen years. In 1882 he was called to the West-
minster church of Elizabeth, N. J., and after a pastor-
ate of four years he was elected to the Presbyterian
Board of Foreign Missions, as secretary, in which ca-
pacity he served for thirten years. He was called
to the work not only with a view to his ability, but
to the keen interest and zeal he cherished for mis-
sions while yet a pastor. He won the esteem of his
colleagues and of the entire board, by his eminent
fidelity, genial spirit, and sincere devotion to the
cause he espoused. He was remarkable for his un-
failing courtesy, never forgetful of the. feelings of oth-
ers. It is said, "his courtesy appeared on all occasions
like the central spark of light in the diamond, which
shines from every angle. It appeared in his beautiful
domestic life a& well as in the earnest discussions

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