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the student may be able or feel disposed to avail himself.

* Exclusively theological.



It is the desire of those in charge of the Theological Department to
contribute, as far as they may be able, towards furnishing to the Church
not only an intelligent but a practical ministry. The text-books are emi-
nently practical. Practical habits are encouraged among the young men
here. By preaching in vacant congregations around, and laboring in
Sunday-schools in destitute neighborhoods, they make themselves useful,
and acquire such habits as must greatly increase their usefulness here-
after. A ministry so educated cannot fail to be a blessing to the Church.
"We do not believe that the highest degree of intellectual culture has any
tendency to impair, but rather to improve, the spirituality of religion
when the culture is connected with practical religious habits.


This department has been organized a little more than two years. As
yet the organization is imperfect. The state of the funds has justified
the apointment of but one professor. He has, however, been able, by
giving instruction in Hebrew and the Greek Testament, and by deliver-
ing a regular course of Lectures upon Systematic Theology, and the Evi-
dences of Christianity, and hearing the recitations of the classes in the
text-books, to meet thus far all the requisitions of the department. The
President of the University, and the pastor of the congregation in Leba-
non, also deliver regular lectures on subjects connected with this depart-
ment. It is a cherished object with the Board of Trustees, and we trust
with the whole Church, to place the Theological School on a permanent
and enlarged basis, and to make its organization as full and perfect as
possible. We consider an intelligent, enlightened, and devoted ministry,
the great want of the age; and we are fully satisfied that Bach a ministry
cannot be furnished to the Cumberland Presbyterian Church without the
kind of facilities which we are endeavoring to afford here. We trust
that every member of the Church will esteem it a duty to contribute ac-
cording to the ability which God has given, to the support and promo-
tion of this department. It should be patrouized : it should be liberally
endowed. A full endowment La essential, as its instructions are exp<
to be gratuitous. While instructors are thus laboring, they must be sup-
ported. Moreover, the most thoroughly educated, the best men in the
Church, must be placed in charge of this department, and such men
should be compensated for their services.


A Theological Library is also greatly needed. A good library is an
indispensable appendage of this Department. A beginning has been
made in this work. A few friends have made liberal contributions, and
the nucleus of a library has been formed. Much more, however, must
be done, and ought to be done speedily. We look to private liberality
alone for the supply of this want. The Board have no means of supply-
ing it themselves. It is hoped that so important an object will not be
overlooked by those who are able to contribute towards its attainment.

The scholastic year in the Theological Department commences the first
Monday in October, and closes with the regular collegiate year, the last
Thursday in June. The object of the long vacation is to give both in-
structors and pupils a season for practical labor in the ministry.


Ewing's Lectures, Dwight's Theology, so far as it may comport with
our views, Schmucker's Mental Philosophy, Tappan on the Will and
Moral Agency, Wayland's Moral Science.


Schmucker's Popular Theology, Dick's Theology, Hill's Theology,
Donnell's Thoughts, Wall's Lectures, Stackhouse's Body of Divinity,
Watson's Institutes, Fletcher's Checks, Bang's Reformer Reformed,
Beecher's Works, Chalmer's Works, Knapp's Theology, McCosh on the
Divine Government, Calvin's Institutes, Bellamy's Works, Paley's Works,
Baxter's Works, Dwight's Infidel Philosophy, Leland's Works, Jeremy
Taylor's Works, Butler's Analogy and Sermons, Locke on the Under-
standing, Dugald Stewart's Works, Reid on the Intellectual Powers,
Brown on Cause and Effect, Philosophy of the Plan of Salvation, Wesley's


Bloomfield's Greek Testament, Septuagint and Hebrew Bible, Home's
Introduction, Jhan's Archeology, Robinson's Greek Lexicon, Gesenius'
Hebrew Lexicon.


Kitto's Cyclopedia, Burder's Oriental Customs and Oriental Literature,
Stowe's Introduction to the Bible, Hug's Introduction to the New Testa-


rnent, Xewcombe's Harmony, Warburton's Divine Legation of Moses,
Lowth's Lectures on Hebrew Poetry, Stuart on the Epistle to the Romans
and Hebrews, Xewton on the Prophecies, Hurd's Lectures on Prophecy,
Wilson's Lectures on the Evidences of Christianity, Josephus' Works,
Layard's Xineveh and Babylon, Robinson's Researches in Palestine, Alex-
ander on the Psalms, Xoyes on Job and Psalms, Smith's Lectures on
Prophecy, Hardwick on Daniel, Barnes' Xotes.



Campbell's Philosophy of Rhetoric, Walker's Elements of Elocution,
Young Ministers' Companion, Young Preachers' Manual, Campbell's
Lectures on Pulpit Elocution, Karnes' Elements of Criticism, Yinet's
Pastoral Theology.


Mosheim's Ecclesiastical History.


Prideaux's Connections, Shuckford's Connections, Xeander's and Gies-
ler's Church Histories, Coleman's Ancient Christianity, Miller on the
Ministry, Miller on Church Government, Smith's Presbytery and Prelacy,
Campbell's Lectures on Church Polity, Dowling's History of Romanism,
Xeal's History of the Puritans, Rollin's Ancient History, Eusebius'
Church History, Chillingworth's Works, Hetherington's History of the
Church of Scotland, D'Aubigne's History of the Reformation, Library of
the Fathers of the Church anterior to the division of the East and West,
Bell's History of the Church of England, A Church without a Bishop,
Gibbon's Rome.

Students will be expected to furnish their own text-books. The books
of reference will be found in the Theological Library when completed.

An Examination of the students in the Theological Department will
be held on Friday and Saturday preceding the close of the collegiate year.


T. C. ANDERSON, D.D., President.

A. H. BUCHANAN, A.M., Prof. Civil Engineering.


Beard, James N.*
Boyd, John W *
Buchanan, Wm. M.
Buchanan, Pleasant W.
Cook, Samuel J.f
Debow, Solomon L.*
Farrar, Wm. J.
Gates, Leroyf
Ilaynes, William A.f
Hooker, Robert W *
Kinnard, David C, Jr.f
Richardson, Gideon R.
Thompson, Elijah B.f


Abingdon, 111.
Boonsboro', Ark.

Riggs Cross Roads.
Versailles, Mo.
Stout's Grove, 111.
Rural Hill.
Spring Hill.

€auxsi 0f Shtiir,



Algebra, (Davies' Bourdon.)
Geometry, (Davies' Legendre.)
Roads and Railroads, (Gillespie.)


Trigonometry and Mensuration, (Da-
Land Surveying, (Gillespie.)
Descriptive Geometry, (Davies'.)
Shades, Shadows, and Perspective,

* Surveying Students.

t Mathematical Students.




Analytical Geometry, (Church's.)
Mechanics, (Bartlett's.)
Field Engineering, (Ilenck's.)
Civil Engineering, (Mahan's.)


Differential and Integral Calculus,

Mechanics, (completed.)
Bridge Construction, (Ilaupt's.)
Civil Engineering, (completed.)

Drawing — Topographical, Geometrical, Mechanical, and Architectural, -with
shading and tinting, throughout the course.

Field practice, with adjustment and use of Surveying Instruments, through-
out the course.

The whole of the above course is recommended to students intending
to become engineers. Those who desire it may confine their attention to
so much of the course as will qualify them for teaching the mathematics.
Those who wish to give their attention to land surveying exclusively, will
be required to pursue the subject iu all its various principles and their
applications, so as to be able to measure and map any farm with its bound-
aries, fences, roads, houses, etc., or any body of public lands, with its
mountains, rivers, towns, and leading roads.

On enterinsr, students will be classed according; to their advancement.
From two to three years will be required to complete the whole course of
study, by those who have made little or no preparation j from one to two
years by those more advanced. Those who complete either the course of
mathematics, or that of engineering, will receive a certificate of the fact,
signed by the President of the University and the professor of the school.

The professor who conducts this department having been engaged as
an engineer on the Pacific Railroad, Mo., is prepared to make the course
of instruction entirely practical.

Tuition fees for the regular course of engineering, 830 per session j for
land surveying exclusively, SI 5 per session.

Tuition always in advance, and no part will be refunded ; but a de-
duction will be made when a student enters more than two weeks after
the beginning of a session.

A fee of one dollar and a half per session will be charged for contin-
gent expenses.

The students in this School will be subject to all the laws of the Uni-
versity regulating conduct and morals, and to those prescribed for the
government <>t" resident graduates.

Sessions the & In College. Applications for admission or inform-

ation should be made to Professor A. II. Buchanan.



THOMAS C. ANDERSON, D.D., President.




Adams, Robert W.
^ Allen, Hardy

Alston, William M.

Anderson, Richard B.

Ashe, John J.

Barnes, Shadrach C.

Beatty, Andrew E.

Bennett, Caswell

Bibb, Isaac A. P.

Bibb, William H.
\ Blair, William W.

Boddie, John E.
1 Bostick, Thomas H.

Broyles, Benjamin F.

Buford, John
i Burks, John C.

Burton, Andrew J.

Burton, William C.


Warsaw, Ala.
Selma, Ala.
Oakland, Miss.
Lexington, Miss.
Milton, N. C.
Huntsville, Mo.
Aberdeen, Miss.
Dayton, Ala.
Jacksonville, Ala.
Clarksville, Texas.




r Cannon, James W.

Chambless, Nathaniel R.
Clay, William H.
Coman, James L.

- Cooper, John W.
Cooper, William L.

- Cowan, William W.
Cross, N. Davison
Dikes, Charles A.

k* Dismukes, Isam P.

Dunlap, William A.
U Dunn, Michael C.

Elliott, Marryatt R.

Emmerson, John A.

Field, Robert A.
^ Firth, William T.
k Fisk, Adrian
r Flippin, John R.

Flippin, Thomas J.
k* Fowler, Melvin X.

Fry, John W.

Gaines, Burnard M.

Gaines, Reuben R.

Gause, Lucian C.

Gerald, George B.

Goodner, Thomas C.

Griffin, Bennett S., Jr.

Guest, Martin Van Buren

Hogin, Bailey Peyton

Hart, Robert D.
■" Haynes, Amos Bell

Ilenkle, Moses M., Jr.

Henry, Thomas F.

Hewttt, Goldsmith W.

Hibbett, Theophilus C.

Holmes, William R.

"Houk, Lysander
jliurt, James

Jacoway, William D.
If Jackson, Howell E.

Jackson, John B.

Johnson, George C.
k Johnson, Robert W.

Joyner, John T.


Mannsboro', Ya.
Athens, Ala.
Tuscumbia, Ala.
Yicksburg, Miss.
Grenada, Miss.
Shelby ville.

Decatur, Ala.
Van Buren, Ark.


Jack's Creek.


Mt. Sterling, Ala.


Benton, Miss.


Wetumpka, Ala.

Clarksville, Texas.


Day tun, Ala.




Oregon, Ala.



Decatur, Ala.


Dardanelle, Ark.


Arrow Rock, Mo.

Selma, Ala.






*■■ Kennison, Milton Y.

King, William A.

Lindsay, James M.

Loehridge, James T.

Lowe, Marvelle
>— Lowe, Robert J.

Lowry, Charles P.

Lowry, John H.

Martin, Eobert Firness

McCauley, George W.

Mc Clung, Matt.

McDowell, William G.
t McEwen, Henry Martyn

McLaughlin, Martin Van Buren

McNeill, Charles

McQuaid, John A.

McQuiston, William C.

Montague, C. Rodney

Montgomery, James G.

Montgomery, John H.

Moore, Stephen

Morrow, John C.

Mosley, William J.

Murrell, George

Owen, William F.

Partee, Ark. Y.
r Penick, William S.

Perry, Henry H.
* Perry, William G.

Pinkard, Matthew J.

Prestidge, James S.

Price, John A.
< Price, William H.

Purvis, William R.
Rains, John B.
Randle, Clinton L.
Riddle, Haywood Y.
' Rives, Leonidas 0.
i Rogers, Benjamin A.
w*Rose, John F.

Rowell, Christopher
i Scales, John L.
Scott, Robert W.
Sevier, James


Hamburg, Miss.
Richmond, Mo.
Feliciana, Ky.
New Orleans, La.
Lumpkin, Ga.
Elkton, Ky.
Jacksonport, Ark
Searcy, Ark.
St. Louis, Mo.
Greenfield, Mo.

Linden, Ala.
San Antonio, Texas.
Aberdeen, Miss.
Brandon, Miss.
Augusta, Ga.

Aberdeen, Miss.
Elyton, Ala.
Dangerfield, Texas.
Fall Branch, Tenn.
Moulton, Ala.
Pleasant Mount, Miss.
Wetumpka, Ala.
Fayette Corner.
Montevallo, Ala.
Montecello, Miss.
Batesville, Ark.
South Florence, Ala.
Flowery Mound, La.
Linden, Ala.
Orizaba, Miss.
Florence, Ala.

Milliken's Bend, La.




~ Sherrod, Benjamin F.

- Simpson, William M.
Speake, H. Clay

^ Stovall, William H.

- Straat, John N.

w Sykes, Thomas B.

Tarver, John Bell
/-Tate, Walter

Thompson, Stephen H.

- Turnbull, John
Turnage, William G.
Vick, Alexander W.
Walker, Clifton
Wall, Thomas II.

- Walthall, Wilson J.
Warner, Richard
Watkins, Thomas W.
Weatherford, William G.

U Webb, John L.
Westbrook, Lewis
Wheeler, William II.
White, James E.
Whitfield, Henry B.
Whiteside, Anderson
Wilkins, Lucius J.
Williamson, Robert C.
Woolley, James F.
Yell, Fountain P.

Oakville, Ala.
St. Louis, Mo.
Aberdeen, Miss.
Uchee, Ala.
Water Proof, La.
Huntsville, Ala.
Holly Springs, Miss.
Marion, Ala.
Chapel Hill.
Port Royal.
Jefferson, Ala.
Hernando, Miss.
Columbus, Miss.
Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Pine Bluff, Ark.


Tennessee, 63

Alabama, 27

Mississippi, 17

Arkansas, 5

Texas, 4

Georgia, 4

Whole number 134


North Carolina,




Allen, Hardy
Blair, William W.
Bo.-tick, Thom 1 1
Barks, John C.


Barton, William C.
Cannon, James W.
Cooper, J nl m \\\
Cowan, William W.



Dismukes, Isam P.
Dunn, Michael C.
Firth, William T.
Fisk, Adrian.
Flippin, John K.
Fowler, Melvin N.
Haynes, Amos B.
Jackson, Howell E.
Johnson, Robert W.
Kennison, Milton V.
Lowe, Robert J.
McEwen, Henry M.
McQuiston, William C.
Penick, William S.
Perry, William G.

Whole number..

Price, William H.

Rives, Leonidas 0.

Rogers, Benjamin A.

Rose, John F.

Scales, John L.

Sherrod, Benjamin F.

Simpson, William M.

Stovall, William H.

Straat, John N.

Sykes, Thomas B.

Tate, Walter.

Turnbull, John.

Walthall, Wilson J.

Weatherford, William G.

Webb, John L.


Foster, Robert C*

* Mr. Foster was graduated last collegiate year, but his name vras by mistake omitted in the list
of graduates.


In our Announcement of last year we ventured to intimate that the
friends of this school might hope, by renewed activity, to bring its Cata-
logue up to that of Harvard, the only one which had for several years
stood in advance of it. That hope was based on its gradual increase from
twenty-five for the first year, to one hundred for the eighth year of its
existence. In this, its Ninth Catalogue, an increase of thirty-four per
cent, in a single year is exhibited ; and so nearly has it accomplished the
desired end, that we are encouraged to entertain the hope of its consum-
mation at an earlier period than we had dared to anticipate.

The same ratio of increase for another year would most probably ad-
vance this School, in numerical rank, from the second to the first Law
School in the United States. This would distinguish it as another " pecu-
liar institution of the South;" for no Southern school, we believe, has
ever yet attained to this preeminence. May not its friends — may not the
five hundred young men who claim it as their legal Alma Mater — elevate
it to this high position, by another year of earnest effort ? And will they
pretermit any exertion that may be necessary to effect so gratifying a
result ?

Should it reach the numerical superiority to which it aspires, its rank
on the score of intrinsic merit would still be subject to decision, accord-
ing to the varying tests that the diversified opinions of men might apply.
We know that any pretensions to superiority, founded on the learning of
its Faculty, would be justly rebuked by the eminent character of the learned
professors who occupy the chairs of the Harvard, the Virginia, the Ken-
tucky, and other law schools of celebrity. We know that if venerable
age, or rich endowment, or magnificent edifice, or voluminous library, or
city location, or splendid external attractions of any sort, should be ap-
plied as the tests, the Lebanon School would have to admit its inferiority.

Its pretensions to whatever of merit it may possess, must be rested on
the following grounds :

1. The peculiar adaptation of its plan of instruction to the object of
legal education : that is, the preparation of young men for the bar.

1. The incorporation of a strung moral and religious element into ita
administration, thereby invigorating the moral as well as the intellectual
capabilities of the student for the conflicts of life.

3. The peculiar advantages of its locality.

4. The exclusive, constant devotion of three members of the Faculty
to the busiuess of the school.



This is devised upon the assumed truth of the following propositions :

1. That the object of a legal education is to qualify the student for the
legal profession.

2. That this qualification consists in a knowledge of the theory and
practice of the law.

8. That this knowledge can only be acquired by diligent, studious
application to both the theory and practice.

4. That the surest, and, as a general rule, the only way of securing
this application, is the putting of the student, or, rather, his putting him-
self, under the pressure of a strong moral necessity to exert his powers
regularly and habitually.

We mean by the pressure of a moral necessity, the being constantly
under the operation of such influences as have always been found most
powerful in stimulating the energies of mankind.

In regard to the first proposition, we may remark that the number is so
very limited who study law for any other purpose than to enter the pro-
fession, that it is not necessary to modify the proposition by any reference
to them. And it is probable that the plan which is best calculated to
make thorough lawyers, will best subserve whatever special purpose they
may have in view.

The second and third propositions assume that the legal profession,
just like any other calling, requires a knowledge of certain elementary
principles, and the manner of applying those principles to facts. These
principles constitute the science, and the practical application of them the
art of the profession.

A candidate for the bar is no more qualified for it by a mere knowledge
of the science, than a mechanic would be to enter his shop and go to work
for customers, upon a mere knowledge of the principles of his trade, ob-
tained from the books or from lectures.

It is often said that the lawyer may learn the practice after he comes to
the bar : that is, he may learn how to practice by actually practicing. This
is undoubtedly true. And it is just as true that he might learn the ele-
mentary principles of law after coming to the bar. There they are in
the books, and he can study the books after he gets license as well as

But then it is said he may learn the science from the books, but there
is no other way to learn how to practice but by practicing. This is the
very reason why we insist that the student ought to be taken through a
course of Moot Court practice, conducted according to the course of prac-
tice in the courts of the country. This, we insist, is a necessary prepara-
tion for assuming the responsibilities of a lawyer. He has no right to
learn the art or the science of his vocation at the expense of his clients,
any more than the mechanic has to learn the art of his trade by spoiling
the materials of his employer.

It is said that a very limited knowledge of practice can be obtained in
our Moot Courts, and it has to be learned at last in actual practice. This
is true both of practice and theory — in law as in every other calling. In


the short time that students can be induced to devote to preparation, but
little more than the general outlines of the science or the art can be
learned. About as much as can be accomplished in either is to learn how
to learn — to get the stakes well set by which they may be guided in their
future progress. This much is indispensable; and surely it is a poor
reason for not doing this much, that a great deal more cannot be done.

Our Moot Court system is now conducted on a plan that will enable
each student who takes a full course in the school, to obtain a pretty tho-
rough knowledge of the practice.

One professor is employed exclusively in holding the Circuit and Chan-
cery Courts, and preparing cases for them. He holds Court every day.
"While one class is engaged in the recitation room, another is in the Moot
Court room ; and they change places as their respective hours expire for
these alternate exercises.

The cases prepared for them consist merely of a statement of facts.
They are left to detect for themselves the legal principles involved, and to
devise for themselves the appropriate remedy. This is an exercise, as
every lawyer knows, that often puts his professional skill to the severest
test. With an abundant store of well-arranged knowledge, he is at a loss
to know to what niche or corner he shall turn, to find the principle that
controls his case. How important to practice the student in this primary
and difficult branch of the art !

They give prosecution bonds, issue process, endorse the Sheriffs return,
prepare their pleadings and documentary evidences, and, at the proper time,
go to trial before juries of the class, or before the Chancellor, if it be an
equity case. They enter the verdicts, judgments, or decrees; move for
new trials ; take appeals to the Supreme Court ; prepare bills of exception ;
and, in fine, carry their cases through all the processes known to Tennes-
see practice.

It is often said that practice ought to be excluded from a course of in-
struction, at least from any prominent place in it, because of its local
character, the practice of one State being different from that of any other.
This is certainly a fallacious objection. When a tailor learns the mys-
teries of his trade, he easily cuts his garments according to the ever-
changing requirements of fashion. When the architect learns the art of
building, he readily applies it to all the changing fashions of house-buihl-
ing. So, when the lawyer has anywhere learned the science and the art
of his profession, he very easily overcomes the difficulties presented by
local modifications.

We do not dwell upon the importance of thorough instruction iu ele-
mentary jurisprudence, because there is no controversy about it. Its title
to preeminence in any plan of legal education is universally admitted.
And we claim it as one of the highest recommendations of tiny practieal
system we have adopted, that it is calculated, above all others, to indoc-
trinate a student in elementary principles. Every lawyer lias observed


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