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Irish Presbyterian Ministers - Emigrated to America

 

 

Irish Presbyterian Ministers - Emigrated to America

 

Congregation

 

Town/

County

 

Minister

 

Date

 

Location

 

Comment

 

Page

 

Newtown-crommelin

 

Antrim

 

Anderson, Joseph

 

1834

 

Canada, Gower, Ontario

 

 

 

686

 

Portadown: Armagh Road

 

Armagh

 

Andrews, Samuel

 

1888

 

America

 

Died Fairbolt, Minnesota, 29 Mar 1901

 

701

 

Ballybay: First

 

Monaghan

 

Arnold, John

 

1797

 

America

 

 

 

53

 

Sandholes

 

Cookstown

Tyrone

 

Beatty, John

 

By 1775

 

America

 

 

 

747

 

Drumlee

 

Banbridge

Down

 

Best, William

 

14 Apr 1885

 

Ripley, Ohio, USA

 

 

 

421

 

Saintfield:

 

Down

 

Birch, Thomas Ledlie

 

1798

 

Pennsylvania

 

Died 12 Apr 1828

 

743

 

Carlow

 

Mullingar

Westmeath

 

Blood, William

 

1832+

 

USA; Quebec, Canada

 

 

 

269

 

Maghrea

 

Londonderry

 

Boyd, Archibald

 

After 1716

 

Boston

 

Deposed for adultery

 

620

 

Drogheda

 

Louth

 

Boyd, Samuel C.

 

c. 1842

 

Martin’s Ferry, Ohio

 

He became a Baptist

 

400

 

Ballyshannon

 

Donegal

 

Brown, Henry Robinson

 

1908

 

St. Andrew’s Nassau, Bahamas

 

 

 

100

 

Newmills

 

Dungannon

Tyrone

 

Brown, William

 

1841

 

Canada, Uxbridge

 

Died 1853

 

674

 

Dunboe: Second

 

Castlerock

Londonderry

 

Campbell, Charles

 

1800

 

America

 

died 7 Apr 1804

 

449

 

Ahorey

 

Loughgall

Armagh

 

Campbell, Thomas

 

1807

 

Bethany, WV

 

He founded the first U.S. indigenous church, the 'Disciples' which has over 3 million members.

 

9

 

Ballyalbany: 2nd Monaghan

See also: Cahans

 

 

 

Clark, Dr. Thomas

 

1764

 

Salem, NY/Long Cane, SC

 

 

 

51

 

Cahans

 

Ballybay

Monaghan

 

Clark, Thomas

 

10 May 1764

 

Salem, New York moved in April 1782 to South Carolina

 

Took 300 members with him when he sailed.  Died at Long Cane 26 Dec 1792

 

259

 

Cahans

 

Ballybay

Monaghan

 

Clark, Thomas

 

10 May 1764

    April 1782

 

Salem, New York

Long Cane, SC

 

Emigrated with 300 other Presbyterians

 

259

 

Emyvale: Carrigans

 

 

 

Clarke, Thomas

 

1764

 

America

 

Some of congregation may have sailed with Dr. Clark

 

468

 

Portlaw

 

 

 

Cleland, James

 

1854

 

America

 

 

 

706

 

Kilrea: First

 

Londonderry

 

Clerk, Mathew Lieutenant

 

29 Apr 1729

 

Londonderry, New Hampshire

 

Age 70 at emigration 

Died 25 Jan 1735

 

568

 

Clogherney

 

 

 

Cochrane, Samuel

 

3 December 1891

 

USA

 

 

 

306

 

Benvarden

 

 

 

Colhoun, James

 

1912

 

Glenville, Canada

 

 

 

232

 

Ballymoney: St. James’

 

Antrim

 

Compton, Samuel James Moore

 

1912

 

Kingston, Canada

 

 

 

89

 

Drumbo

 

Lisburn

Antrim

 

Cordner, Joseph

 

1926

 

Hamilton Road Church, London, Ontario; St. Andrew’s Sherbrooke

 

 

 

142; 415

 

Clogher

 

Tyrone

 

Cornwall, William

 

1718

 

Casco Bay, New Hampshire, USA

 

 

 

300

 

Coronary

 

 

 

Craig, John

 

1793

 

Newville, Pennsylvania

 

 

 

344

 

Monreagh (U): Taughboyne or Toboyne or Taboin

 

Monglass

Bogay

Donegal

 

Davidson, Patrick

 

October 1786

 

America

 

 

 

654

 

Lissara

 

Crossgar

Down

 

Denham, Alexander

 

1804

 

Little Britain, New York

 

 

 

601

 

Belfast: Gilnahirk

 

Antrim

 

Donnan, Alexander

 

1819

 

Mount Pleasant and Burgelstown, Pennsylvania

 

 

 

171

 

Pomeroy

 

Tyrone

 

Evans, David

 

After 1837

 

Canada, St. Theresa

 

Died 9 Aug 1864 at Prescott

 

698

 

Burt

 

Donegal

 

Ferguson, John

 

1705

 

American Presbytery, Philadelphia, PA

 

 

 

254

 

Armagh: Second

 

Armagh

 

Fleck, James

 

1876

 

Knox Church, Montreal

 

 

 

29

 

Ballygawley

 

Tyrone

 

Freeland, Dr. William

 

1841 – 1851

 

U.S.A.

 

Died in Ottawa,

15 September 1872

 

65

 

Newtownhamilton: Second

 

Armagh

 

Gamble, John

 

24 June 1819

 

America

 

Died 1847

 

689

 

Corvalley: Carrickmaclin

 

 

 

Gibson, Thomas

 

6 October 1863

 

America

 

 

 

346

 

Belfast: Broadway

 

Antrim

 

Gillespie, Robert Wilbur

 

1954

 

Jarvis Presbyterian Church, Canada

 

 

 

137

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maghera

 

Londonderry

 

Glendy, John

 

1798

 

America

 

Member and Chaplain of Congress

 

620

 

Monreagh (U): Taughboyne or Toboyne or Taboin

 

Monglass

Bogay

Donegal

 

Goorley, Moses

 

1794

 

America

 

 

 

654

 

Donaghadee: First

 

Down

 

Goudy, Alexander

 

1791

 

USA

 

 

 

382

 

Dublin: Abbey

 

Dublin

 

Hall, John

 

1867

 

Fifth Ave, Presbyterian Church, New York

 

 

 

428

 

Belfast: Ballysillan

 

Antrim

 

Hall, William Patterson

 

1927

 

Knox Church Galt, Ontario, Canada

 

 

 

129

 

Belfast: Shankill Road Mission

 

Antrim

 

Hall, William Patterson

 

Served 1927 – 1934

 

Knox Church Galt, Ontario

 

 

 

206

 

Belfast: Duncairn

 

Antrim

 

Hanson, Georg

 

1911

 

Erskine Memorial Church, Montreal

 

 

 

155

 

Knockloughrim

 

 

 

Harper, James

 

1799

 

Abington, Beaver Creek, Silver Springs and Folks of Holestone, Va.

 

died 5 Sept 1802

 

574

 

Knockloughrim

 

 

 

Harper, James

 

1801

 

Abington, Beaver Creek, Silver Springs and Folks of Holestone, Va.

 

died 14 June 1815, Eldest son of James Harper who emigrated 1799

 

574

 

Ballykelly

 

Londonderry

 

Haslett, John

 

1757

 

Delaware

 

 

 

74

 

Warrenpoint

 

 

Down

 

Henry, George

 

1764

 

America

 

 

 

798

 

Clonaneese

 

Castlecaulfield

Tyrone

 

Heron, Archibald

 

1868

 

Muncy Park, USA

 

 

 

304

 

Limavady: First

 

 

Londonderry

 

Hillhouse, John

 

about 1715

 

America

 

A probationer

 

588

 

Tempo

 

 

 

 

Homes, Thomas

 

1849

 

Canada

 

 

 

775

 

Dublin: Usher's Quary

 

Dublin

 

Hook, Henry

 

1713

 

Dent Duck Creek, Cohangy, Delaware

 

died 1721

 

441

 

Knowhead

 

Muff

Donegal

 

Huey, Robert

 

after 1749

 

America

 

 

 

575

 

Belfast: Mersey Street

 

Antrim

 

Hughes, R. H.

 

1949

 

Canada

 

 

 

187

 

Castlebellingham

 

Louth

 

Irvine, Abraham

 

1858

 

San Francisco, CA

 

 

 

280

 

Ballynahinch: Third

 

Down

 

Irvine, Robert

 

1844

 

St. John’s New Brunswick

 

 

 

92

 

Belturbet

 

 

 

 

Jamieson,Robert

 

1856

 

Canada

 

 

 

231-2

 

Castledawson

 

Londonderry

 

Johnston, Robert

 

1904

 

Canada

 

 

 

284

 

Belfast: Dundonald

 

Antrim

 

Kennedy, Gilbert

 

 

Wm. Tennent

 

Did not emigrate

 

 

Probably in the late 17th or early 18th century

 

 

 

 

Neshaminy, Bucks, Pennsylvania

 

Gilbert Kennedy died 6 February 1688 and was buried in Duncairn grave-yard. His son-in-law was Wm. Tennent, founder of the Log College at Neshaminy, Bucks, Pennsylvania

 

156

 

Islandmagee: First

 

Antrim

 

Ker, David

 

1788

 

America

 

 

 

531

 

Ballygoney

 

Coagh,

Cookstown

Tyrone

 

Kerr, Joseph, Jr.

 

1801

 

Mifflin and St. Clair, Pennsylvania

 

Son of Joseph Kerr, Sr. Minister of Ballygoney

 

68

 

Bushvale

 

 

 

Kerr, Moses

 

1816

 

America

 

Son of Joseph Kerr, Sr., Ballygoney

 

254

 

Crieve

 

Corlea

Cortubber

Castleblaney

 

Kerr, Thomas Robert

 

1797

 

Rochester, New York

 

Died at Savannah

6 June 1805

 

354

 

Newtownhamilton: First

 

Armagh

 

Kirkpatrick, John

 

1874

 

New York

 

 

 

688

 

Portgelenone: First

 

Antrim

 

Kirkpatrick, Robert

 

1762

 

America

 

 

 

704

 

Dublin: Abbey

 

Dublin

 

Knox, William

 

21 May 1765

 

Black Mingo, South Carolina, USA

 

Served (1768-1800)

 

427

 

Monreagh (U): Taughboyne or Toboyne or Taboin

 

Monglass

Bogay

Donegal

 

Latimer, James

 

1873

 

Chateau Ave. Church, St. Louis

 

 

 

654

 

Dundalk

 

Louth

 

Lindsay, Colin

 

1785

 

South Carolina

 

 

 

451

 

Keady First - The Temple

 

Armagh

 

Love, Solomon

 

18 Aug 1836

 

America

 

 

 

538

 

Belfast: May Street

 

Antrim

 

MacIntosh, John Samuel

 

1881

 

2nd Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia

 

 

 

184

 

Ballacolla

 

 

 

Magee, Alexander

 

1889

 

Canada

 

 

 

43

 

Cootehill: Second

 

Cavan

 

Mairs, George

 

1793

 

Hebron and Argyle, New York

 

 

 

337

 

Cladymore

 

Mowhan

Armagh

 

Marshall, Andrew

 

1856

 

Colonial Mission, New Brunswick; Cook Church, Toronto (1856-1857)

 

 

 

294

 

Newtownards: Second

 

Down

 

Martin, James

 

1776

 

America, Piney Creek and Gt. Island and Huntingdon

 

 

 

682

 

Ballymena: Wellington Street

 

Antrim

 

Martin, William

 

1893

 

California

 

 

 

83-4

 

Frankford: Second Castleblaney

 

Monaghan

 

McAuley, James

 

1818

 

America and Canada

 

Died Ogdenburgh, N.Y. 10 Dec 1865

 

485

 

Belfast: Mount Pottinger

 

Antrim

 

McCaughan, William John

 

1897

 

St. Andrew’s Church, Toronto

 

 

 

188

 

Coleraine: First

 

Londonderry

 

McClenahan, Robert

 

1905

 

Canada

 

 

 

323

 

Armagh: First

 

Armagh

 

McComb, Samuel

 

1892

 

U.S.

 

 

 

25

 

Bellaghy: First

 

 

 

McCrea, Thomas

 

1876

 

New Brunswick, USA

 

Returned to Ireland, Glendermott Presbytery, and ordained on 29 May 1877

 

228

 

Drum: First

 

 

 

McEwen, William

 

13 May 1849

 

America

 

 

 

409

 

Frankford: Second Castleblaney

 

Monaghan

 

McGill, Hugh

 

1771

 

America

 

 

 

484

 

Sandholes

 

Cookstown

Tyrone

 

McGill, Hugh

 

After 1771

 

America

 

Joined Synod of New York, died 14 Sept 1805

 

746

 

Aghadowey

 

Coleraine

Londonderry

 

McGregor, James

 

1718

 

Londonderry, NH

 

Took a portion

of his congregation with him.  His son, David McGregor became minister of West Londonderry

 

1

 

Belfast: McQuiston Memorial

 

Antrim

 

McIlroy, John Brooks

 

September 1918

 

April 1924

 

Cowan Avenue Presbyterian Church, Toronto; North Church

Pittsburgh, PA

 

 

 

179

 

Connor

 

Kells

Ballymena

Antrim

 

McIntosh, John Samuel

 

1868+

 

Second Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

 

 

330

 

Broughshane: First

 

Antrim

 

McMullan, Alexander

 

c. 1758

 

America

 

 

 

248

 

Cullybackey: Cunningham Memorial

 

Antrim

 

McMullan, Alexander

 

1772

 

America

 

 

 

358-9

 

Ahoghill: Trinity

 

Antrim

 

McMullan, Peter

 

1789

 

South Carolina

 

 

 

5

 

Bellaghy: First

 

 

 

McPherson, Thomas

 

1 May 1849

 

Strafford West, Ontario, Canada

 

 

 

227-8

 

Frankford: Second Castleblaney

 

Monaghan

 

Middlemiss, Thomas

 

1 Aug 1871

 

U.S.A.

 

 

 

485

 

Clady

 

 

 

Miller, Alexander

 

1751

 

Cook’s Creek, Virginia

 

 

 

293

 

Curran

 

 

 

Mitchell, James

 

1873

 

California

 

 

 

362

 

Glascar

 

Ballinaskeagh

Banbridge

Down

 

Moore, Alexander

 

1796

 

America

 

 

 

496

 

Dromara: Second

 

Down

 

Murdoch, John

 

c. 1852

 

USA

 

 

 

402

 

Belfast: May Street

 

Antrim

 

Patterson, William

 

1915

 

Cooke Church, Toronto

 

 

 

184

 

Belfast: Gilnahirk

 

Antrim

 

Pringle, Francis

 

1799

 

New York; Carlisle, Pennsylvania

 

 

 

171

 

Fahan

 

 

 

Reagh or Rhea, Joseph

 

1770

 

America

 

Joined the Synod of New York and Philadelpia

 

475

 

Clogher

 

Tyrone

 

Robb, James Gardiner

 

1874

 

Toronto

 

 

 

301

 

Glascar

 

Ballinaskeagh

Banbridge

Down

 

Ronaldson, William

 

1773

 

Abinvele County, South Carolina

 

Died in Charleston 1783

 

496

 

Loughaghery (S/B)

 

Hillsborough

Down

 

Ronaldson, William

 

1773

 

America, Long Cane, S.C.; Poplar Springs and Joppa, Ga.

 

Was a Tory. Died 1783 at Charleston, S.C.

 

604

 

Ballydown

 

Banbridge

Down

 

Rutherford, John

 

1874

 

U.S.A.

 

 

 

61

 

Aughmacart

 

 

 

Rutherford, Robert

 

1729

 

Brunswick

 

 

 

35

 

Derryvalley

 

Ballybay

Monaghan

 

Sherlock, Whiteside

 

1893

 

USA

 

 

 

377

 

Newtownards: First

 

Down

 

Simpson, James

 

May 1799

 

America

 

Part of 1798 Rebellion

 

681

 

Belfast: Westbourne

 

Antrim

 

Sloan, William Robert

 

12 December 1930

 

Cranford, Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA

 

 

 

218

 

Ahoghill: Brookside

 

Antrim

 

Smith, Thomas

 

1799

 

Fermanagh, PA

 

 

 

7

 

Belfast: Ravenhill

 

Antrim

 

Smith, William Graham

 

1951

 

Knox Church, Dundas, Canada

 

 

 

195

 

Belfast: Whitehouse

 

Antrim

 

Smyth, Hugh

 

1 January 1873

 

Cincinnati, Ohio; Elizabeth, New Jersey

 

 

 

221

 

Belfast: Ravenhill

 

Antrim

 

Smith, William Graham

 

1951

 

Knox Church, Dundas, Canada

 

 

 

195

 

Belfast: Whitehouse

 

Antrim

 

Smyth, Hugh

 

1 January 1873

 

Cincinnati, Ohio; Elizabeth, New Jersey

 

 

 

221

 

Belfast: Braniel

 

Antrim

 

Spence, W.G. Stanley

 

July 1972

 

Canada

 

 

 

136

 

Scriggan

 

 

 

Steel, Robert

 

1798

 

America - First Pittsburg

 

 

 

749

 

Dunboe: Second

 

Castlerock

Londonderry

 

Weir, Samuel

 

1817

 

America

 

died 31 Jan 1850

 

449

 

Ballymagrane and Ballymena:

    Highkirk

 

Antrim

 

Wilson, James

 

1819

 

Pennsylvania

 

Also minister of

Kirkinriola and Braid

 

78;81

 

Carlingford

 

 

 

Wilson, John

 

1729

 

Newcastle, Pennsylvania

 

 

 

267

 

Warrenpoint

 

Down

 

Wilson, John

 

1729

 

America

 

Died Boston, 6 Jan. 1733

 

798

 

Donegore: Second

 

Templepatrick

Antrim

 

Wilson, Josias

 

c. 1804

 

Hopewell and Lower Chanceford, Pennsylvania

 

 

 

393

 

Donegore: Second

 

Templepatrick

Antrim

 

Windell, William C.

 

1856

 

Montreal, Canada

 

 

 

393

 

Dunboe: First

 

Castlerock

Londonderry

 

Woodside, James

 

1718

 

Brunswick and Boston

 

 

 

448

 

Magherally (U)

 

Banbridge

Down

 

Young, Samuel

 

1718

 

Drawyers, Delaware

 

Died 1721

 

628

 

Ballinasloe

 

 

 

Unknown

 

1844-47

 

Canada

 

 

 

46

 

 

 

Sources of Information:

 

1.     Presbyterian Historical Society of Ireland. A History of Congregations in the Presbyterian Church in Ireland 1610-1982.Belfast: Presbyterian Historical Society of Ireland, 1982.

2.     Knox, R. Buick. A History of Congregations in the Presbyterian Church in Ireland 1610-1982, A Supplement of Additions, Emendations and Corrections. Belfast: Presbyterian Historical Society of Ireland, 1996.