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Dr Philip Axtell
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Birth: May 1, 1815
Washington County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Sep. 3, 1897
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA

A Waynesburg paper of September 9 brings us as we go to press the first news of the death, September 3, of P. Axtell, D.D. Dr. Axtell whose death occurred at the home of his son-in-law, Mr. T. D. Harmon, East End, Pittsburgh, has long been regarded as among the ablest and noblest of Cumberland Presbyterian ministers. "He was born in Morris township, Washington County, Pa., May 1, 1815, and was one of the oldest ministers of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in his synod. He was converted at the age of 17, under the preaching of Morgan and Bryan and entered the ministry when quite young. He served in his calling for fifty-five years and established a number of new churches in Western Pennsylvania, the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at East End, Pittsburgh, being one of the monuments of his labor. He was pastor of the Waynesburg church two or three times, first in 1842, when, it is said, at the end of six months the church doubled its membership from 60 to 120. The degree of D.D. was conferred upon him by Waynesburg College. He leaves one son, J.W. Axtell, of 'The Stockman,' and three daughters, Mrs. J.M. Garrison, Mrs. John R. Rush, and Mrs. Harmon. The funeral was held on Sabbath."
[Source: The Cumberland Presbyterian, September 16, 1897, page 336]

He was married to Eliza M. GIBBONS by Rev. John Cary on September 14, 1843. They had Ann Caroline, Mary Emma, James Wycliffe, Lydia Frances, and John Ewing.

Family links: 
  Luther Axtell (1783 - 1868)
  Nancy McClain Axtell (1785 - 1891)
  Eliza Myers Gibbons Axtell (1820 - 1888)
  Caroline Anne Axtell Garrison (1844 - 1922)*
  Mary Emma Axtell Rush (1846 - 1925)*
  James Wyckiffe Axtell (1852 - 1909)*
  Lydia Francis Axtell Harman (1854 - 1928)*
  Lurany Axtell McCracken (1805 - 1858)**
  Chloe Axtell Andrew (1810 - 1842)*
  Philip Axtell (1815 - 1897)
  Sarah Surany Axtell Cooper (1817 - 1885)*
  Silas Axtell (1818 - 1860)*
  Luther Axtell (1820 - 1886)*
  Rachel Axtell (1822 - 1905)*
  Nancy Axtell Clark (1828 - 1888)*
*Calculated relationship
Homewood Cemetery
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
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- Gloria
 Added: Aug. 28, 2014
He was the son of Luther & Nancy McClain Axtell.
- Deb Bernard
 Added: Feb. 23, 2008

- Joy
 Added: Apr. 4, 2007
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