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 Thomas Lippincott

Thomas Lippincott

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Death 13 Apr 1869 (aged 78)
Burial Alton, Madison County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 11221 · View Source
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The Reverend Thomas Lippincott was born in Salem, New Jersey, on February 6th, 1791. After spending a short time in Philadelphia, he removed to Lumberland, New York, in 1814. Here he married on August 15, 1816, and late in the fall of 1817 he started for the West, with his wife and an infant daughter. On December 1st they embarked at Pittsburg, with another family, on a Monongahela flat-boat, which they had chartered to convey them down the Ohio. On the 30th of the same month, they landed at Shawneetown. He found his way to St. Louis, then but a village, and engaged as a clerk, but soon entered into business for himself. He took a stock of goods to Milton, Illinois, where his wife established the first Sabbath School in that state. His next place of residence was Edwardsville, where, certainly for one year, he was editor of the Edwarsville Spectator, and during the six years in which the paper was published in Edwardsville, he was a constant contributor to its columns. While in Edwardsville, besides his editorial duties, he was clerk in the Land Office and Justice of the Peace. Mr. Lippincott was an elder in the Presbyterian Church at Edwardsville. He was licensed to preach October 8th, 1828, and ordained October 19th, 1829 at the first meeting of the Centre Presbytery of Illinois. His stated labors were exclusively with the churches within the bounds of the Synod of Illinois. He also acted for several months as Agent of the American Sunday-School Union. His last field was Dacoign, in Perry County. No man in the Synod was more universally loved and respected. He was the first Moderator of the Presbytery of Alton. He died in April, 1869.

Bio by: Jerry L. Lippincott



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  • Added: 27 Jul 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11221
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Lippincott (6 Feb 1791–13 Apr 1869), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11221, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Alton, Madison County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .